Ok, I this will be a little bit of a stretch to relate to running but here goes. Running is a relatively inexpensive activity to participate in, all you really need is a good pair of shoes and you're set. Now if you want to get into racing that is another story, here is a previous post where I figured out how much I spent on running (Opportunity Cost included for you economist out there).
Whether you are just running to stay active or are serious into racing and training. With the current economic situation we all should make sure that our finances are in order, so we can participate and enjoy activities like running and other things. I follow a very informative blog that it meant provide you with a basis of financial information so that you do not waste your money and most importantly you are enjoying that hard earned money. Ramit Sethi is an author of the book I Will Teach You to be Rich which I think it a great book that outlines very simply some basic guidelines that everyone should follow. No this is not a book to get rich, but to provide you with a template to make sure that you are being smart with your money and not wasting it, so that you can use it for things that you enjoy, such as race entry fees. I highly recommend the book and this blog it is full of a lot of great information.
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