I’m cheap. I admit it. I’m the queen of finding things on sale and often will do without if I think something is too pricey. (OK, I admit there are exceptions: beer and races. But the above holds true for anything from running clothes to household items to groceries.)
I made an exception to that rule this week. I bought a bottle of Win detergent for full price on amazon.
Why? Because I was pretty sure my pink running jacket was going to get up and run away on its own if I didn’t wash it with a sports detergent soon.
I’ve used Win before and knew I liked the smell. (I can’t stand detergents with overpowering smells. All of my normal detergents are unscented.)
I also knew that it makes a huge difference in the smell of running clothes. So, when I realized my jacket was stinking, despite having been washed in regular detergent, I knew it was time to do something about it.
The problem? I have one of those big front loading washers. It’s great when I want to wash a comforter from the bed. Not so much when I want to run a small load.
So, I spent the last week and a half stockpiling dirty running clothes. By the end of the time, I was running in those bras that really belong in the trash. (You know you have them too.)
But it was worth it! Everything smells all nice and (not) flowery! (Points if you know what show that’s from.)
In the past, I’ve found that Win doesn’t get stains out of things as well as regular detergent, but nothing I washed this time had anything of that nature. I’m just happy that I can run in my running jacket without leaving a scent trail behind. (Review of Sugoi running jacket here)
Have you ever splurged on the sports detergents? Which brand do you love? If not, how do you keep the wicking fabrics from holding on to a sweaty smell?
On the running front, I took Sunday and Monday off. My cold only has one real symptom: major stuffiness. Unfortunately, I get wicked sinus headaches from the stuffiness, so I’ve been struggling with that a bit. Yesterday’s easy 3 miler on the treadmill cleared me out a bit, but I’m back to another awful headache again. However, if the weather dudes are right and it gets to 50* and sunny this afternoon, I’ll be running. Not even a headache is going to keep me from a run on a beautiful day in February!