Today is pay day, so I went ahead and bought a new pair of running shoes. For real this time.
Running is great because it is, or rather it should be, an inexpensive sport. You don't need a bunch of fancy equipment, though it is easy to spend a lot of money really quickly with race entries, fun gadgets, and specialty running clothes. None of those things are necessary. The only thing you really need is a good pair of shoes.
I had other plans for my money. I was going to make a decent payment on a credit card and be one step closer to be completely out of debt (I'm almost there and will soon owe no money to anyone). Instead, I went to Fleet Feet Chicago and bought a new pair of shoes to help me forget about my failed attempt to buy running shoes online.
My new shoes (Saucony Omni 13) are hopefully going to be my new best friends, especially because they pretty much cost double when you factor in the money I spent ordering a pair of shoes online that never arrived. As you can probably tell, I'm still angry and bitter that I gave New Balance $120 for a pair of shoes that never arrived, but at least now I can run my anger away.