|Future gift for the Nephew Monkeys|
|Replacement workout bag: $4 Salvataion Army|
Wrong! You need running shoes, which are $80-$120 or more. You need running clothes for all seasons that are designed to wick sweat. You need several pairs because they get stinky quickly. Then there's the gels, the GPS watch, the headbands, the gloves, etc. It all adds up.
Fortunately you can start slowly and build up over time. And now stores like Target even have decent running clothes so you're not stuck going to the few dedicated Running Stores within the city limits. When I first started marathon running, our choices were Fleet Feet, Universal Sole and Vertel's, which couldn't compete and went out of business. Speaking of which, I've accumulated quite the collection and it's time for yet another running clothes purge.