Happy New Year to everyone, new and experienced runners Here's a little tip for you, not actually about running
Every time you come back from a run, put a sum of money into a tin or a jar. I put a pound in but whatever works for you wherever you are. You don't notice it at the time but the next time you need a new pair of trainers, or you want to splurge on running gear in the sales, you'll be surprised at how much you've earned for yourself! My lovely (and expensive) Hokas came out of my running tin, and I still have some left over - planning to buy myself some trail shoes because it seems that Hokas, comfortable though they are, have absolutely zero grip on anything other than tarmac
Some people 'pay' themselves by the mile, others just put money in for the run. Whatever you do, it soon builds up! So find yourself a jar, tin or box, nail the lid shut if you have to, and get saving!