I've just been shopping

and I'm scared!!!

13 messages
19/08/2002 at 12:15
Just spent £143.96 on running shoes! I feel a little faint!
19/08/2002 at 12:26
Hopefully you're so skint now you can't afford the alchohol you gave up last week. So what are they, do they have wheels in the bottom?
19/08/2002 at 12:29
4 pairs? Surely not all the same?
19/08/2002 at 12:30
10 pairs of HI Tec Silver Shadow X4 and 1 pair of dunlop sport socks...

Had booze all weekend... Given up again!

But really... 1 pair Kayano, 1 pair DS Trainer
19/08/2002 at 12:53
Roughly the equivalent of 32 packs of cigarettes. At 20 a day, that's less than 5 weeks worth. And your shoes will last you 500+ miles per pair. At, say, 40 miles per week, that's 25 weeks of running. A bargain.

Just in case you are wondering why I'm making this particular comparison, I gave up smoking 8 years ago today!!! I think I'll treat myself to a new pair of shoes in celebration.
19/08/2002 at 12:57
Congratulations. Every tried running in fags though?
19/08/2002 at 14:43
As there aren't any proper running shops near me, I buy my running things from catalogues and on-line. As far as spending too much goes and then feeling guilty about it, I try to spread my purchases over a couple of different shop web sites, so it seems less. Only when my credit card bill comes in do I feel the pain...
19/08/2002 at 15:42
The Kayano's are worth the cash. A friend of mine used to work in a sports shop and sell good running shoes. If he was ever questioned about the high price of thoise running shoes he used to say that the customer essentially had a choice between good shoes and comfortable running or cheap shoes and some trips to the physio to sort out the injuries. Either way, the cost was roughly the same.
19/08/2002 at 16:11
Kayano VIII £79.99
DS Trainer VII £59.99

Plus P&P at www.ontherun.co.uk

19/08/2002 at 18:16
Jon, what would Tim say?!
19/08/2002 at 20:24
I have a theory that money in a bank account is only a figure on a piece of paper

If you go into negative numbers then its the bank managers worry not yours

I'd like to thank Barclays for making this theory possible and also apologise to the wife of the bank manager there who had to take 6 months off work for stress related illness whilst I worked on this theory ;)
20/08/2002 at 07:01
I have a friend who swears by the fact that when he has unspent limit on his credit / store cards then its "savings" !!!!!!
20/08/2002 at 09:28

Tim would probably say something like "well atleast you didn't return any!"

He'd know what I mean!

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