Wahoo! New workout clothes. Old Navy is having a killer sale on their workout line, Active by Old Navy. Up to 40% off through January 16! Also, if you use the code 24Hours, you can get 30% off everything (but just for todayâ€¦ I went on a baby onesie buying spree this morning. Whoopsâ€¦).
The folks at Old Navy challenged me to go through my workout clothes drawer, toss the old stuff, and add in some Active by Old Navy gear. Hah! They didnâ€™t know the can of worms they were asking me to open. And by can of worms, I mean smells-like-a-sweaty-locker-room drawers.
Do your workout clothes trigger lovely memories? Mine do! See those pink shorts? They are actually Emilyâ€™s â€“ she gave them to me about two years ago because she didnâ€™t like the cut. I love them. Every time I wear them, I think of her.
And the race shirts. So many race shirts. I went through my drawer a year or so ago and tossed nearly all the cotton tees, but all but a few of the tech tees made the first cut. Iâ€™m glad I saved them. My first half marathon tee, my Disney Marathon teeâ€¦ I canâ€™t throw those away!
Hereâ€™s one thing that I can DEFINITELY toss. My *original* sports bra. AKA the one that I wore all the freaking time when I was first getting healthy. Man, I wonder how many miles this bra has seen? Itâ€™s so old that the elastic makes a crinkling sound when I stretch it. Obviously going in the toss pile. Iâ€™m a little sad about it, though.
And Iâ€™m not even going to tackle my mis-matched sock bag. One thing at a time, Caitlin. One thing at a time.
In the end, I parted with a few shorts that are too small, two cycling tops that never fit me correctly (they were hand-me-downs), capris that I ran my first 10-odd races in, a top that smells like I just sweated it in regardless of how often I wash it (gross), and a few non-sentimental race shirts. In the trash or in the donation bag, they go!
In the with NEW!
I donâ€™t usually buy tops like this, but Iâ€™ve been wearing cotton tees to yoga and figured it would be nice to have something cuter. The material is sweat-wicking and the cut is super fun. Iâ€™m wearing an old hot pink sports bra under it, but I tried on the matching Compression Bra at the store (in M; on sale for $10) and was so tempted to buy it. You guys know how uber-picky I am about sports bras, and although the Compression Bra was in no way supportive enough for me for running, it was really comfy and wouldâ€™ve been perfect for walking or yoga. At $10, I shouldâ€™ve gotten it! Gah. I hate that. (Here are sports bras I love.)
I am a HUGE fan of the Capris. As I said, I just tossed a pair of capris so itâ€™s nice to have a replacement. They have a wide top band, are made of an excellent sweat-wicking fabric, and come up far enough (just say no to crack, kids). And thereâ€™s a secret key pocket. I went on a walk in these and was impressed with how they donâ€™t move around â€“ no hitching up or adjusting necessary. The Capris also come as Leggings (on sale for $22). I was tempted to snag the Legging as well because, seriously, when are running compression leggings only $22? But I have a decent pair of running legging and figured that in balmy Charlotte, I donâ€™t really need two.
Itâ€™s nice to have some new gear. Makes me want to go exercise! And speaking of exercise, Iâ€™m feeling mighty good from yesterdayâ€™s 12.0 miler. I love it when my last long run before a race goes really, really well. It gives me such a confident booster!
This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navyâ€™s Active wear in stores or at oldnavy.com #GetYourActiveON.
Do you have a messy workout drawer, too? Do you get sentimental about your workout gear? Seriously, I may have never parted with that green sports bra if it hadnâ€™t made the crackling noise when I stretched it.