Wednesday Wonderfulz #3, the running edition

This week’s Wednesday Wonderfulz has a theme: Running Gear. Fitnessmomwinecountry and I are sharing our favorites!

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These are a few of my favorites, but the only thing you really have to have are running shoes!

First off: shirts and shorts. I recommend sweat wicking. I got this Nike top at TJ Maxx for a great price. I prefer compression shorts over wind type shorts. The compression shorts keep my legs from rubbing together. Some brands even have zipper pockets in them. My favorite right now are the Under Armour ones, I get them from Sports Authority. I also have a pair from JC Penney in their Xersion brand.

shirt and shorts

Next up is shoes and socks. Everyone has their favorite shoe and you should get fitted for the shoe that’s right for you. I personally wear Asics and have been for about 1.5 years. My current favorite socks are the Feetures brand.

socks and shoes

Headbands. Some people wear hats, I mostly prefer a headband. Bondi Band is my favorite year round. In the winter it can cover my ears to help keep them warm. But in the summer when I don’t need that I like the thin head bands, there are several companies that make them.

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Sports bras: My current favorite is one from Champion at Target. Next favorite is Handful, and actually I’ve been wearing that more as a “weekend” bra instead of for running. They are so comfortable. That’s something you really can’t skimp on either. 🙂

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There are a few other accessories I use. Since I run in the dark unless I’m racing I carry a Knuckle Light, I highly recommend it. I also use a Nathan hand held water bottle a lot these days and a SpiBelt to put my phone, ID and car key in. As long as I have it tight enough it doesn’t bounce. I wear it a lot and sometimes it gets loose.

So, those are my favorites these days. There are lots of extras like GPS watches, iPods, headphones, but none of those are really necessary in order to run.

What are your favorite running items?

One thing you can’t live without?

Did you workout today?

You can link up your Wednesday Wonderfulz posts until Sunday evening, May 11! Don’t forget to head over and check out Lynda’s favorites at Fitnessmomwinecountry.

 

Have a great day!

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Gifts for the Fitness Fanatics

Wondering what to get the person in your life that loves to workout? Here’s a few ideas and things I love or would love to get.

Check out Sara’s list at She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs.

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GPS Watch: I’ve only owned one watch and it’s the Nike + Sport Watch. There are a ton of choices out there and they all do different things. The Nike watch will track laps and do intervals. You can set the intervals on the computer for any time that you want. It will give you calorie burn but it’s most accurate with the added heart rate monitor strap. I wear the foot pod and the miles are also more accurately tracked and it works indoors on the treadmill as well.

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Love my Yurbuds head phones. They really do stay in and they guarantee their products. You can find them at Target and probably Best Buy or a running store.

yurbuds

Foam Roller: I love, love, love my foam roller! It’s not just for runners. This would be a great gift and the one I have from Target is $20-25.

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Bondi Bands: These make great stocking stuffers too! They keep hair back, can cover ears when it’s cold, machine washable and stay in place!

bondi band

Compression socks: Pro Compression and Swift Wick are my favorite!

Compression socks

This skirt from Lulu Lemon is on my list!

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Stocking Stuffers and small items:

  • Chews or Gu. Presonally I prefer the Honey Stingers chews.
  • Ponytail holders like these.
  • iTunes gift card
  • Hand weights
  • Socks. There are so many brands out there, try to find out which ones your loved one prefers.

What’s on your Fitness list?

What have you bought the Fitness Fanatic in your life?

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

 

My favorite things and #30DayHomies Day 18

It’s FRIDAY! That’s definitely on my list of favorite things!

It’s also Day 18 of our challenge, it’s the last day to enter for this week’s giveaways. We will announce the winners tomorrow.

Today is also normally a rest day but I got up and stretched and will foam roll this evening. I figured I was good since I worked out twice yesterday. I am loving yoga!

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things with you. Some I’ve used for a while, some I just found!

My foot is feeling really good today, I’m still planning on 6 miles tomorrow. Gotta get in gear for Cowtown, it’s coming up February 24!

What was your workout today? What are some of your favorite things?

A few reminders:

  • Don’t forget the giveaways ends tonight at 11:59PM CST. Check Day 14 for details.
  • And the photo contest was announced Day 15, more details to come. Get those photos ready!

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