Friday, July 20, 2012

Hooked on Brooks RnR Gear

Dear Brooks, when did you start creating such cool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series gear? No joke, I wanted at least three of the T-shirts and the navy hoodie I spotted in the 10 minutes I had to spend at the expo. And had the lights not turned off, begging expo goers to exit at 6 p.m., you probably would have gotten a sale out of me.

It doesn’t take much for me to drool (almost) over running gear. Name a race expo—Rock ‘n’ Roll, Boston, Chicago—and I can always find something that’s begging me to take out my wallet and spend, spend, spend. Not necessarily because I want the coveted Boston Marathon jacket or all the gear that sports Chicago running pride, although that tends to be my first inclination. I’m practically the ideal customer, always wanting to buy a T-shirt secondary to the race shirt that every participant receives regardless of how many tees I already have exploding out of the drawers at home. You should have seen me at last week’s Ironman 70.3 expo—sure enough, I had to have the shirt with every participant’s name printed on the back to make the M-Dot logo.

But to be honest, I’m regretting last weekend’s purchase because it—and several unexpected purchases this week like a replacement iPod, tri gear and running shoes—left my wallet dry. I wanted to go home with one of those RnR shirts especially because I thought they shouted rock more than run.

Am I right? Are you loving this gear as much as I am? Score this Run Happy gear at the RnR Expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at McCormick Place, Expo Hall D2.

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