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5 Favorites I Wear On My Runs

tumblr_n2ea8rC3z71qdxa23o1_1280Happy Friday!!! Today I’m linking up with Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed Up For What for the Friday Five link up. Today’s theme is favorites and I’m sharing with you my favorite things that I take on my runs.

  1. Altra Running Shoes. I can’t say enough good things about these shoes.  I LOVE them.  I have several pair and switch them out based on what my workout looks like for the day.  I love the wide toe box… and so do my ugly bunions!altra-1
  2. SPANDITS! Wearing fun clothes to run in helps you run better (or at least it is my story and I’m sticking to it).  I love this brand… the patterns are so much fun and you can customize them!  I’m incredibly short, so I can’t buy tights off the rack, when I do, I have to roll them up (see above picture).  With SPANDITS! I can specify what inseam my tights should be… no more ankle bulge! If you are interested in trying them out, head over to spandits.com and use code SPANDITSLOVE, be sure to mention that Vicki sent you!wp-1470831884232.jpg
  3. Pro Compression Socks. I wear these during my long runs, and during recovery too. I love the fun patterns and sock of the month! It is also another little known fact that running in matchy outfits helps you run better. wp-1471548856326.jpg
  4. Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Handheld.  At the beginning of the summer, I upgraded my homemade handheld water bottle to the Nathan handheld.  It is easy to carry and fits well in my hand, the adjustable strap keeps it snug.  I like the little pocket too… it has room for my key, id, cash, fuel, etc. wp-1471549240677.jpg
  5. LED Running Belt.  I recently got this running belt and it has become my go-to belt.  I like that it has a huge pocket, big enough for my huge Note2 + Otterbox with room to spare.  It lays flat, and doesn’t bounce.  With it getting darker earlier at night, I sometimes am out past dusk. The LED lights are bright and give me some visibility for safety.  They are on sale at Amazon for $15.20, you can save 50% with code RCE5FGY8.20160703_104256.jpg

What are your favorite things to wear on your runs?

11 Comments

  1. mkadens1

    You know I share your Spandits love! I recently switched to a hydration backpack vs a fuel belt. There have been kinks but overall I think it’s a winner.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I’ve been thinking about getting a backpack especially for the super long runs.

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  2. Chocolaterunsjudy

    I kind of loved/didn’t love the flipbelt water bottle. I loved the freedom of not having a water bottle in my hand, but didn’t love so much having something around my waist again. I’m going to try it out on a longer run tomorrow.

    My skirtsports, of course!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I saw those water bottles for flipbelt, I had wondered how they would work out.

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  3. MaryEllen@VNutrition

    Pro Compression Socks are my favs too. Love your Spandits, I’ve never heard of them before but I’ll have to check them out.

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  4. Shannon @GirlsGotSole

    I have heard good things about Altra, but have yet to try them out.
    My favorites are my Skirt Sports Gym Girl Ultra skirts, GymBoss, Sqoosh band and Zensah compression sleeves.

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  5. lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    I don’t ever wear my compression socks when I run but before and after a long run I love to wear them.

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  6. Mar on the Run!

    I’m all about running skirts when the weather is warm. I wear compression socks for recovery only but Pro-Compression hurt my feet so I prefer Zensah or Vim & Vigr.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I’ve never heard of Vim & Vigr, I’ll have to check them out.

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  7. kimmythevegan

    Your running shoes are super cute – I’m totally digging the colour. I’m not sure I’ve tried Alta shoes, I’ll check them out next time I’m running shoe shopping… which is probably sooner than later haha ;p
    Spandits???? Those sound fun!
    I’m not sure I have a favourite thing to wear while running – just cute clothes haha =)

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I LOVE the big toe box with Altras!

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