One of my favorite hobbies is almost entirely free - running. There are some associated start-up costs (shoes, attire), and it's possible to make it a very expensive sport (watches and heart rate monitors, coaching, races, etc.), but generally speaking it's pretty affordable. This year, I trained for and completed my first half marathon, and the expenses were as follows:
- new shoes: $65
- race entry fee: $100
- travel to race: $100
That's it. This was over the course of four months, and I found room for these expenses in my entertainment budget.
|Plus, I got a metal and a shiny cape.|