I did a monster house cleaning today, to prep for our visitors. We're giving my brother our bedroom while he visits with his wife, 9 year old daughter V, and 4 month daughter I. I usually let our bedroom and bath slip a bit on the clean scale....it's clean, but not visitor clean, so it needed it.
Once I got the easy cleaning done, I tackled my closet and chest of drawers. I was trying to make some order of my clothes, and maybe toss old clothing if I could. I have a pile of tshirts from various races, which I will never toss. Then I went through my running shorts and and bras and socks and shoes. I even unearthed a brace I wore to bed when I had plantar faciitis, it's a blue padded thing that kept my foot at a 90 degree angle while I slept. I actually wore it on a flight to Ireland because I wanted to keep my rehab up, even on vacation.
I looked at all my gear on the floor, and surprise, it was all the same. I go to Dick's or Sports Authority a few times a year to see what's new for running. I try a bunch of things on, prance around in front of the mirror, use a coupon for my purchases if I have one, then head home. But looking at my running clothes, it was all the same sitting there on my bedroom floor. Three pairs of black Nike stretch running shorts, four pairs of Asics, white tees for the summer, long sleeve tees for the fall, and yes, black Nike stretch pants for fall runs. I don't know why I bother looking at articles about new shoes or gear, because like it or not, I guess I've found what works.
My dad (see my health and fitness inspiration post) is due to arrive tomorrow. I'm wondering if I can get him out for a quick run around the neighborhood.....we shall see....