The Co$t of Running

The co$t of running is what you make it! πŸƒπŸΌπŸ’°#MotivationMonday

I believe that running is one of the most affordable options when it comes to fitness. Unfortunately – due to the high price tags for running gear, shoes and accessories, even race registration costs – there seems to be a stigma that points to the opposite.

If you are thinking about starting your fitness journey, but feeling discouraged because of your budget – I’d like to encourage you to consider running!

Here are some co$t effective tips:

  • Use what you have – sweats, shirts, jackets, shoes, etc. (see my first “runners” which are actually basketball shoes, pictured).
  • Visit a thrift store for what you don’t have.
  • Search the Discount Stores for running shoes and other essentials (ex. Nordstrom Rack)
  • Explore your neighborhood – in the majority of places, you don’t need a gym membership, just make sure to dress for the weather (and layer up!)
  • Look into raising money for local charities to sponsor you for race registration costs.
  • Search for local free run clubs, to keep you motivated!
  • If anyone else has some helpful cost saving tips – please share!

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