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Back Shopping....

Monday, November 25, 2013

I need to go back shopping. I am in need of a windsuit or something for my trek home. Last years winter coat, while warm, is bulky and heavy and just not what I need for my long walks. I also need some pants or leggings like we used to wear back in the 60's to keep our legs warm. I've been looking online but now I truly need to hit some stores and see what is available locally before I order online. Plus, honestly, I'm not sure what size to order. Does it run smaller than normal clothing? Bigger? I hate shopping and especially during the madness that is the holiday season. But (there always is one) now is when I need the stuff. I'm dropping DD off at my sister's on Wednesday for a baking session so I will venture out then and see what I can locate in her part of the state. Should probably pick up a new pair of walking shoes too. My current ones have at least 500 miles on them and are getting a bit worn. Surprised me when I picked them up this morning to take into school. Wow, I've been busy.
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    shopping can be a pain, but try to find something fun about it, you're buying new things because the old is TOO BIG! Yahoo! Yippee! WHEEEEEEE!

    Sometimes you can find a salesperson who is knowledgable about the sport or climate conditions you are looking to work out in. If you work in schools do you have a chance to talk to a team coach or PE teacher? they may be able to give you some suggestions! Network!

    and buy whatever in an outrageous color that makes you grin! emoticon
    1605 days ago
    When I was training to walk a 1/2 marathon in the winter by the river, it was down right chilly! There were days I was almost blown off the path. Rain, snow, ice, and don't forget not to step on the green stuff on the path: duck doo-doo! What I ended up doing is wearing silk glove liners in my leather gloves, wearing a hat with ear flaps, a sweatshirt under a heavy jacket and a pair of tights under my pants. Oh, and wool socks. Kept me warm!

    Remember regarding sizing: each year they take the sizes and drop down the number by 1: vanity sizing. So if we wore a size 8 pant at 100 lbs, that would be a 4 or 6 now. Geesh!
    1606 days ago
    You have been busy! I'm with you not liking to shop in the craziness, but you need the things. I pulled out my thermal underwear today to wear under my pants because my knees and thighs were cold walking. Hope you have a lot of success finding what you need.
    1606 days ago
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