Fitness Friday: Must Have Gear


Happy Friday! I hope you’re having a great week. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, but it should be fun. Today was a good day for running, since I finally broke my best mile time (and earlier this week went on my longest run yet). All credit goes to the miserably cold conditions and the lovely drizzle accompanying me. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I thought I would share a few things that I run with pretty much every time I go out, besides the obvious (iPod!!!!).

Bondi Band ($8)– This is just a stretchy headband that I got from the running store. I have this neon one and then another one that is darker. It is lightweight, keeps my ears warm, and doesn’t budge while I’m out!

Manzella gloves ($15)– About a month ago, I went to the running store looking for a pair of gloves suitable for running in 30-50 degree weather. These are nice and lightweight but still keep my hands warm. If I need to take them off, they are easy to just pack into my next item….

…the Marika waist pack ($10)! I got this from Marshall’s and I literally never go running without this. I use it to keep my iPod in, and my keys if needed. This doesn’t move and I don’t notice it while I’m running. I usually wear it under my shirt so it doesn’t look like my body is cut in half. πŸ™‚
One thing I’ve been incorporating into my running routine is NOW Peppermint Oil ($8). I dab a little bit onto my temples and it really wakes me up. I feel a burst of energy when I use it, and the smell is amazing too. I used to use peppermint oil all the time while I studied in college, and now I’m coming back to it.

These aren’t the only things that help me with my runs, but these are just a few staples that are affordable and keep me going. Do you have any must-have running gear or rituals that help you work out better?


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