A bit of back story behind today’s comic:

I’ve been needing to replace my gym clothes for a while now. Normally, I workout in old volunteer t-shirts and whatever gym shorts were on sale at the last time I went shopping. The kind of stuff that I don’t mind getting dirty and gross. I’ve never been much for fashion and I usually reserve the bulk of my budget for things like gym shoes and good sports bras, the stuff that you really need for supporting all of your important bits and pieces.

Back in 2006, when I did my first Weekend to End Breast Cancer, a couple of friends went together and got me a Lululemon gift card so I could spruce up a bit for the event. At the time I appreciated the gift, but I wouldn’t have shopped there without one. I couldn’t believe anyone would pay so much for workout clothes! I got a pair of yoga pants and a watermelon pink hoodie and they made me a believer. Those two items (and the ones I’ve bought since) have taken more punishment in the last six years than the rest of my wardrobe (and possibly my car) combined, still look great and haven’t gone all perma-stink on me. I’m not on the Lululemon payroll and I can’t say enough good things about them.

To get back to my original point, I really needed to get out and get some new stuff, and I did, but now I can’t bring myself to actually wear any of it to the gym. There’s just some part of me that can’t knowingly make a mess of new and/or expensive clothes!