The US government has, so far, given failed insurance giant AIG $180 billion. Let’s put this into concrete terms. That is $588 for every man, woman and child in the US.
- Shoes $95 or more!
- Socks $15 for 2 pairs of those moisture wicking cushioned numbers
- Pedometer $10 – $50.
- Walking pants $50 – $75 (which will be removed and tossed when it heats up)
- Walking shorts $30.
- Sports bra $25.
- Long-sleeved sweat-wicking shirt $35
- Short-sleeved sweat-wicking shirt $25
- band-aids, blister pads, sunscreen, Advil $50
- Waterproof jacket $100
- Water-carrying backpack $25
- Hat $15
- Sunglasses $30
- Pocket change in case I drop out and watch the race from a bar along the route – $25
- Pasta dinner night before race-$75 -________________________________________________
- Total $588
I already bought the shoes, socks and shorts. But can’t afford anything else. I’ll be wearing my faded 1999 “Eat Dessert First” tee shirt and a garbage bag (if it rains). We’ll go to Whole Foods the night before and load up on the free samples they give out in the store.
Tell you what, let’s give a nice walking wardrobe to the AIG executives as a retention bonus this year instead of money. They have a lot of stress and they look like they need a good work out – no, make that a good working over!