Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The cost of running....
Do you have a running budget?
This is my first "year" of running - and now that the holidays are over and I'm trying to look ahead - I've realized I need a line item in my budget for running.
In my current circle - the race fees aren't too crazy. However, my first half marathon is coming up in April - and that by far is my biggest entry fee - not to mention that I'll need to stay over night and the other misc. expenses that come along with that. This "event" is going to cost me a decent chunk of change - being in NYC doesn't help. (but it should be AWESOME!!)
THEN there's the stuff. This is the coolest part to me. I want it all - of course - I can't afford to spend that kind of loot so I need to prioritize.
Here's what on my list:
New Shoes - ok - this is a must! I have two pair of Nikes that I got last June (I will admit that my brother works for Nike so I get a discount) - THAT SAID - I'm not certain that they are the best shoe for me. I plan on going to a running store and getting a gait analysis done to help guide me on this. Truth be told - it's this upcoming trip to the running store that has prompted this budgeting task! I know when I get there I'm going to want everything!
Garmin - would love one of these - but it's not cheap.
Compression EVERYTHING! Ok - I really need pants and probably another pair of shorts.
Bondi Hat (love these!)
RoadID - love the one that hooks on your shoe and holds a key :-)
More running gear - my clothes are starting to look a little ragged. I actually wear them (and wash them!) the most!
Do you have a budget? How do you prioritize? Any tips for me?