I have been thinking about money lately and the ways in which my spending has shifted over the past few months since the "economic disruption" occurred. Since taking my second job, I actually took a pay cut, so I have been trying really hard to hold back on my purchases.
It's a losing battle, really, but maybe the running expenditures have cut down a bit?
I haven't bought any sport drink, gel, or any supplement in a while. Perhaps because I'm so busy, I get fewer runs in, but at the same time, when I do run, I don't use as much. In training for my upcoming marathon, I think I will only need one more gel (for a grand total of 2, which is the same amount I will bring to the race).
I have signed up for fewer races this year, although two of them require lodging.
I also have not needed to get running shoes (yet) or new clothing, as I've been perfectly fine in race-provided garments. All of this will probably need to be replaced, and with my luck, all at once.
Anyone else have anything to chime in?
Obviously, the money I spend on my running hobby is totally worth it. Pride is forever, as they say.