Wooohooo! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Friday Five Linkup with Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up For What?!, and Mar on the Run! I’m excited for week #2 with these ladies and the rest of the fabulous bloggers in the linkup. Now let’s get down to business: this week’s post is…
The Five Things In My Gym Bag!
Now to be fair, I don’t go to the gym. But back in Philly I did pack up a gym bag so that I could go running in the park after work, and there were definitely some favorite things in my bag every week. Let’s check them out in closer detail:
1. My running shoes. Back in the day I rocked some super cute Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s, but sadly they are sold out in size 9s (if you can find me a pair please let me know!). But since they’re pretty much extinct, I did move on and found my new loves, the Adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boosts! They are pretty comfy and feel like I’m running on air. Plus they have some extra grippy stuff on the bottom, so I feel like I can possibly use them in more rainy situations…or even on the trail!
2. My GPS watch. I’m in love with my Garmin Forerunner 10. Not only is it the cutest color ever, it’s really lightweight and easy to use. I have to admit that I usually run with my phone for safety reasons, but I wear this watch in every single race so that I can keep track of my pace easily. I’ve even worn it in a pouring monsoon rain during my last half marathon and it didn’t die, so you know this thing is durable!
3. A good headband. Right now I am obsessed with BAMR Bands – they literally do not slip on my head at all. And you know some of the other brands totally do! Plus this one is yellow and chevron so it’s basically made for me 🙂 I am definitely saving up to buy some more for the summer!
4 & 5. Ways to fuel during and after a run. During a long run I love to refuel with Jelly Belly Sport Beans! I love that they’re tiny and 1 pack is the exact amount to get me through a half successfully. I’ve tried other fuels but never felt like I was getting the energy boost that Sport Beans give me! Plus they are the only thing that doesn’t hurt my stomach, so that’s a win! And after a long run I like to drink Nuun, specifically the pink lemonade flavor. I love the subtle flavor and find that it always makes me feel more hydrated than regular water. I may have occasionally used it when super sick or hungover as well, and it totally works 🙂
1 weird observation about my favorite things: I really like bright colors. Specifically pink. But to be fair, pink things taste awesome 🙂
Are any of these things in your gym bag? What’s in yours? I love suggestions for new must-have items!