So I have been a little MIA lately, but my challenge is still going.
The True Cost challenge was a great start for me. I’m sorry I was slack on the sharing end.
After my initial running gear audit, I had a look at the rest of my wardrobe and made a substantial donation to good will and put a few pieces for sale on Ebay and Facebook Marketplace.
I successfully only purchased one item of clothing over the course of the month (my wedding dress). Personally, I think that’s pretty impressive. I am after all, a gainfully employed 32 year old female with no children!
Full disclosure though, I did receive a free shirt from Kusaga Athletic.
I was lucky enough to win a free Kusaga Run Tee from a competition in Run 4 Your Life Magazine.
I couldn’t believe my luck, especially since I had listed it as one of my brands to try in my last blog post.
It arrived express post a few days later, just in time to give it a test run at the Great Ocean Road Marathon.
I broke the number one race day rule of never wearing anything new on race day and gave it a go.
I was a bit worried at first because it was unseasonably warm at the start line. Great Ocean Road usually tortures runners with some insane “sea breezes” and sometimes even torrential rain.
Throughout the run, it was clear that my new top was a little bit big and the dark grey colour as opposed to black, highlighted sweat patches a little bit more than I would like.
But that being said it wicked away any moisture and cooled my skin when those breezes did eventually come through.
I didn’t experience any chaffing which is a first for me with race gear.
After the race, I promptly took of my new top and washed it when I got home. Just in the machine in cold water as I normally would.
I am stoked to say that there has been no after race smelly effects at all. Granted it’s usually the older tops that start smelling but I’ve been really impressed by this top.
I also wore it to the gym later in the week after my legs recovered.
I’ll definitely be looking for more sustainable options in the future when it comes to my running gear and my clothing in general. No more cheap K-mart fast fashion for me.
June’s challenge…. hmm I’ll have a look on Netflix tonight and let you know!
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Cool subject to post about!
Thanks Smiling Pilgrim. Hoping to try out a few other products but conscious of buying stuff I don’t need. See how I go but there are some great innovations out there