I’m ashamed to admit it, but you know what suffers the most when I’m in the middle of a hard training cycle? Laundry.
It has actually gotten to the point where I have [over] 7 sports bras – one for every day of the week [and then some] – that way I don’t have to worry about doing laundry during the week when things are hectic. Here’s the problem with that: I can’t be bothered to do laundry midweek, so my sweaty running clothes lay in a pile with my other sweaty running clothes for 1-7 days, depending on when I finally cave and carry the laundry basket downstairs to the laundry room.
Tie all of my laundry issues in with the fact that I tried to “Kondo” my life (and drawers) this winter, and it seems like a recipe for disaster. Thankfully, in walks WIN Sports Detergent.
Here’s what I love about WIN so far:
This seems like a no-brainer, right? I opted for the “Free & Clear” version of WIN since I am super sensitive to scent and tend to have more sensitive skin, and was pleasantly surprised with how it smelled like absolutely nothing but somehow managed to make my clothes smell like a million bucks. I actually admitted during a #BibChat one night that I have pretty much assumed my one running rain jacket was lost and gone forever to the smell gods. Given, it’s a rain jacket that you’re supposed to sweat in, but after I washed it with WIN I couldn’t believe how much better it smelled. WIN removes sweat, oils, bacteria, and salts from clothing – so that musty, “I’m a Runner” smell was gone, and I was thrilled!
Because WIN is designed for sport-specific clothing, I decided that I would stick to that to get the best experience while using it, meaning, I washed all of my workout clothes separately from everything else. Yes, this meant more laundry. But because WIN recommended washing everything on warm/hot water and drying on low heat, I wanted to see exactly how well it worked. Remember when I said we Kondo’d this winter? Well WIN actually helped me with that, too! Having all of my running clothes in one load kept me better organized and helped me to stay on top of my folding. Small victories, people. Small victories.
THE GOOD STUFF:
WIN is Septic Safe, Color Safe, Biodegradable, is NOT Tested on Animals, and Contains NO Phosphates.
WAIT, YOU WASHED YOUR STUFF ON HOT?
Okay, fair enough that we circle back to this. For years I’ve always washed my stuff on cold, permanent press and hung dry. When I read the WIN bottle and saw that I needed to wash it on Warm or Hot I cringed a little inside. During #BibChat WIN addressed this and said that the heat is part of the recipe for what gets the smell out. This makes sense, right? So on my first try I decided to go with Warm, and guess what happened? Absolutely nothing, other than getting the smell out of my clothes! My clothes did not shrink. The colors did not bleed. I did not need to buy an entirely new running wardrobe. So there, I’m a Warm water convert!
The code WIN4RAVE is still available to use if you purchase WIN through Amazon, so I highly recommend that you head on over and check it out for yourself.
You literally have nothing to lose – except for the stink.
happy trails and miles,