Let's take it back to the basics, running gear 101. It may seem silly but everyone has to start somewhere and when you're just starting out something for the very first time you don't have things you need such as running shirts or even running pants. So that's what the Christmas gifts were for a days 10 and 11.
On day 10 Anthony received a running shirt and on day 11 he received a pair of running leggings. Both are things that he didn't have before and the leggings will really help out during the winter months. You don't have to have special gear when it comes to running but it does help keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, it helps keep you dryer and it keeps the chances of chafing down. When it comes to long distance running it can be worth it to invest in running specific clothing, if anything to keep the chafing down. And for me to keep it helps to keep me cooler because I sweat like a pig, and I am not afraid to admit that either!
For me, when I buy running gear I try to not spend tons of money, so I watch clearance and closeouts. It will help a lot if you are like me and don't care so much about colors, that'll really help, because you can get high quality gear on that cheap if you're willing to sacrifice certain things like that, for me most of my running clothes are pink because that's what's on clearance. But that's okay it just makes it easier for cars to notice me when I'm running. I also look for coupons and discount codes because you'd be surprised just how expensive running gear is $65-$200 or even $50+ for a shirt but I never pay those prices because I think it's silly.
The most expensive thing any running should own besides a running watch are their shoes. Which is one thing you can't skimp out on but that doesn't mean you can use promo codes or coupons to get the pair that fits your needs the best.
Merry Christmas and Keep on Running!