There is one purchase I never factored in. The one that helps my aging, weak knees. The one that is the difference between a healthy, active me, and the one that says if I don't give in I won't even fit into my clothes (thought that might be good for upcoming clothing swaps!)
I made the decision to break down and buy a pair of new running shoes today. My IT Bands have been getting destroyed lately, and while I work on rebuilding the strength in my legs with more weight training, I'm also going to try updating my shoes. Cheating is ok as long as it applies to your overall health, right?
|Adidas Response Stability - get them here:|
The good news though is that I switched to a different type of running shoe, which saved me about $60 on the price of my previous shoes. So while I paid more than $50 for running shoes, I saved a boat load from my usual pair. Now hopefully these shoes will improve my running, because let's face it, paying a little more for a pair of shoes is much cheaper than paying for having my knees rebuilt, right?