As long as you have a pair of running shoes, the biggest investment you’ll make in this hobby is time. If you need help getting started, check out the CoolRunning website to find information on the “Couch to 5K” program to help you start running, get training tips and more. Additionally, you’ll find information and links for the Couch to 5K app, which promises to get you from couch potato to 5K-ready in two months.
To take up this hobby, you’ll need a piece or block of soft wood, such as basswood, balsa wood or pine. You can find whittling wood blocks for under $10 on Amazon, or start practicing on a tree twig or branch. You’ll also need a pocket knife, which you might be able to borrow, and some whittling ideas and free tutorials you can locate with a quick online search.
If you’re interested in learning Korean, French or Italian ― whenever and wherever you want ― check out one or more of the following language learning apps: Duolingo, Memrise or HelloTalk. Both Duolingo and HelloTalk are free, while Memrise has two versions: free and pro, which starts at $4.90 per month.