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Fitness: expense

March 28th, 2014 at 07:51 am


I am training for a 5K. I've become quite diligent about going to the Y daily and have missed three days since February 19th. I've spent 135 minutes in the past three days on the treadmill running in crappy shoes. Like $14.99 clearance gym shoes (Champion brand) from Payless. Yesterday I was plagued with foot cramps. Frown

Today is pay day and tomorrow I am off to Kohl's to buy some running shoes. I'm not training for a marathon so I'm not thinking I need anything ridiculously priced, but I do have a definite need for new shoes.

And I'm not even feeling remotely bad about this expense. And I definitely won't be running in bad shoes another day.

That's it. (I think in some ways I am justifying this expense to myself through this post.) Maybe tomorrow I will post a photo of my new shoes.

7 Responses to “Fitness: expense”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    You deserve nice things. go for it. Smile

  2. CB in the City Says:

    No one should run in bad shoes!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good running shoes are important!! We like Asics brand, which you can get at Kohl's. Try several brands on so you can see the difference. Don't be afraid to go with the more expensive ones. My husband bought $99 running shoes just yesterday at Dick's Sporting Goods. Definitely worth it. We had already tried Kohl's and they didn't have what he needed. I might be buying a new pair myself, although I bought a pair in the fall, but one of them is rubbing the top of my foot in an odd way. Frown

  4. snafu Says:

    Training to run in a 5K demands proper shoes. You're running the risk of wrecking your feet and subsequent astronomical medical bills not - not where you want to go. You'll enjoy those runners for ages so throw out those foot cramp generating gym shoes and go for quality.

  5. Buendia Says:

    Love my Asics, too! It's definitely important to have good shoes no matter how far you're running. It'd cost a lot more in the long run (ha,ha!) to go to the dr. if you hurt your knees or shins or feet....

  6. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    YES the ONLY gear that is costly for running is shoes. And you need to invest! Think about it - you are running EVERY DAY. There are more bones in your foot than anywhere else in your body except maybe your hands. And the ankle/shin/knee/hip are DEPENDING on good shoes.

    ANyway, my son runs high school XC long distance and track and EVEN the top shoes are only about $120. Go to a specialty store and get their input, it's WORTH it. And at the stores here they always have last year model on sale for about $100. Nothing different except COLOR or tiny tweaks. The staff will let you know what is good for a moderate competitor vs high competitor etc. Yes, of course they will say you 'pronate' almost everyone does. BUT you can listen and perhaps shop around. We did and similar stuff at Sport Authority was $90+ so I went BACK to the pro shop and supported them.

    PLS think about it. Kohls BLEHHHHHHHH

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You might also want to look at your running technique - in other words - are you pushing off from your heel forward, or are you landing front to barely heel touch? Changing to the latter can make the type of shoe worn almost pointless... (if you remember, a number of years ago when I was running, I did a good bit of running barefoot - no shoes at all - even wrote a college paper on it.)

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