I had so many friends racing this weekend, several of them running their first marathon. It was awesome to watch the results come in and see their pictures! It was so exciting I have signed up for three races that will take place over the next two months, this does not include the two I am already registered in 2014.
My husband and I were invited to a wedding this past weekend that was several hours away, because we are planning and paying for our own daughters wedding, and because of my husbands recent health issues we decided to forgo the cost of attending the wedding and just send a gift. Three race fees later, I am thinking it would have been cheaper to go to the wedding.
It is no wonder so much of our country struggles with weight and health issues, the cost of healthy is expensive. I pay for boot camp, I pay for race fees, I have running “gear” including shoes, and I like to buy fresh and organic. I told myself when I quite smoking I would save money, not so much, not only is this lifestyle just as expensive, but now I am going to live longer and need to have more money :).
OK, those are all of my random thoughts for the day. I am better than halfway through my workout and blogging challenge and still going strong. Today was a short run, boot camp tomorrow, and so on for the rest of the week. Next weekend I am doing a 1/4 Marathon, the following weekend a 15K, all leading up to another half in December. Hope no one wants any fancy Christmas presents this year.
2 thoughts on “So many races, so little money”
I agree- race fees can add up! And my daughter (13) runs too, so it’s always race fees x2 in my house- but I love that she runs! My girlfriend had a great idea though- she said she was going to start asking for race entries for holidays and her birthday- what a great gift idea!
My house is much like yours, my daughter runs with me. She is 23 but I am still usually footing the race fees for both of us :); like you I love that she runs so it is worth it. I really like the idea of races fees for holidays and birthdays, going to update my Christmas list right now. Thanks!