Everyone always says running is any easy, cheap way to stay fit. All you need is a pair of running shoes, right?
You begin running more, because you love how you feel when you’re running. And then you sign up for a race. And then another. And before you know it, you’re on a plane to a racecation. My first was going back to Pittsburgh for my 2nd half-marathon, which also provided me with my favorite race shirt.
This is really starting to add up, isn’t it? But then less obvious things cost money. You start losing weight, and your body changes with every few pounds. Before you know it, you need new clothes because your jeans come off without unbuttoning them. And then a few more pounds come off, and none of your work pants fit, and your skirts are perilously loose.
Now you’re really handing over you’re paycheck to running. But if you’re like me, you’re smiling your face off! You are really happy because you love running, your running community, and the fact that none of your clothes fit, anymore.
In all seriousness, I love any excuse to shop, so running can really be a fairly reasonably priced habit, but the happiness and weight loss piece is fairly inevitable if you ramp up your mileage and are eating healthy to power those runs.
What is your favorite item of running clothing?
What’s your favorite or first racecation?
What do you do when none of your pants fit?