Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gear Addict

So much for just needing to lace up your shoes and head out the door...

How do I have so much running gear already? I have only been running for 18 months. I have to admit that I am a gear addict. Let's start with my shoe collection in the order they were purchased, along with my mileage for each (as of 9/30/2011):

  • Vibram FiveFingers KSO (Yellow/Green) - 80 miles [Retired/Sold]
  • Vibram FiveFingers Classic - 54 miles
  • Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek - 186 miles
  • Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove - 170 miles
  • Vibram FiveFingers KSO (Camo/Gray) - 24 miles
  • Saucony Progrid Kinvara - 67 miles
  • Mizuno Wave Precision 11 - 73 miles
  • Invisible Shoe Huaraches - 9 miles [Not Pictured]
  • Brooks Cascadia 6 - 51 miles
  • Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS - 7 miles
  • New Balance Minimus Road - 5 miles

It does not end there. I also have running jackets, vests, tech shirts, running shorts, running socks, a Road ID (ankle and wrist strap), blinking tail light, 2 headlamps, numerous reflective bands, a Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS with heart rate strap, foot pod, several bike sensors (okay, so they're not running related, but they stemmed from a running related item), 2 handheld water bottles, several sticks of Body Glide, Zensah calf sleeves (2 pairs), Zensah ankle supports, Zensah compression shorts, Zensah hat and gloves, a good pair of Ryders sunglasses bought specifically for running (polarized and photocromic), a baseball cap bought specifically for running in wet weather (with ear flaps for when it gets cold, too), Foot Rubz, Superfeet insoles, an SPIbelt with waterproof bag, Yurbudz headphones bought specifically for use while running, and numerous gels, sports bars and other consumable energy products. Let's not forget some miscellaneous stuff such as my Digifit adapter for my iPod touch, the Digifit software, magazine subscriptions (Runner's World, Trail Runner, Running Times), my running club membership, a foam roller, a stick roller, Yak Trax, purchases of pre-built training plans (PRS Fit Global 10K), and coaching (the 8 weeks leading up to Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania.) I am sure I am forgetting some stuff, but you get the point.

I've also been purchasing a lot of Groupon and LivingSocial deals for many local running stores when I spot them. I still have one left and might just have to go use it tomorrow. It's hard to be loyal to one store when these deals are offered by everyone. They really add up fast! But that also means my gear multiplies fast!

... it's no wonder I feel like I need a pilot's checklist before I go for a run.


  1. Have fun at Ragnar this weekend!!!

  2. Thanks...! It was a blast. More details to be posted soon. In the mean time, check out my dailymile reports for details on the actual runs.