Today's theme is running gear I'd buy again. I haven't really ever had a bad experience with something, so most of what I own would be repeat buys.
First, 100 days till Disneyland! I wondered how long I had and tracked it out on Sunday.
OK, back to the topic. I still own my Under Armour gear that I bought my first year in college, in 2003! They're the very same ones I bought that year and they're still going strong. Since I played a spring sport, and college spring sports start in winter, I needed high quality winter gear that would keep me warm outside. I didn't need all of that in high school since pre-season would start in mid-March, and even then we'd be inside if administrators deemed it too cold. Not so in college. My coach went to Middlebury, so we knew we couldn't complain.
Shoes are always a must, and so is going to get fitted. I wore whatever I wanted to wear before I started this whole running thing, and I'm sure my feet are happy I'm now wearing what I should've been wearing. No wonder I had so many mechanical issues in high school, like tendinitis in my ankles to my knees. The trick with shoes is when companies decide to change things up on people instead of sticking to what is actually working (see ASICS GT-2000 #1).
On a side note, to flip things around, I'm not sure I would get Yurbuds again. They've been fine, until the ear pieces started getting loose. Readers might remember I lost an ear piece, probably in the portapotty, before my 5k last October. When I went to get a replacement pair, the website was out. I know my next headphones will be something different.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.