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…