The life-changing magic of tidying up your running gear

organizing running gear

About 2 years ago, I read Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and no hyperbole: it really was a life-changing book and it really was a one-time reorganization. After reading it, I donated, sold or discarded roughly 50% of my possessions. I tossed items that were worn, donated items that were still good but that I had no use for, and sold or consigned items, like clothing that I no longer wore….

Although I had Kondo-ed my running gear, racing and blogging means you are constantly accruing new, some useful, some not. … I decided to embark on an expedition to clean out my 3 drawers of running gear. 

January running wear sale haul and sale round-up

I run 6 days a week and hit the gym 2 or 3 times a week for strength/cross training. I also live in Philadelphia, a city that experiences the range of temperatures that comes with 4 distinct seasons; year-round runners like me have to have to be prepared to run in every temperature. That adds up to a lot of workout clothing, and I go through a ton in a week.

To save a few bucks, I try to purchase most of my gear at the end-of-season sales. Here are a few items I picked up last week, one at Old Navy and the rest via the ASICS web site. I thought it would be fun to share my “haul” to show you that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to outfit your runs. Plus, it’s voyeuristically fun to see what other people buy. 

Note: I purchased all of these items with no incentives. I have no ambassador ties to ASICS or Old Navy. I just like their running stuff and their prices, and I thought I’d share the love.