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I Will Run Until I Can Afford Them

I’m extremely ashamed to admit this, but I’ve been motivated to step up my exercise game because I want to justify a frivolous purchase. I covet this item so hard not because of it’s superb performance capabilities, but because of it’s *ahem* rad color.

It feels so impractical, to want something based on form opposed to function. But at 4 months postpartum, it’s proven to be extremely difficult to find the motivation to work out. But I will find the time and energy, if it means I can wear these:

New running shoes. I want, no need, these shoes:

Nike Air Pegasus+ (only $95, I mean 95 miles)

I want bright pink running shoes. Seriously, I don’t even know who I am anymore. My wardrobe is the complete void of color. I’m a black, gray, white, and cream kind of gal when it comes to getting dressed.

But these shoes, are they not the most fun thing you’ve ever seen? And instead of just buying them because I want them, I’m forcing myself to work for them. And by work, I mean run. And by run, I mean I need to run 95 miles in the shoes I already have before I allow myself to buy the pink ones.

You see, my current (boring gray colored but extremely comfortable) running shoes are almost 2 years old, and really should be replace fairly soon. But since I’m a practical gal, and I know they still have some life in them, I can’t exactly justify replacing the pair just because they’re not cute enough.

For every mile run, it will be a dollar in my hot pink running shoe fund. I need to run 95 miles before I can make the purchase, which is approximately only 23,832,943 times around my neighborhood.

Currently, I’m running 4 times a week, around 3 miles a workout. I hope to have these hot little sneakers on my sweaty stinky feet by mid-July. Only 81 more miles to go…

Wish me luck! And please, don’t talk me out these shoes. I know buying shoes base off color is a super dumb idea, and I don’t care. LA LA LA LA LALA….. can’t hear you!

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