How Expensive is Running, Really?

Running is not a cheap sport, but how expensive is it? I ran the numbers and found just how much running costs me per year.

Sure, throw on your gym shoes and go for a run, and that’s inexpensive exercise. But as soon as you cross over from casually running on occasion for funsies to running for sport, it is no longer a cheap endeavor. I feel like I am constantly buying something for running. Not that I’m complaining! Because I would love to buy all the running clothes and gear and toys. So for the sake of curiosity, I just had to know how much I spend in a year on running. Is running as expensive as I think it is? I ran the numbers and found just how much running costs me per year.

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Treadmill Entertainment

Five tips for choosing the perfect treadmill entertainment

After a snowstorm blew through, I found myself treadmill-bound for 24 miles this week. And as much as I love the treadmill, four days strapped to the ‘mill is too much time spent indoors. When I log miles on the treadmill I like to tune in and tune out to a movie or TV show. In other words: Netflix and Treadmill. It turns out this term is nothing like Netflix and chill; there’s just too much sweat and not enough popcorn.

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Hello, Running. Nice to Meet You: Finding My Runspiration

Hello, running. Nice to meet you! Finding my runspiration (running inspiration).

For those of us who started running later in life, there are various things that inspired us to initially lace-up our kicks and try this crazy sport. We didn’t grow up on the track. From weightloss to bucket lists to good ol’ peace and quiet, we late-blooming runners have our reasons for starting to run. My running inspiration (runspiration, if you will) was a nameless woman who merely mentioned that she was a runner. Something she said spoke directly to the competitive athlete I had buried deep inside me.

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