Welp it was bound to happen. Mike is sick. Fever, chills, achy the works. And he’s taking his temp every 5 minutes. <-so not joking. Me being a germaphobe and a nurse is a totally oxymoron.
It’s going to be a party all day.
Every now and then Mike will look at my “wall of Gaylord” and jokingly say how many thousands of dollars are on that board?
I don’t believe running has to be super expensive at all. To me all you really need are a great pair of running shoes properly fitted for you at a running store, a sports bra and workout gear. Nothing fancy at all, but I highly recommend a sweat wicking material.
Shoes usually range anywhere from $60-$115ish depending on style and brand. Price doesn’t matter as much as having the proper fit.
Running can become as expensive as you’d like. Throw in the Garmin <-(2nd must have in the book of Jacqueline), super cute Lululemon & Nike gear, race fees, BIC Bands, Pro Compression socks because we all want to get back out there ASAP, gels/GU/Jelly Belly sport beans, race fees, the list goes on. But, again you really don’t need these things, but they sure are nice to have.
Tips for cheap butts like me:
- Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls have cute gear pretty cheap, a lot of times on clearance.
- I’m always on the lookout for my beloved Mizuno’s to go on sale in November/December because that’s when they release the newest model and discount last years. I’m pretty sure other brands do the same.
- Hit up outlet stores. There’s a Jelly Belly outlet close by where I pick up “belly flop” Sport Beans super cheap. Most outlets also have a few good sporting goods stores.
- Check out your local running store for fun runs and/or weekly running groups. Usually it’s free or low cost to join. Run nerds unite!
- When shopping online, Google a coupon code.
I really hope I’m not scaring new runners away. It really is a simple, low cost sport. I really dig it, heck I’d probably marry it if I could. Okay maybe that’s taking it too far. Maybe.
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How much does running cost you annually?
Share your tips for cheap-o’s like me.