August 16, 2012

Thrift Store Thursday

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Workout: 2 warm-up miles at a 9:30 pace, 4 miles at 7:23 pace, walking cool down

Today was a tempo run day after yesterday's rest day. I'm still feeling congested, but it didn't seem to affect my run. I actually feel better when I'm running. It's when I'm not running that I feel crapsterrific, especially in the early morning because the congestion piles up all night. If you need any other appetizing mental images, feel free to visit my blog on any given day.

We're still going strong on Operation Do Every Possible Activity Before School Starts. Today and tomorrow we have plans to hit up the zoo.

I love animals whose names are also a possible sound they would make ... macaw, macaw. And, yes, we definitely always say it like we are a squawking bird.


I also love that I can only get one kid to look at the camera at a time. That is going to be a running theme for the life of this blog.


Summer threw me off my thrift store game, so I haven't done a Thrift Store Thursday post in several weeks. For shame.

We visited my favorite thrift store in Gadsden, AL, yesterday. Because they sell Target cast-offs, it's like an entire store of Target clearance end caps. Since we're heading back to school next week, we checked off some things on the back-to-school list.

Brand spanking new backpack, $7.


Dance moves and raps, gratuitous. 


My daughter needed a new suitcase because she blew out an outer pocket on her last one by packing 30 pairs of underwear for a weekend trip. This is not a joke. I think what happened is she never took out the extra, hopefully unused, underwear she packed from previous trips. When you never empty a pocket and continue to add items, a blowout is inevitable. The same is true of our intestines.

Brand new suitcase, $15. Brand new backpack $7.


Do these faces look familiar?


Oh, that's why. Except I think the Harajuku Minis brush their hair more regularly. 


This last item has been on my running wish list for a long, long while. Somehow I have good luck finding new, unused running hydration tools at the thrift store. Remember this Fuel Belt?

Handheld water bottle, $3.


It even has a picture of a runner on the packaging. Legit. I'm pretty sure that this was my last step to becoming a real trail runner.


And if you need a good laugh, this is the follow up to Ryan Lochte's confession that he pees in the pool. 




Are you still buying school supplies? 

What is on your running wish list?

24 comments:

  1. Did you know that the up close of your wide-open eyes is kinda scary? Like Mesmer-spooky-paralysing scary? Don't do that to us again. The kids are gonna be fashion models. They're great.

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    1. Imagine if you are my kids who get my stink-eye glare daily.

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  2. I have a Nathan water bottle w pocket I got a few months back....it's great! I use it if it's hot and/or medium long runs...I'm lazy and don't like carrying it for my long runs so for them I wear my fuel belt. Awesome deals u got!! Your kids are adorable btw. :)

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    1. Yes, I'm nervous to carry it on a run. I don't like being off balance.

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  3. I'm jealous of your finds! Our local thrift stores have more of the : "I wouldn't put that item anywhere NEAR my children" , type items. :(

    I need a new, big, hand-held water bottle that doesn't leak and/or squirt me in the face when it's more than half-full. I tried typing that description into a search engine and have yet to come up with any winners. (fingers crossed)

    Have a fun weekend with your kiddos!

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    1. I have so many water bottles that leak! So annoying. But most of them were free (in race swag), so I can't complain.

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  4. My running wish list includes a belt that doesn't ride up over the remainder of my baby belly....

    I like your thrift store finds. I lost patience for thrift shops a long time ago, because I could never find anything I wanted. Sigh.

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    1. I'm looking for that same attribute in shorts too.

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  5. That video of Ryan is my favorite. I posted it on my personal FB page last week because it cracked me up so much. I am not a swimmer, but said I may just start swimming and make the pool my toilet. LOL!! Your thrift store ROCKS!!! I need one like that around here. Oh, and Gwen Stefani is one of my fashion icons. I buy the Harajuku Girl stuff for my daughter a lot!! I love her little characters. They do look familiar.;)

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    1. The best is when he says don't poop in the pool because then they close the pool, and he ONLY pees in the pool.

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  6. Don't thrift stores sell second hand stuff? That's what they are here. And they're yucky. My youngest son like to go to them to find old video games. I usually wait in the car. They smell and one time I saw an old lady trying on a bra in the middle of the aisle. WTF! LOL Nice finds! Hopefully your water bottle isn't used! Haha.

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    1. I think stores here get a tax write-off if they donate the items they couldn't sell (like seasonal or clearance stuff) to the thrift stores. It's awesome! But I just said this week that you cannot buy bras at the thrift store. You have to draw the line somewhere.:)

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  7. That video is hilarious!! Makes me like him even more:) Great thrift store finds!

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  8. Fun!!!! I haven't been to a thrift store in so long, and I love them. I need pink compression socks. :)

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  9. I would totally shop at a thrift store if they had Targets castoffs. Nice scores for you! On my running wish list is a pair of capris.

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  10. You score so many great finds at the thrift store. If you are ever in Huntsville check out the Goodwill thrift store on South Parkway because they get Target castoffs there too.

    I'm very jealous of you guys making a trip to the zoo. I have asked Allan to take me for years and I still have yet to go to the Bham Zoo!

    Have a great weekend enjoying the last few days of summer vacation!

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    1. Thanks for the Huntsville thrifting tip!

      You have to come to the zoo here! I think I like it more than my kids.:)

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  11. My kids started school this past Monday and it seems like every night we have to go buy more supplies! On my running list is a Spi belt. I've never used one but want to try it out, I'll be running the NYC marathon and want to carry my phone in it for afterward to find my family.

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    1. I've been wanting to try a spi belt too! I always carry my phone in my bra, but lately it has been chafing. Not cool!

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  12. I flipping LOVE how your daughter's backpack basically has you on it!!! Fabulous!!!

    Good Thrifting....it's such a buzz, isn't it, when you score golf. I'm getting addicted.

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  13. School supplies: YES. Still need the 8-oz bottles of glue and some lined index cards (Target was clean out).

    Running wish list: I love those colorful, cute arm warmers! Ohhh, and I'd love a new tank with a built-in sports bra (checked some out at REI the other day... Not gonna happen).

    "When you never empty a pocket and continue to add items, a blowout is inevitable. The same is true of our intestines." - Okay. So glad someone else enjoys potty humor as much as I do.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I got some arm warmers in my running kit from Oiselle, and I'm super excited to wear them. Like every day in the winter.

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  14. Dude, I am still very envious of your thrift store finds. $3 handheld? Whaaaa? Excellent find. One of these days you're going to find an unused camelbak or something crazy like that.

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  15. a handheld for $3!!! Score!

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