Retail Therapy!

Today I went shopping! For a young city-dwelling female I really don’t go shopping all that often. In fact the last time I went properly shopping was when I was at the end of my europe trip on December 6, 2013. I came back to europe with literally 26 cents in my bank account. I proceeded to inhabit my mothers couch for the following month until I moved into my cosy apartment on January 6, 2014. Since then I’ve been barely getting by to pay my rent, bills and buy oh-so-delicious food, but little by little I’ve put my pennies aside and today made a small trek to DFO South Warf with my bestie heading straight for the line-up of sporting gear outlet stores. 

I have 3 favourite brands when it comes to sport gear. 2XU, Nike and Asics. Nike used to be my sole favourite, but that was back in the days before serious exercise when I was just flouncing about in the gym aimlessly. I love Nike runners purely for their aesthetics, I’ve happily owned several pairs over the years but once I started getting a bit more serious at the gym last year I realised how unsupportive Nikes were and switched to Asics. I always found Asics are somewhat, but in recent years they’ve picked up on the colour fad and are now producing fantastically supportive runners that don’t look half bad either. Last, but definitely not least is 2XU, the clothes (or should I say apparel) that makes any Joe Blow feel like an elite athlete, admittedly they have prices to match but hey, what ever makes you happy right? Suffice to say I ended up buying a couple of items from 2XU and spent a decent time browsing in the Asics and Nike stores too. Even with stock to clear discounts my 2-item hall set me back $230, but I have no regrets. 

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They really weren’t kidding when they said those little grey strips are reflective!
Compression Tights $140 Cycle Vest $90 (discounted from $150)

I also intend on being a complete noob tomorrow and wearing both items with my noosa multi-coloured asics to uni tomorrow and join the Thursday running group. My only hesitation is that people might think I’m a pro runner when I turn up in that gear, but they’ll soon find out I’m just a beginner who likes to dress over enthusiastically. I don’t even know what distance they’re doing, but I guess I’ll find out.

These are my Asic Noosa’s by the way..

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Until next time..

KK

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  1. Nice gear, can you let me know how you get on with the compression tights, its all money when it comes to gear so would be good to hear what you think. Thanks

    • These are actually my second pair of these compression tights. My old pair I’ve had for almost 3 years and they’re still going strong. Yes the pretty decorations may’ve peeled and faded but the compression still works good and I always feel good exercising in them, it might be just psychological (haven’t run any experiments) but I do think they improve recovery time and possibly prevent injury by keeping up blood flow during exercise. My tip would be to get advice from the store assistant about choosing the right size. These tight’s are also 2XU’s bestsellers and many people I know swear by them!
      KK 🙂

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