Buying running gear is part of the fun for this whole running thing. There are a lot of ways I can get the gear I want, but lately, it's all ended up on my Christmas and birthday lists. Why not? As long as I'm running and there's gear out there, chances are my family will always be able to get ideas for me. If not, gift cards to running stores is always good too. Sometimes it's more fun to spend the gift cards, like I did for my birthday and got a Oiselle bra and a Raw Threads shirt. They're part of my race outfit that I posted to Instagram yesterday. The Running Skirt was a Christmas gift.
One thing I'll always get at my LRS though is running shoes. I always want to make sure a new model fits well, and my 10.5 shoe size makes it difficult to go to Dick's or DSW to pick up a pair. I'll order a pair online if it's on sale, but most of the time, it's the LRS for me. In fact, this summer, I get to be fitted for shoes again. Since running shoe companies are constantly changing their models and fit, I always need to do research before I buy a new pair. The online shopping comes later if I really like the pair and I'm seeing if I can find a good bargain for a second pair.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.