As I prepare to head to the Skirt Sports mothership AKA their store in Boulder on Friday, today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run seems more than a little bit appropriate. What are we chatting about? Race Gear: Are you a hoarder or a minimalist? Do you need everything in every color or do you keep as few things around as possible?
I admit, I have a few skirts. Ok, more than a few. But I contend that I’m not a hoarder. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a hoarder as “one who hoards or stores up, esp. money.” And to hoard as “To amass and put away (anything valuable) for preservation, security, or future use”.
See? No hoarding here! I use all the skirts that I own. I mean, sure, I have enough skirts to wear one a day for at least a month, but each and every skirt gets its turn.
In fact, when I came back from my trip to New England, my Happy Girl bin (yes, I have enough skirts to segregate them by type…) only had 2 lonely skirts left in it! All of my other skirts had been worn in the days leading up to the trip, as a running skirt on the trip, or casual wear while we were traipsing around. Obviously I need them all.
While my Happy Girl skirts see action all year round, I do have skirts that only get used in certain types of weather. But if a skirt goes more than a year without being used? I find it a home where it can be appreciated. That’s right, I’m the girl that goes to all the gear exchanges and comes home with nothing new.
Obviously, I’m very nearly a minimalist when it comes to my skirts. ;o)
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