Over the past couple of years I’ve been lucky to receive running clothing as gifts from my family members at the key gift giving times of the year. And let’s face it, what runner doesn’t like getting the gift of running clothing.
This has meant that I have not needed to buy running clothing myself for a while. On the weekend I decided I needed some new running shorts, a few of mine are getting a little worn and I thought it was a good idea to treat myself after a tough long run.
So I went to my local sports store to pick out a pair. Well strike me Moses, have you seen the price of running shorts these days. There was barely a pair under AU $50 and most closer to AU $70 and nothing that I liked that much. My initial thoughts were with the housing affordability crisis in Australia and rising utility bills, how am I going to be able to afford to buy some quality running shorts and still provide my family with food and shelter. I didn’t make a purchase, I actually couldn’t really find a pair that I liked enough to spend the money on.
My next thought was to look online, everything’s cheaper online right? No, not running clothing. There was plenty of variety and quite a few cheaper pairs but nothing that looks quality was any cheaper than the physical store. It’s got to be said that I will survive, I’ll find a pair of running shorts that I’m happy with and I’ll pay the money I’m required to pay.