Our Thanksgiving starts very early (12p) and ends by 3p. We only have my step-son for those few hours and so we came home after that. Fell asleep quickly and then stayed up all night to go to Walmart at 10p (yes that is up all night considering I am usually falling asleep in couch at 830p) since the little one had items on his list for Christmas that we could get there.
OMG. OMG. OMG. NEVER AGAIN!
It was a total mad house, but we found parking rather quickly. I grabbed a shopping cart from a family that was done shopping. Walking through there was like practicing your car driving. So I decide to park the cart and wait while Karen went through the toy section.
While sitting there here is what I saw:
1- Women whom I could not tell if they were overweight or pregnant. A total of 15 women like this. It was nuts.
2- More sweatpants going by me than at the start of a race in January before everybody de-robes and runs in lycra/spandex.
3- A guy with a camouflage polo shirt. What would you need that for? To hide out in the Board room?
4- A dude with a flat top from the 80s. Serious Kid and Play look.
5- A person whose cart was filled with a minimum of 6 Ninja blenders. What the f do you need that many ninjas for?
6- People stopping in the McD’s before walking into the store. It was Thanksgiving just a few hours earlier……how could you possibly want more food?
I was at my wit’s end and shaking so what did we do? We went to Toys R Us…….OMG the line was out the door to get in…….so onto Target we went. This store did not open until Midnight and it was 11:30p at the time. The line wrapped around the shopping center. A good 3000-4000 people I would say……home we went……
This was once in a lifetime and I’ll never do it again
BUT this does not mean that you can’t get a deal on Black Friday and especially for the endurance athlete you love:
Editor’s Pick: Zoot Ultra XOTHERM 170 Beanie, $25.00
Editor’s Pick: 30th Avia Wildflower Triathlon, $160 (Olympic Distance)
Editor’s Pick: XTERRA Vortex Fullsuit Wetsuit, $400
Racing or Training Pack
Editor’s Pick: Zoot Tri Bag, $150
Heart Rate Monitor or GPS Training Device
Editor’s Pick: Garmin Forerunner 910XT, $449.99
Editor’s Pick: Sidi Triathlon T3.6 Carbon, $359.99
Bike Cleaning Set
Editor’s Pick: Pedros Super Pit Kit, $49.99
Bonus Pick: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bike Maintenance and Repair.
Editor’s Pick: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Bars, $15.00/box
This story and picks was found on Active.com and can be found by clicking this link.
I personally ordered a new tri bag since the one I have used for the past two years is ripping at the seams. I also stocked up on HoneySting waffles, and EFS Liquid Shot refill bottle.