Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Running Clothes for Mrs. P

This past weekend while we were in Portland I got a rare and highly coveted shopping treat: a pass to the Nike Employee Store! Nike's headquarters are in Beaverton, Oregon which is just outside of Portland, Oregon. Besides the Nike Campus which houses corporate offices and state of the art gyms, courts, bike paths etc, there is an employee store. I've been to a few other employee stores before and usually they have good deals but aren't that different from an outlet. Not the case with Nike. This employee store has 50% off of brand new Nike work out clothes, shoes, apparel, accessories and sporting goods. Needless to say it was fairly amazing. My mother-in-law got the pass and let Mr. P and I have it, which was very sweet of her to begin with, but then she gave me birthday money in advance to spend there. Here's what I got on my Nike shopping spree:

Running Shorts

Pink sports bra which you'll notice matches the pink shorts

Inspiration Nike Tee shirt to wear in the 5K on Saturday (also matches blue running shorts

Pants and a jacket for cold weather running

New Running shoes which hold the apple/nike running chip

Oh and I also got socks. Now for the exciting part. The value of these goods: $354 What I paid for these goods: $177 Now I am all set for my 5k race on saturday. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm pretty sure I run better when wearing cute-matching running clothes.

Mrs. P


  1. What awesome deals! I agree that cute running clothes definitely make you run faster :-) That inspiration tee + blue shorts are now on my wish list. Good luck in your 5K!!!! I can't wait to hear how well you do....

  2. Question from someone who doesn't run: what is the Apple/Nike running chip? What is it for?