Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday For the Runner Chick

Liz over at feetdominatingpavement.wrote a blog post about her Runner's Wish List. I have to admit that we share as similar wish list. Here's the thing....I am not a tightwad by nature. If I like something, I get it regardless of price because I know I will use it and I know I will like it. The struggle for me is getting new athletic gear. Athletic gear is not cheap. What if I find out that half way through a 10 mile run, when I have soaked through my new shirt that it rubs me raw in the arm pit. Now it's sweaty and covered in blood....they don't let you return items with that much grossness on them! Or what if I invest in some new trend in hydration tablets only to find out they taste like a monkey's ass? Have you ever tasted a monkey's ass???
Personally, I have not but I can't imagine it would taste good.

Here is a list of things I would like to try before I buy. These are things I hope either work good, taste good, and are useful but haven't been convinced:

1. Compression Socks: good in theory but not sold on  actual function

2. NUUN: sounds awesome but I can't commit to a whole tube of one flavor on the off chance I don't like that flavor.

3. Foam Roller: another good theory but not sold on functionality thing

4. Running Arm Sleeves: great idea!! Scared about fit and rubbing

5. Garmin 405: It is really worth the price???

 So.....I am accepting donations!!! Ha Ha!!

Running note: I had an odd run this morning. I set out on the treadmill with an idea about what I wanted to do for this workout and it went completely astray. I got a total of 5 miles in so it was still a good workout but nothing like I had originally  planned. I don't think I ate enough breakfast this morning either.

I took a practice exam for my personal training certificate and did not do well. The exam is in 16 days and I am officially in freak out mode. This may have been part of the demons that I fought in my head this morning.


Julie said...

Foam roller is totally worth spending the money!

I took the NASM practice exam about 30 times before finally taking the real thing. I did quite poorly about the first 10 times! No worries. You'll do fine!

Nikki Kendall said...

Good to know about the roller!! Thanks for the vote of confidence too!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I think theyall rock! I am sold on my Garmin 305 (prolly cheaer than a 405 now). Love a sped up recovery from compressio socks.

Yes! on foam roller!!!

Nikki Kendall said...

I might get crafty and try out your arm sleeve suggestion Jess