If you’re looking to get started in the kick-ass world of running, you’re going to need few things besides sheer determination and a cup of liquid diesel, aka- my kind of coffee. Even if you’re an old pro, it’s always helpful to see what other runners use. Below you’ll see a list of my go-to gear that’s proved to be tried and true over the last decade of trying new things. Honestly, I wish someone would have provided a similar list when I started. It would have saved me a lot of time, money, aggravation and boob chaffage (see below).
My Running Gear
We’ll start head to toe.
If you’ve ever had a problem with keeping headbands on your head, here’s your answer. 10% of your sale goes to a great charity, too. They have various widths– I use the 7/8 inch band.
Boobs rejoice. You’ve found your new home. I workout in nothing else. Well, not literally. That would be a scary sight. I simply always wear an Enell whenever I workout. I mentioned my love for Enell here. You need to try it to believe it.
If you have to ask what this is, then you probably don’t need it. Just trust me when I say after running double-digit miles, your boobs chafe in areas you didn’t know could chafe. (I heard dudes use this for their nips too!) I’ve actually used it where my iphone holder rubbed on my inner arm. This stuff rules. And don’t let them sell you on the “girl” versus “guy” versions. It’s the same shit, just branded pink. Chafing is chafing is chafing, regardless of your gender. I get the travel size version and it’s lasted me over a year.
Extra comfortable and a good price. Winner.
I’ve had this for nearly 2 years and it’s well worth the investment. I use it for running, but it also can be used for biking and swimming. I love being able to switch back and forth between current pace and my overall pace since I use the run-walk-run method. Plus, in a Florida downpour I don’t have to worry about this thing being ruined.
Nothing fancy. It does what it needs to and it’s cheap.
I run in nothing else. Honestly. There I go again, saying I run in only pants, topless, boobs flailing about. You know what I mean. These are the best capris to run in, hands-down.
Thin enough to not cause blisters and they wick my sweat away like it’s their job. Well, technically it is.
My husband’s cousin who is a physical therapist and runner, suggested these for me when I had achilles issues. I often found running shoes didn’t have a high enough arch for me, or at least didn’t feel supportive enough. If you have a normal to high arch, these are life savers. I have 3 sets in total and often throw them in my shoes I wear to work. My achilles tendon has thanked me for Superfeet.
Good running shoes are a good investment. I used to be an Asics Gel-Kayano gal until the gentleman at our running store asked if I wanted to try something different. I noticed a difference immediately. If you have a midfoot-striking gait, meaning you land mid-foot (not a heel striker or running on your tip-toes), then these are for you. Most people are mid-foot strikers. “Tuned Action-Reaction midsole technology in the mid-foot provides exceptionally high responsiveness and cushioning that resists against energy loss with every step.” Basically, these rule. I bought another pair just weeks ago because, well…who needs more heels when these things are the bombdiggity?
What are some of your go-to running items?
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