Best Running Gear and Accessories
In honor of the Chicago marathon this weekend, we’re sharing some of our favorite must have running gear and accessories to keep you hitting the pavement while looking and feeling your best.
Shorts: Lululemon Speed Shorts
These might quite possibly be the perfect running shorts. They fit beautifully and are flattering on any figure. They stay put at the waist with every stride. They are made of a durable yet breathable fabric that keeps you cool and prevents chafing. They have a decent sized back pocket to tuck away keys, phones, and gels. Most importantly, they come in fun colors that change every season.
Music: Ipod Shuffle
Nothing keeps you moving like a good beat. Nothing gets you past a wall like your favorite song. Thankfully, apple’s ipod shuffle is a the sleekest device on the market to keep all your running tunes with you no matter the distance. It’s small and made of lightweight aluminum so you won’t badding any weight. It clips on so you won’t have to wear an awkward arm or waistband. With 15 hours of battery life, you can run multiple marathons with this baby. Clip it on to your shorts or shirt and start shuffling to your favorite songs.
Headphones: Yurbuds Focus for Women
The best playlist is useless without headphones that won’t stay put. Fortunately, the Yurbuds focus were designed for runners. Not only do they stay in place, but they are soft and comfortable and won’t dig into you head. They’re designed to withstand all conditions– so naturally they are sweat and water resistant. Also, did we mentioned they deliver exceptional sound quality?
Accessory Belt: SPIbelt
You always want to bring the essentials with you, but you don’t want to be weighed down or sporting an eyesore fanny back. Enter SPIbelt, a beautifully designed sleek lightweight “small personal item” belt. Snap it on so your keys, phone, or credit card are always with you. You won’t even feel it on your waist. It also comes in a variety of colors to compliment your running outfit.
A long run requires you to keep your hair out of your face and sweat out of your eyes. Bondibands are fun stylish headbands that do the trick. They are made from a wicking fabric that stays in place and keeps you dry. They come in fun colors and prints. We prefer the ones with fun sayings so you can share your running accomplishments and your wit.