$20 on average. I'd like to knock 5-7 of them out over the next 2 months. I need to find $60 in the budget that I can free up.
I ran CC and track (4x800, 1600, 3200) in High School. I wasn't particularly good, but I enjoyed it. Racing was fun. I like to compete. A lot. But it wore me down pretty good. By the summer after graduation, my knees were in a bad shape, nearly arthritic. I could hardly walk in the morning until they got loosened up. So I swore running off. I played Basketball, tennis, and rode my bike. But never ran more than a length of a basketball court.
Well, I'm getting close to 40, and I'm carrying 15 pounds I don't need to carry. And the only thing that will drive me to train is the reward of racing. I'm going to take it slow, not rush myself. I don't expect to running 17.5 minute 5Ks again. But I do expect to handle 30 minutes my first race. And if I can trim :01 off each race, I'll be thrilled to get under 24 minutes. After all, I'm 30 pounds heavier, and more than twice as old as i was the last time I raced.
I'll post updates here. And if there are any other runners, advice is welcome. W's daddy was President that last time I traded elbows going around corner.