The Good News And The Bad News

Might as well get the bad news out of the way first. There will be no awesome Sugoi giveaway. I just couldn’t find anything that was a) inexpensive enough and b) properly sized. I could have gotten some accessories, like arm warmers or socks, but the size selection was poor by the time I arrived. Given that the majority of my readership is female I figured unisex size L or bigger was a bad bet.

Two pieces of good news:

1. I now have properly fitted running tights. Granted, I can’t wear them until after Christmas (hooray for money from my in-laws), but that’s okay. Here’s what I picked up at the sale:

$25: SubZero Tight – these should be super-warm and have a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish. These are going to be my go-to winter tight.

$25: MidZero Tight – Thermal, but doesn’t have DWR. Should be good for spring.

$15: Piston R+R Knee High – Compression! Mine have a fluorescent green toe stripe. They’re about 1/2 a shoe size too big according to the chart (Large, when I really need a Medium). The ones I snagged from Colin that are the same size fit pretty well, but had been stretched out before I stole them. Fingers crossed that these work for me so I can run in them.

It totally pays to rifle through bins. I found the socks in with other loose pairs and when I asked the guy if there were more he was really surprised that I’d found a pair. I guess he thought they’d sold out. The SubZeros were found on the second trip to the tights and the MidZeros were scored in the change room when a woman with whom I had been in line said they didn’t fit her. Overall I saved myself just over $150 off of list price. So awesome!

2. I do have a contest coming up next week! Not Sugoi, but equally as good. Let’s just say that one of you will be getting some help buying your Christmas presents…


3 responses

  1. thats awesome that you scored all those things for cheap!! Isn't a great feeling to save money?! Especially with Christmas coming up! 🙂

    November 20, 2010 at 3:45 am

  2. I'm totally jealous that you were able to get those for so cheap! I think I may have those subzero tights (or last year's version of them).

    November 22, 2010 at 2:09 am

  3. in response to your comment we have had the 2160's in the store for about 2 weeks now and had a tech night about them last week. I think you will be pretty safe! They didn't change too much except gave it a softer more premium sock liner and under foam and improved the durability of the mesh. They are also a bit lighter =) And thanks for the suggestions—i finally ended up deciding to do just that yesterday and print the wings onto the shirt =)

    November 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm

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