Running Rambles and Raves: Spring Favorites 2014

Happy second day of spring! I’m sure I speak for most of us when I say that I’m so glad that it’s here! :)

It’s been a long, cold winter. And, come to think of it, it’s starting out as a cold spring too! Because of the ultra cold and super icy winter we’ve had, my husband and I have been stuck inside for most of our running. But at least when it was really cold, it often was also really pretty:

Running Rambles and Raves

If you follow along on Instagram, you saw the picture below from last Saturday that showed the lake that we like to run around completely frozen and that we got snow at the beginning of this week!

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So, with the hopes of warm weather ahead. . .here are just a few of my favorite new spring running shoes, apparel, and accessories.

Running Rambles and Raves

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Pro Compression Socks – Okay, so these aren’t new to this spring, but they have lots of bright, springy colors! I like to wear them after long runs or speed work outs to help with recovery. Do you wear compression socks? If you do, do you wear them while you’re running or after?

Running Rambles and Raves

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Garmin Forerunner 220 - Pretty sure I mentioned this in the fall, but I really like that the updated version of my 210 comes in purple! :)

running rambles and raves

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Asics Gel DS Trainer 19 - I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I’m excited about the updates in one of my favorite shoes! They are lighter and have more mesh around the toe box. I definitely have my eyes on the Trainer 19′s to replace my 18′s when the time comes. :)

Running Rambles and Raves

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Oiselle Clothing - I don’t know if you’ve looked at their clothing before, but they usually have fun running related t-shirts each season. Here are more of their new releases.

Running Rambles and Raves

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Nike Vapor Cyclone Jacket – In the spring around here it’s usually windy with frequent rainy days. Lightweight jackets like this one are perfect for blocking out the wind and rain without being too warm. (It also comes in 7 colors!)

Running Rambles and Raves

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Under Armour Braided Headbands - These headbands are still my favorites after almost a year of trying other styles. Amazon has 8 different three packs to choose from! I’d love to hear what headbands work for you! Links welcome!

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What are some of your favorites this spring? I would love any recommendations on your favorite running clothes and accessories!

 

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  1. Beth says:

    I have bought a few non-slip headbands from Brady Bands. Love them and a portion of all sales is donated to support cancer research. http://bradybands.com/product-category/non-slip-headbands/

  2. Love this post!! I finally broke down and got a Garmin last month….I love it more than I ever expected :)

  3. Abby says:

    I’m so curious about the whole compression thing, I think I need to go ahead and try it already. I love the asics gel!! I need to replace mine anyways, time for a cute upgrade :) I love the Nike 2 in 1 shorts, they don’t make the ones I have anymore (argh) but they are so comfortable! http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/icon-woven-two-in-one-training-shorts/pid-857551/pgid-857552

  4. I can’t wait to run outside again! Hate running when it’s sloppy outside. That Garmin sounds pretty awesome. I see those kinds of things everywhere these days. I think I need one! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. it NEEDS to warm up!

  6. Those sneakers are so cute!!

  7. Great picks! I wear compression socks when I’m pregnant, that’s about it ;)

  8. Ashley says:

    I have yet to find running headbands that I really like … I’m going to have to give those a try! Everything I’ve tried is either too tight and hurts or too loose and falls right off!! Happy weekend!

  9. Joanne says:

    I have the Garmin 220 (in red) and it is AWESOME!! And I’ve never really gotten into compression socks. Not sure why. Do you think they really help?

  10. Aggie says:

    I have never tried compression socks and I’m loving those headbands!

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