- New socks There are socks for every sport and activity under the sun — hiking socks, biking socks, running socks, walking socks, even left-foot and right-foot socks. Pick up a new pair or two if you need a workout lift (even if you don't really need new socks — that's what the splurge is about!), and rock your new socks and a little extra motivation.
- A different flavor of PowerGel or Gu I'm superstitious, so I tend to save my favorite gel flavor (strawberry banana) for race days. But if I'm feeling stuck in a rut, I'll bust out the "special" flavor for a long run.
- Different colored toenails For yoga, swimming, or anything else that bares your toes, try painting them different colors. Not only is it fun and whimsical, you'll probably get a lot of compliments from classmates. Related but slightly more expensive: a full-on pedicure.
What about you? Do you ever treat yourself in small, inexpensive ways? Share your tip below!