Out with the Old?

A few times at the gym lately I've said "boy someone stinks," only to realize later that that someone was me. 

I've also started running and wondered if I forgot to put on a sports bra because I felt like I was bouncing all over the place. Yet, when I checked, I did have one on. 

Both are signs that it is time to clean out my workout clothes and throw some away. 

I try to baby them- I was them with sports wash and never put them in the dryer. But still, after heavy use for a few years they get saggy and smelly. 

I have so many, I really didn't think it would be that hard. This is my bin of tanks...



And my shelf of tees and long sleeve tees......


And yet, out of all those I wanted to keep them all! They remind me of specific races or workouts or people. 

Finally though, I told myself I didn't want to be the smelly one with a saggy chest, and managed to cull some out for the trash pile (Goodwill wouldn't want these, they are so gross). Plus, I motivated myself with the promise of getting some new stuff!

Bye Bye Stinky Clothes!


How long do your workout clothes usually last? How do you tell when it is time for them to go? Do you have a hard time getting rid of things?


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  1. I tend to keep mine far too long too!!!! I really have a hard time and my drawers are overflowing. Time to clean out again!

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  2. I'm a keeper as well. I have far too much and so much of it is old. I definitely need to purge some.

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  3. Good for you for getting rid of them! I have a hard time with some tops, too. I just put on my HM shirt from a race in 2009 to wear to the 2014 packet pickup this year and was like... pee-eww! Ha ha. But a lot of things I have donated before even using so I've never gotten attached. It's funny, isn't it?

    I wish bras lasted longer! Grr!!!

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