I've never kept up any exercise for more than a week before, but much to my surprise, have found myself jogging every other day for nearly 4 weeks now!?!
Because of my previous (terrible) track record (no pun intended) with exercise, I promised myself not to go out and buy "all the best kit" before I even got started. Now that it's 4 weeks down the line, I want to reward myself but still want to be good with money (a bit of a shop-a-holic in the past!) so I've decided to buy ONE item towards my running in another 2 weeks if I'm still going (which I'm sure I will).
The question is: -
On a budget for a gadget-a-holic who REALLY, REALLY , REALLY wants a cool, 'incredibly useful', motivating, "I'll love and nurture", precious heart rate monitor or do I buy a pair of running shoes that are REALLY BORING to buy and "What do I need those for since I'm fine running in the old pair of trainers I found lying in a cupboard collecting dust after only being worn once 2 years ago?".
I already know the answer deep down(calls of "You daft loony!" from my wife she walks past me, telling me to get a pair of running shoes) but I'm clinging on to the small chance that someone will say to me, "Go get the heart rate monitor - it's better for you!".
Seriously speaking, what do you think is the wisest thing to buy for a beginner?