Favorite Running Gear & Products
For those who may not know, this link-up is hosted by the wonderful Amanda at The Lady Okie. It is only the second link-up and I am loving it already, so go check it out and join in the fun if you haven't already! This may be a disappointment to some, but I don't really have any fancy products to convince you to use. But here are the few things that I have found to be pretty essential when it comes to running:
1. A good pair of running shoes. My favorite are the Nike Free Runs which describes them perfectly: free. They are a bit expensive, but I think they are worth it. Plus the color and style options are endless, and you can even customize your own shoe if you don't like any of their color combos. They are so lightweight it barely feels like I'm even wearing shoes. I love how flexible they are so my feet get a full range of motion, and the mesh on the top definitely helps cool off my feet. These are a must for me.
2. A good sports bra. One of the only times being blessed in the chest can be a bad thing is when you want to run. The truth of it is, those suckers need to be secure or the run will not be enjoyable. I really like the Champion brand at Target. They hold everything in without being suffocating. The sweat proof ones are a must because they don't leave you feeling all wet and gross. And best of all, they are pretty affordable and again the color and style options are endless. I love the reversible ones because it feels like I'm getting two for the price of one!
3. A good pair of pants. I got my favorite pair as a gift from the Boyfriend so I don't know where they came from, but they pretty much look like the picture which is a pair from Target. They are by far my favorite workout pants. They are made of a spandex type material so they are form fitting but also stretchy which makes them so comfortable! My favorite thing about them is the little pocket on the inside of the waistline. It is the perfect size for my house key so I don't have to stick it in my sports bra anymore and worry about possibly losing it!
4. There is one gadget that I am loving right now and it is Yurbuds headphones. Another gift from the Boyfriend but I've seen them at Target or you can buy them online. I will never use any other ear-buds again. I have gone through countless pairs trying to find the perfect ones that will stay in my ear, and I have finally found them! These ear-buds literally stick and lock in your ear. They have never fallen out which also makes them very good at noise canceling. And best of all, they come with a little carrying bag so you can't lose them! My only recommendation for someone would be to pay a little more for the Inspire Duro pair so the cord doesn't tangle.
One product I have been debating about is an armband. I am pretty indecisive about my music while running and end up changing the song A LOT. Any one else do that too? Would it still be worth it to get an armband?