Someone once told me that running is a relatively inexpensive hobby.
Not the way I do it!
In the past week, I've agreed to run two races. My sister Cherilyn asked if I wanted to come down to Phoenix in March and run the Phoenix Half Marathon with her. Sure! Why not?! I'll just pay the slightly expensive registration fee. No big deal. Oh wait, I need to buy a plane ticket down there. I guess I can handle that.
Then I got an email last night from my brother-in-law, Steve, asking if I'd want to be on his Ragnar team for the Northwest Passage race in July. Sure! Why not?! I'll just pay the really expensive price for registration, gas, etc. No big deal. Oh wait, I need to buy a plane ticket up there. I guess I can handle that, too.
Plus the running shoes I bought in June have already worn down pretty far. So I bought new shoes on Saturday. They aren't cheap! But they were on sale!
So is this true?
Well, not when I'm a destination runner and go to other states to do it.
But this is true, so it's all worth it...