That's what its all about. The true essence of being a competitive distance runner. Not all the bells and whistles are available to everyone. Its about sleeping on floors and friends couches, shacking up with a group of runners sharing the same dream, scrounging up running shoes from whoever, bummin' a meal here and there from family and friends, running local road races to pay rent or gas money to get to the next race. The only thing important is resting up for the next run to get a shot at reaching your full potential.
Best of Luck!!!!