April 26, 2012

Thrift store Thursday

Just what you all have been waiting for, to see what kind of junk I can get for 5 dolla.

Running junk: 2009 Kara Goucher Runner's World $.39, Old Navy running shorts with built-in unders (don't worry I have a sanitize cycle on the wash) $1.74 after a 30% discount.


I was pretty excited that with this issue of Runner's World I recognized a runner without having to look at the name on the cover. It's Kara Goucher so it wasn't that complex, but I barely recognize regular celebrities much less running celebrities. And those Old Navy shorts look nice on her. She should probably get a size smaller, and people should probably be less nerdy when setting up a picture. 

In case you wonder what else I like to buy at the thrift store, here are some non-running goods I picked up on the same trip. It was Old Navy day at the thrift store. Old Navy skirt $2.98, Old Navy shirt $1.98, Midwives $1.98.



Do you ever wear Old Navy workout gear? Love it or leave it?

What's the best book you've read lately? 


Hate or love Oprah's Book Club?


Would you/have you used a midwife? I used one for my second birth in Virginia, and it was by far my best birth experience. In Florida, it was against the law for the midwives to see me once I found out I was having twins because they automatically classify twins as high risk. Sadness.

21 comments:

  1. Oprah's Book Club has some good reads-I've loved some but didn't like others so I'm probably 50/50 here. I only have a few things from Old Navy and I don't think I've ever tried any of their workout clothes. You had some great finds!

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    1. Agree. Most of the time the books are so depressing that I need to read some comics after to balance it out.

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  2. I have those exact same running shorts but in green! I like them a lot! They serve their purpose for the regular weekday runs quite well, but I've never worn them for a race longer than 8k. Great finds!

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  3. Best book? Let The Great World Spin

    Never worn Old Navy workout gear but I've been thinking about maybe getting some of their tights or capris :-)

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    1. I'll have to check Let the Great World Spin out!

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  4. Cute skirt! Saw you won some shoe awesomeness from the boring runner. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks! I am having a hard time deciding on which color to get. My running store always tells me to suck it when I ask about color options, so this is awesome!

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  5. I need to shop more at thrift stores.... then maybe I would buy myself some clothes. As it is, I never shop and I am constantly bemoaning my lack of wardrobe. I'll get there. I have even browsed some high-end second-hand stores here (we a LOT of them). So, I am getting closer to parting myself from my money. We'll see.

    I am currently reading A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin. I like it.

    I haven't been too excited about Oprah's Book Club. There are some good reads, but some - not so much. :)

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    1. I find myself buying more and more running clothes and less and less regular person clothes. So I'm trying to cut back on running stuff (sort of, not really). Luckily I enjoy shopping, except when I am with all of my kids and trying to shop. I love all second-hand stores because I'm addicted to at least thinking that I got a good deal. But it's not always easy to find the right sizes and what you want. If I didn't like shopping, I think I might hate thrift stores. Good luck finding some new clothes!

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  6. I have a three pairs of Old Navy workout shorts - they're pretty good for the price point!

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  7. I've gotten some Old Navy yoga tanks on super clearance (less than $2) and they have held up well.

    Any particular thrift locations you recommend around B'ham? (I always tell myself that I will go in and check it out but I get overwhelmed/busy/blah blah blah) I have had pretty good luck at Zoe's Consignment in Forest Park though sometimes they can be a bit pricey.

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    1. I'll have to check out Zoe's. It's hard for me to go to the thrift store with the kids (too annoying), but I have a friend who likes to go with me. That makes it easier to talk myself into going. Friend date + thrift store. I bought the stuff in this post at America's Thrift in Midfield. It's a little bit of a drive, but it's huge and always has stuff that I like. Plus I have extra coupons for the America's Thrift stores from the Enjoy the City coupon books. I used to like the Salvation Army on Green Springs, but then they took away their 50% off Wednesdays. Boo!

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  8. Which thrift stores do you go to in town? We have favorite thrift stores in Gadsden and Auburn, but haven't been too lucky in Bham yet. Ha, I just looked up and saw that Melissa beat me to it and already asked you the same question.

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    1. The Midfield America's Thrift is my favorite, but I love the Goodwill in Gadsden. Normally I hate Goodwills, but they have really good deals at the one Bethanne recently took me to. And lots of Target cast offs. If you ever want to take a trip to Midfield together, let me know!

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  9. Congrats on your winning at The Boring Runner!

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  10. Best book lately...Unbroken
    I am now reading the Night Circus and it is good

    Oprah's book club: for the most part yes for me!

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  11. You make me want to head to the thrift store tomorrow...just might do that.
    No babies in my house but if yes, would consider a midwife if babies had been born. That sentence didn't make much sense. Sorry.

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    1. But I totally got it.:)

      And for some reason, I find thrift store shopping helps me relax. It's kind of like playing the piano or running -- you have to focus so hard to find a gem in the piles of crap, that you can't think about the other stresses of life.

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