Thursday, March 12, 2009

TIaRT: only in running...

This is for the Runners Lounge "Take It and Run Thursday."

Only in running would you spend more money and time obsessing over clothes that will get disgusting, dirty, sweaty and gross every time you wear them and spend more money on those clothes than what you wear in 'real life.' Honestly I have acquired or bought more running clothes than anything else in the past year. And I spend more money on a running shirt than I would ever even think of plunking down on a regular everyday top. I would be appalled to go and slap down $60 on a regular old shirt when just last week I spent that much on a new long sleeve technical shirt that had a great waterproof pocket in the back, without blinking an eye. Because it was CLEARLY necessary.

It's amazing what I can justify buying as a runner. This is why I have my running buddies though, because as a group, the Fair Weather Runners have decided we feel SO MUCH more official and like "real runners" now that we have nice running gear somehow it makes it all okay.

I think the government should consider a tax write off regarding this matter. I'm writing that new president of ours a little note about it! This calls for my Strawberry Shortcake stationary for sure.

8 comments:

Marcy said...

Ohh I hear you. My closet currently has more running clothes than anything else in it. Yikes! LOL

the gibsons said...

i just purchased my third pair of high-end asics in less than a year....other than running shoes, i haven't purchased any sort of footwear for myself since getting married.

and yes, this year is our 3 year anniversary. lopsided isn't even the appropriate word.

Melanie said...

yep, i'm the same way! :D Glad it's not just me!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Stimulus package #2 -- a tax break for running gear! It would encourage new spending which stimulates the economy. It also promotes preventative health which lowers both direct medical costs and the cost to society because of obesity-related and stress-related illnesses and conditions. It would create jobs in both the American market (retail sales, marketing/advertising) and in the international markets (manufacturing) while at the same time addressing poverty (jobs created in developing countries like Lesotho). It would also lead to massive wealth redistribution since we know that wealthy people are always looking for tax breaks so they would be spending massive amounts of money purchasing running gear.

I think you've hit on something hear. Barrack will surely jump on this idea. Might even make you Secretary of the Treasury in place of ????

Erik said...

yea...I'm feeling the tax write off...

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Oz Runner said...

i'm sure the strawberry shortcake stationary will convince obama.....

whatever happened to the days of just throwing on a tshirt and shorts and going running?

IzzyBubbles said...

a WATERPROOF POCKET??!! where did you find this shirt? i NEED one!!!

umm, yes...I've bought far more running gear (and maybe yoga gear) this past year than anything else. I can always justify buying running gear because I'm using it to do something good for myself. it makes perfect sense, really.

we need to open up our running/yoga/smoothie business and then we can write off all our beautiful running gear as a business expense. Haha!

aron said...

i have spent SO MUCH money on running clothes this year too! i need to stop :)