Friday Five – Five Brands I’m Currently Loving

Disclaimer: With the exception of the Mizuno running shoes, which I received as part of a FitFluential campaign, I paid for all products myself.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Its been awhile since I shared some of my favorite running gear, and since my body has gone through some changes recently (ahem, pregnancy and the birth of a child), which has led to me trying out some new fitness attire, I thought I’d share some of my current favorites with all of you.

1.  Moving Comfort sports bras

Prior to pregnancy, and throughout my pregnancy, I was loyal to a different brand of sports bras.  However, once little man arrived and I started breastfeeding, my once well endowed chest became even more endowed.  A couple of days before I was cleared to resume running, I went to our local running store in search of new sports bras, and quickly fell in love with Moving Comfort.  I’m currently wearing bras from two of their lines (Maia and Juno), and am finding that both lines are providing the support that I need.  One of the things that attracted me to Moving Comfort is that their bras are available in actual bra sizes, not just small, medium, large, and I’m able to wear bras that are true to the size that I actually am now.

2.  Road Runner Sports tanks

3 mile run

Wearing my new Road Runner Sports brand tank

While I was at Road Runner in search of new sports bras, which also happened to be on a day when the entire store was 25 percent off for VIP members, a running tank attracted my attention.  While I own and have worn several of the Road Runner brand shorts and capris, I had yet to give their tops a try.  That day I walked out of the store with one of their tanks, and the fit and feel has been incredible.  The tank fits well on the top, but isn’t super tight around my midsection.  Since I’m still trying to tighten up my core since giving birth, I’m greatly appreciative of having a well fitting running tank that doesn’t hug my stomach.

3.  Mizuno running shoes

Its no secret that ever since I was first fit for running shoes that I’ve been a loyal Mizuno wearer.  I’m loving my current pair of running shoes, the Wave Inspire 12s, which I received last fall through my affiliation with FitFluential.  Even if I hadn’t received this pair of shoes to review when the Wave Inspire 12s were first released, I would have still bought them.  They fit my feet well and provide the support that I need while running.

4.  Sparkly Soul

I continue to love Sparkly Soul headbands.  I absolutely hate flyaways, and not only do these headbands keep the flyaways down but they stay in place on my head.  Plus, they are available in a rainbow of colors so I can always find a headband that will compliment my running outfit.

5.  Thorlos socks

Since I started running I’ve been wearing Experia socks by Thorlos.  Not once have I gotten a blister (knock on wood!), and I’ve gotten very few hot spots.  I like that they are thicker socks and do well in absorbing the sweat from my feet while running while also keeping my feet try enough to prevent them from blistering.

QOTD: What brands are you currently loving?

As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well!


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28 Responses to Friday Five – Five Brands I’m Currently Loving

  1. Coco says:

    I haven’t tired the RRS tanks, but I love their compression shorts and socks! And I just used an RRS VIP discount to get another pair of Mizunos. 🙂

  2. Pam says:

    Did you see that Zulilly had Moving Comfort on their website this week at greatly reduced prices? I have not tried the RRS tanks or clothing because I like to try most brands on before I make a purchase. Thorlos are still my favorite socks too. My collection of colors is ridiculous!

  3. I love all those things! I am a neutral runner so I did not apply for the Mizuno campaign since it said they weren’t neutral shoes BUT I do love the waveriders and the enigmas! If it wasn’t for fitfluential I would never have been introduced to Mizunos!

  4. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    I love Thorlos socks too! My Mizuno Wave Riders were a bit tough to adjust to at first, but now they’re growing on me!

  5. I LOVE Moving Comfort sports bras! They are all that I wear! And my favorites include Asics shoes, Lululemon and running skirts and BamrBands and sparkle visors!

  6. Lesley says:

    I finally got a couple Oiselle pieces for my birthday and I’m in love. Consider me on the Oiselle bandwagon, and they keep adding to their collection.

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever used any of these brands!! Loving my Asics right now and Feetures socks.

  8. I’ve worn Mizunos for years! I love them. 🙂

  9. Run Away With Me says:

    Love Sparkly Soul and Mizunos! My very first running shoe was the Wave Inspire 9 and I still miss them!

  10. a good sports bra is really the best thing an athletic woman can have in her arsenal. i’ve heard so many good things about moving comfort.

    – laura from

  11. Chaitali says:

    I really need to get new sports bras. And I’m a big fan of Road Runner Sports so I’ll look for these the next time I’m there 🙂

  12. I”ve always loved Moving Comfort bras but the cost…I like Champion (not the Target brand) bras too.

  13. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Obsessed with my Sparkly Soul headbands. I am still a Sweaty Bands fan, but I may like SS a bit more!

  14. I wear Mizunos and Adidas shoes and just got my new Mizunos and will be getting my new Adidas soon! 🙂

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