Disclaimer: I am not being sponsored or paid to promote any of the following products or brands. I am simply sharing what I am currently loving. As always, all opinions are my own.
Every runner needs shoes, clothes, and sports bras (if they’re a female). But what else am I currently heavily relying on, especially while in the midst of marathon training?
1. Body Glide. Running in the summer, especially when its incredibly hot and humid, leads to a lot of sweating, which increases the potential for chafing. I probably don’t need to tell you how much chafing hurts, especially when you get into the shower right after a run. Ouch!
2. KT Tape. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting some horrible chafing, even after lathering up with body glide before I head out for a run. I read online a suggestion about putting KT Tape over the area that is prone to chafing, and tried this out for the first time during last Saturday’s long run. When I arrived home after my run, I found that the KT Tape had worked, and that I hadn’t chafed!
3. Camelbak Hydration Vest. I received my Camelbak for Christmas from my father-in-law, and have used it for every run over 6 miles (unless I’m running with the stroller) since I received it. I love that it holds enough water for a double digit run, even on hot and humid days, and that there’s enough pockets to also hold other essentials, including my fuel, phone, and key.
5. Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport Kit. As a Rock ‘n’ Blogger, I received this as a complimentary gift from Eagle Creek, and have found it to be the perfect solution to traveling with sweaty running shoes and clothes. I always hesitate to bag up my running clothes post run with my other dirty laundry while traveling, but have found Eagle Creek to be the perfect solution to keeping the sweaty shoes and clothes separate from my other clothes. And the best part? The bag is machine washable, so I can throw it in the laundry with all of my dirty clothes to get the sweat stink out.
QOTD: What running essentials are you currently loving?