And here we are – Wednesday 🙂
Halfway through the week and coasting our way to the weekend!
I thought I’d pop in and share with you some of my favourite items for getting through runs when training. I had a good visit with my chiro last night, so I’m hoping this means I’ll be back to running soon. I might even head out for a quick test run this evening!
Before I left for Ragnar in the fall I picked up some Smith Pivlock V90 sunglasses and I love them!
They came with three interchangeable lenses, so I can still wear them if I’m running in the dark, which I like to do since I wear contacts and my eyes get dry fairly easily.
I’m a new convert to a visor, and I have to say, I love it!
I picked up a nuun branded visor from Headsweats and I adore it. I have a rather small head (or maybe it’s just oddly shaped) so most headbands don’t stay put and I really don’t like hair in my eyes when I’m running. (Note to self: stop cutting bangs)
This visor stays put and keeps the sun off my face!
Recently, I picked up a pair of wireless headphones from JayBird and I’m loving them!
I was getting so fed up with dealing with cords and and them getting twisted and caught on things, that I spent the money for a good pair of BlueTooth wireless headphones and I don’t think I’ll be going bad to corded headphones.
The BlueBuds X stay put and have great sound. The battery also lasts for 8 hours, so I know I won’t miss out on any music when running my marathon 🙂
I use compression for both running and recovery.
I’ve recently made the switch to sleeves from socks, but this is mainly because I have unbelievably short lower legs and the traditional compression socks come up and over my knees (no joke!).
When I know I’ll be running at a harder pace (tempo, intervals, hills) I’ll wear compression when I run, come home and ice, and then put on more compression for recovery.
I’m a late podcast convert, but I love them for slower runs and have even started listening to them on my walks to and from work.
My current favourite (after finishing Serial and Invisibilia) is the TED Radio Hour. I feel like I’m able to learn and exercise (or just commute). The ideas presented in the TED Radio Hour really get me thinking, and sometimes I even find my facial expressions changing based upon what I listen to.
I’m certain I look like a dofus, but that’s not all that unusual 😉
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What are your favourite running “accessories”?
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