I have heard a lot of people say that they got into running because it is cheap. There was a time when I agreed with this sentiment; it was before I had to pay for my own shoes, running clothes and race entries. 🙂 As an adult, running can become quite expensive, especially if you buy new shoes as often as you are supposed to. Depending on who you talk to, you should replace your running shoes every 300-500 miles. If I replaced my shoes that often, I would regularly be spending about $500 – $600 a year on shoes. When I add in race entries and replacing old workout clothes, I can spend over a $1,000 a year on my running. If I travel to a race like the Boston or NYC marathon, that number easily rises to over $2,000.
Since the costs of running can add up so quickly and because everyone favors a different brand of shoes, I will be giving away a $100 Visa gift card to go toward your next purchase. If you search around for deals on sites like runningwearhouse.com, you can find a great pair of summer running shoes for $100. So go ahead and knock yourself out! Get a nice traditional pair of shoes like the ones below…
Or get one of the new crazy colored pairs that have become all the rage over the last two to three years.
Finally, if you need help knowing how to pick the right running shoe for you and you don’t want to head to a specialty running store, REI has created a stellar infographic to help you make the right decision. I have placed it below for easy reference.
Happy running, and thank you for taking the time to read my blog and to follow along in my weight loss journey!