So I bought a new article of clothing. Ugh.
Back in September, I vowed across social media not to buy any new clothes/shoes for the rest of the year (see that here) . It had been going pretty good so far (evidenced here and here).
That is until yesterday when I made an online purchase. Only after I received the confirmation email did I realize what I had done.
Emotions usually cause us to make impulse purchases (or any purchases really) and that is exactly what happened.
I was getting my gear together for the bike ride to November Project*** the next morning. While the idea of getting up to go work out at 6:30 AM is not what scares me, it is the temperature. I get cold very easily and I am so afraid of being cold that I wear lots of unnecessary layers and even bring extra clothes in my backpack.
I have vivid memories of past winter workouts in DC where my legs would be cold for hours afterward and my fingers would be in pain inside my wool gloves. DC isn’t even that cold! It never dips below zero!
Chicago on the other hand, is a completely different story. This is what I am very afraid of. The city’s nickname is Chiberia after all!
So long story short, I ended up purchasing a base layer fleece pant that will hopefully keep my legs from falling off this winter.
I could have gone the cheap route and gotten the first pair of fleece leggings I saw at Target, but I wanted this purchase to at least be worth it. So I chose Eddie Bauer for its lifetime guarantee.
***If you don’t know what November Project is, it is a wacky group of people who get together in cities all over the world to work out together no matter the weather. I wrote a previous post about it once here. #FreeFitness #JustShowUp #WeatherProof