FitnessFridays: These are a Few of My Favorite (Running) Things

It is no secret that my first love may have been running. I wrote a post about it a little bit back.  So with spring right around the corner, and the hope of warmer days ahead, I thought I would share a few of my favorite running things.

Moving Comfort Juno Sports Bra

Girls with big girls: this is your sports bra! Yes, you are going to spend some money but this really is the only sports bra I have used, and I have used about every brand out there, that really does control the bounce when running.

ASCIS GT 2000

I have run in some form of ASICS for as long as I can remember. Right now I am using these, but I think they’ve only got a few runs left in them.  If you are new to running, check out a local running store and have them look at your foot. They can recommend what type of shoe would work best.  If you want to try to figure it out on your own, here’s a site that can help.

Nike Dri-FIT Cushioned Low Cut

I know that there are some super fancy running socks out there. But these are what I run in and I LOVE THEM! They hug your feet while running so your shoe does not eat your sock. They are just the right amount of thickness so my toes do not hurt at the end of my run but they do not make my shoes too tight. You can also find them in cute colors, so that is always a plus. Nike makes some socks that look just like these but are thinner. While the thinner socks are nice, they are not the same in a long run!

Apple Nano

For longer runs I don’t like having a huge phone strapped to my arm.  So the nano is my IPod of choice for anything over 3 miles.

Sports Bean

I have tried gels and blocks, but really these are my favorite. I like the ones with caffeine in them. They are small and I can eat them fast and they do not leave a bad sugary after taste.

Quest Bars

Really I just love these bars anytime, not just before a run. The cookies and cream or the cookie dough  flavor are so amazingly good! I’m not sure if these are specific to running but I just wanted to share my love of them with you. Also, Quest Nutrition hook me up!!

Garmin Forerunner 10

This is the watch I use to track my longer runs. I did not want to spend a lot of money when I bought this, but I needed something more accurate then the old school Nike sports band. The battery life is great, it is easy to use and I love how it tells you when you hit a PR after your run.

Anyone have anything else? I need to be running with?

Abby

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