>Gears and Wears>How much does it cost you to run?
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Abs of Flabs
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Race entry fees? Can't really get away from them, although I stopped running $30 5Ks. Travel does add a lot, though.
Yeah, I'm kinda done with 5ks for that reason, in part. Also I suck at them and it seems a lot to spend for 30 minutes of excitement...very anticlimactic. I'm much better at the longer events with my turtle-ness.
Along for the Ride
What I figure, though: running, yes, is expensive. But it's better to have this habit than, say, a drug habit or a smoking habit. $110 for a pair of shoes is pricey, but how much does a smoker spend on ciggs for the same amount of time? $40 for a pair of shorts is a lot of cash, but it keeps me from gaining weight, spending money on doctor's visits for obesity, etc.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
$110 for a pair of shoes is pricey, but how much does a smoker spend on ciggs for the same amount of time?
Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
You hit the nail on the head!
The costs you mention are hidden cost and will accumulate later in life if one doesn't run. And you don't really know how bad your health would really be later if you hadn't been active all your life.
And imgine all the mental health care costs if running wasn't the outlet and therapist for most of us on here ...
I've got a fever...
You think Golf's a Rich People Thing?
I have news for you. Triathlon is the most expensive sport you can find. Maybe after Yachting. And Formula One. And... well... Golf. But it's still very expensive!
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.