My name is Evan and I'm an exercise clothing addict.
In the past I would just exercise in old t-shirts and cloth shorts. Along the way, I picked up a couple exercise shirts and the more I exercised the more I loved those shirts. However, somewhere between then and now I became addicted to buying exercise clothing.
My wife is almost powerless to stop me from buying more exercise gear. I L-O-V-E jackets and sweatshirts. I have plenty of running shirts and shorts that I used during the summer and fall, but few realize that winter in the desert can be quite cold. I've always been very warm-blooded and I sweat quite profusely, so I worried about wearing too many clothes when I went running, even when it was cold. However, it seems that I've lost a lot of fat in the last couple years and am not so warm-blooded after all.
A few months ago, my wife accidentally bought me a long-sleeve compression shirt when I asked her to look out for some long-sleeve running shirts. I loved it so much that I bought a second one. Then I bought a cool running jacket that lasted me for a couple months. I wanted to replace my cotton sweatbands and ended up with not one, not two, but four BondiBands. But, the cold weather seems to have gotten colder (or I've lost some more fat) and I've been running with beanies and knit gloves (and a cool pair of running gloves I got for Christmas), and yet I still come home with a chill. I searched quite a while for some reasonably-priced arm sleeves to keep my arms warm and when I found them at the Las Vegas RNR Marathon Expo, I bought TWO pairs. Recently I bought two long-sleeve shirts and another running jacket that has thumb holes in the sleeves (awesome!) and then had to go back to buy an awesome Nike short-sleeve shirt that I didn't really even need (but was oh so cool and fit me perfectly).
My wife has complained that I am buying gear I don't know, but I know I need most of the gear I've been been buying to keep me warm and looking athletic and not like a burglar when I'm out running at 5 in the morning. Today, however, I realized I had a problem when I received my Zensah "Fresh Legs" shin/calf sleeves (to keep my legs warmer so i can still wear my shorts when it's in 20's and 30's) in the mail and was hiding them from my wife so she wouldn't think I was buying more exercise clothes that I didn't really need.
I know I have a problem, but I've done some strength training in the gym and toned up a bit, and I've lost some weight and most of my belly from running; and when I played in a softball tournament a little over a year ago and the only jersey they had left was a medium and it fit just a bit tight - but a good tight - I've been unable to stop myself from buying newer and cooler (and warmer!) clothing and gear.
So, I've taken the first step and admitted I have a problem. I know I have enough exercise gear to last me through the rest of winter and the spring (and probably also the summer), so I shouldn't need to buy anything else until late fall at the earliest. Though, I will probably need a new pair of running shoes, soon. And there was this awesome Adidas running jacket on clearance at Khol's, and....
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