So, how is summer running going for you? My husband and I were just talking about how much easier it is to run in the cooler, less humid weather. It’s so much easier to breathe in that cool, crisp air! But, since that isn’t going to happen anytime soon, we’re trying to make summer running as comfortable as possible! Since I figured some of you are in the same situation, I created a list of a few of my summer essentials.
Insulated Hand Held Water Bottle: I just got this SpeedDraw Plus from Nathan. I love the fact that they finally came out with an insulated bottle. That means no more super warm water by the middle of your run! Plus, the pocket is large enough to hold an iphone that has a larger case on it.
Tifosi Wisp Interchangeable Sunglasses: I have had these sunglasses for about a year now and wear them all the time! The different lenses are perfect for hazy days that are still bright or running in the woods to protects your eyes from bugs. Also, it doesn’t break the bank to own a pair of these! 🙂 (If you like a little larger sunglasses, my husband has the Tifosi Slip and really likes them.)
Asics Core Singlet: I picked up a couple of these recently for less than $10 dollars each. Love them. They are super light weight and are fitted while still being breathable. A lot of sporting good stores carry these and they come in a variety of colors! Asics also makes a core tank top that is more like a sleeveless shirt in this same material.
Garmin Forerunner 15 Garmin recently came out with a new watch between the Garmin 10 and 220. I’ve heard some good reviews about this watch and it seems like a good option for those who want a decent running watch without spending a lot of money. (I still have the 210 and like it.)
Women’s UA Shadow Cap: I just recently started wearing a hat when I run. I’m still more of a fan of not wearing one, but I do like knowing that I’m keeping the sun off my face/scalp. This hat is super lightweight and is UPF 30+. It comes in a variety of colors, so you are sure to find one that matches your running wardrobe!
Polar Bottle Insulated Bottle: So, this water bottle isn’t specifically running related, but we use these all. the. time. I think we have four of them and they all get used on a regular basis. I love the fact that you can freeze them. Before a run, hike, bike ride, etc. I’ll fill them half full with water and throw them in the freezer. Then we can enjoy cold water the entire time we’re active. Plus, it takes a lot for them to start “sweating” making them perfect for throwing them in your bag without worrying about them getting your things wet. Oh, and they are easy to clean (another important aspect that we look for in a water bottle!).
These are just a handful of my summer running essentials. What items can’t you live without in the summer? I want to know if I’m missing something important! Links welcome!
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And if you’re looking for a laugh, check out this video from a local news station: http://bit.ly/1sExUY1 Not only do I have to worry about the weather and traffic when I run, I now have to watch out for dive-bombing birds!