I have done a LOT of running. In 2013, I ran 14 half marathons, countless 5ks, 10ks and plenty of training runs in all kinds of weather! There is a ton of gear out there- a lot of it is expensive and some of it is completely useless.
I shop in a variety of places- local run shops, TJ Maxx, Target and online at Amazon.com. I’ve had some dud gear (like running tights that would not stay on my hips or conversely, would ride, WAY too far up, yikes!) and name brand jackets that weren’t worth the thread they stitched it with. Here are some of my favorite picks that you can buy online.
1. CW-X Women’s Stabilyx Tights, Black/Rainbow, Small / 2. Zensah Women’s Running Jacket, Bubblegum Pink, Small / 3. iFitness Ultimate Race Belt II, Black/Blue, One Size Fits All / 4. Moving Comfort Women’s Fiona Bra / 5. iFitness Inc Phone Arm Band 2 / 6. Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 Running Shoe
**If you’re a chesty girl and need a high impact running bra that works- try the Moving Comfort Women’s Fiona Bra. It is amazing!
1. Trigger Point Performance The Grid Revolutionary Foam Roller, Black / 2. Due North Foot Rubz Foot Hand and Back Massage Ball / 3. PRO Compression Marathon Socks / 4. Vega Vibrancy Bar Chocolate Decadence / 5. Sweatband by Sweaty Bands / 6. The Stick Travel Stick, 17-Inch
**Sweaty Bands are an expensive brand, but worth every penny- I seriously have 20 of these in different prints, though the chevron is a favorite! Get the “printed” kind, not made of craft ribbon- they’re thicker and stay put! Vega Bars are also the yummiest nutrition bars I’ve ever tasted. OMG.