Today I’m joining the lovely ladies for Tuesdays On The Run. Where we talk about a different topic each week that is running related. Today’s topic is “What running items do you use for non-running activities”
For a “low cost” sport, runners spend a lot on gear and nutrition, so it’s nice when we can use our gear for other activities other than running. I’ve found non-running uses for a few of my running items.
Everyday Uses for Running Gear
Spandits – It isn’t a secret that I love to run in my Spandits … I love the colorful, fun patterns and the different lengths from boyshorts to tights. I have been enjoying wearing my capris with a long top to work or to travel in. They are so comfortable and and I think pretty fashionable.
I recently picked up a pair of Spandits in the boyshort length and decided to wear them as a swimsuit bottom on my recent vacation. I loved them to swim in… they fit great, were comfortable to swim in and dried pretty quickly, and I don’t think my awkward tan lines showed too much. (You can get your own Spandits! at spandits.com, code spanditslove saves you 10%, be sure to tell them Vicki sent you.)
Nuun – I have tubes of Nuun at work and in my purse and use the Energy and Vitamins on a daily basis. I drink Nuun Active primarily when I run. I brought Nuun Active with me on vacation (since I was going to be running), but also filled up a water bottle to take to the beach… I think it kept me hydrated while I was out in the sun and indulging in drinks that dehydrate.
Garmin Forerunner 235 – I wear my Garmin watch on a daily basis, I know I’m at the cutting edge of fashion… it counts my steps and that in itself seems to justify the awkwardness of the large watch on my wrist all the time. I recently discovered that you can set alarms on it… that came in very handy while on vacation and wanting to make sure we didn’t miss the snorkel trip or catamaran cruise.
Have you found uses for running gear other than running? Have you uncovered everything that your watch can do?