$1 per a run
Running has been more difficult ever since daylight savings time (combined with winter) forced the sunset to be ridiculously early. For the life of me, running in the morning does not work, and running right after work has become right around 5 pm. I try to get in a little early twice a week so I can leave a little early and run before dusk, when I begin to feel like everyone is out to get me. Treadmill? Yeah, I have access to one, but I don’t use it. I could start though….. It just isn’t the same!
The personal finance aspect of this thought is, I decided I could slowly update my music collection, one song at a time, by buying $.99 song from iTunes each time I finish a run. I very rarely exceed 3 times a week, so at the most, this will run me $12/month, which is totally doable. I buy like 2 songs a year, so I’m in need of some fun new tunes. Bonus, I can buy upbeat songs perfect for a motivating workout, make a playlist that lasts how long I want to run, and enjoy! I generally listen to podcasts (nerd!), but working out to podcasts really doesn’t work well (yes I tried).
For those looking for some free beats to run to, there is a PodRunner podcast that offers free music, but I want to update my songs anyway.