Here are some of my favorite running accessories:
I am completely addicted to this running watch. Garmin just came out with 2 new watches that have some really cool features, but they’re kind of pricey!
I have two pairs of these. They’re comfortable, have a nice pocket on the side, and don’t squeeze too tight around the waist.
Cute and comfortable, short but not too short, nice thick waistband. There’s also a front pocket and a back pocket with a zipper.
These come in lots of fun colors and designs, and procompression always has a deal on the “sock of the month”. I also have a pair of CEP compression socks which I prefer for recovering from a run (I like to run in the procompression socks).
I am on my second pair of these, but I also like the Brooks Ravenna 3s and PureCadence
Where would I be without my foam roller? Once I truly learned how to use it properly, it definitely helps me recover from my runs and keeps my muscles loose.
I also use these products as well:
This has saved my life on so many of my long runs this summer. Sometimes I have needed a little more water on really sweaty days but usually 50 oz is plenty.
I use this on shorter runs when I still want to bring something to drink. I also like that I can store some things in the pocket like gels or keys. Also, this bottle helps to keep my water cold.
I don’t love having my phone on my arm while I run, but when I bring it this works well enough. (When I do a long run with my camelback annadel I keep my phone in there).
Also, I need headphones that loop around my ear and I never have a problem with these. They’re only like $9 and don’t last too long but since they are cheap I don’t mind replacing them a couple times a year.
I usually either eat a half or a whole one of these before early runs during the week. I find that I can eat them and start running right away without needing to digest. I like eating a little something before I run and I have found these work really well for me.
During long runs I usually take a packet of Gu about once per hour. I like peanut butter, tri berry, jet blackberry, and mint chocolate.
I think this is probably the most important running accessory! For $20 it is well worth it and now I put it on before every run without even thinking about it- Garmin on one wrist, road ID on the other!
If you want come back to this information I am going to back it a tab on the top of my blog. I also hope to add some more clothes and cold weather items over the next few months.