**Disclaimer**I don’t think spending money solves real life problems and I don’t think shopping eliminates stress, but I do think it is nice to reward yourself with things you enjoy sometimes as a way to break up the monotony of the demands of everyday life.
I have been overwhelmed lately with work, grad school, attempting to train normally, laundry, etc. I feel like I have hundreds of different things and projects going on and the demands caused me to be very stressed out less than a week ago. Today I left the house and took my work with me to the local bookstore/cafe’ because I needed a change of scenery. I feel like I got a lot done but I also became frustrated and I needed a break from school. I am mentally drained and that causes me to produce terrible work. Phil texted me and suggested that we go shopping so I can buy some new running clothes as a way to take a break…..I packed up my laptop and books and zoomed home!! Who wouldn’t??
BUTTT…..as much as I love running clothes I am not willing to spend more than $30 on any piece of clothing I work out in because I tend to ruin it and it gets gross. I can’t even think of a piece of running gear that I have paid more than that for. I am a bargain shopper when it comes to clothes. For this reason, I gravitate toward TJ MAXX and Marshalls, sports authority, and running warehouse.com because I can almost always use a coupon on that website. All of these places have great deals!!
Today I got a lot of nice stuff and it was all very inexpensive!
New sports bras! Pink $12, Green $10. I love the unique backs on these.
Hooded black shirt with thumb holes. Perfect for fall or with layers in the winter. The design on the sides is really cute and the shirt will be a huge staple in my wardrobe when it gets cold again. It never hurts to buy things when they are out of season because they are super discounted…… $10!!!
Another $10 long sleeve shirt. Junior likes it!!!
$20 tights because I fell in love at first sight and I wear half tights year round.
New coffee mug $4. The line to the register in both TJMAXX and Marshalls is lined with impulse buys. This mug is great because it is huge (Notice how big it looks on my Kuerig and next to the regular coffee mug), its bright, and it says #goforit. I love coffee, bright colors, and short sayings like “go for it”. Also, I love twitter and the mug has a hashtag on it.