|That's exactly what I look like when I run!|
Just kidding, Kara Goucher is super speedy and
much hotter than I.
When I started running, five years ago, I did not have proper running shoes and gave myself a stress fracture in my right foot. It was incredibly painful, very inconvenient, and not something I'd ever like to do again. Since that time, I've spent thousands on good quality running shoes so I can avoid wrecking my feet, back, knees--everything. The trouble is, the makers of quality running shoes know that people like me have a real need for their product, and they try to squeeze as many pennies out of runners as they can.
My brand of choice is Nike. I'm not saying that they're the best and I'm certainly aware of the fact that their business practices are often unethical, but they are the only brand I've tested (it costs a lot to test out shoes!) that have provided a shoe that works for my foot, so I'm stuck with them. Nike knows that I'm going to need to keep buying their shoes, so they keep changing things. I replace my running shoes every six months or so--depending on how many miles I put into them--so every time I go back to Nike, my old variety of shoes is gone and now I have to try to figure out a whole new shoe, which takes up a lot of time and money.
But I've figured out a way around that.
|In a kicky shade of red!|
What else could be bought in bulk and hoarded like this? I've tried it with food and that was a mistake, but there must be other things that people need to acquire semi-regularly that don't go bad that can be bought in large chunks. Does anyone else have a system like this?