People say “Running is cheaper than therapy” and “Running is the best exercise, because its free” these people clearly have never been to a psychologist and are not serious runners.
Running, especially as a female and a mother, is expensive. Running Shoes are not cheap, need to fit property and wear out quickly and thus need to be replaced frequently. Proper running clothes also add up: compression, pants, shorts, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, a jacket, socks, and sports bras. Plus, because I have a mini running partner I need a running stroller, as a normal stroller doesn’t have the right profile, center of balance, or maneuverability; which is also not cheap.
Then you add in registration fees for events and you are suddenly spending large chunks of money for a “cheap” hobby. And unlike traditional therapy, insurance companies won’t cover these expenses; even if, like me, you are using it to treat something like depression.
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