Ah…that summer-like heat from this past Sunday is gone…and it was a cool and breezy 55 this morning. Today’s workout felt like magic. You know, when everything clicks and you feel good even though the workout is hard? AND, I saw a shooting star at the end. 🙂
Today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup topic is about where to buy gear. My go to place for shoes is our local neighborhood running store: Brazos Running Company. It’s owned and operated by a local runner who does everything he can to support local runners and sponsor races. Whenever possible, he travels to races– (he was at at the RNR in NOLA earlier this year) and many, many others. Everyone who works at the store is a runner, and they know their stuff, which is awesome, because there’s nothing more annoying than having a sales person who doesn’t know anything about any of the products in the store (like at the big chains). If you have a problem with a current shoe or looking to try something new, they can help you. Also, they have a treadmill so you can try the shoes out for a spin.
The best part is if the shoes don’t work for you, like the newest Sauconys I got, you can take them back within 30 days! My shoes had some wear on them and were scuffed, even after just 30 days, but they took them back no questions asked. Not many places will do that.
They have lots of other gear and clothes, unfortunately, no skirts, though, so I have to go online to buy a some other stuff. Whenever I can, I try to buy stuff from there. It’s hard to compete with the big chains and of course Amazon, but the store is a gem and a community resource that I don’t want to see go.
Where do you get your best running gear?