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.