These Are A Few Of My Favorite (Running)Things

Believe it or not, I’ve learned to love running. Miracles never cease! And being the girly girl that I am, I love shopping for running gear just as much as the running! So I thought it only fitting that I share some of my favorite running things with you.

First, of course I had to have some running shorts, tees, and pants. I shop for most of these items at Target. Their C9 line of athletic apparel and accessories by Champion is pretty extensive, adequately efficient, and affordable. I’m wearing C9 apparel in these photos: (If you click on the first photo, they will be larger and in slides how form!)

For the first few months, I simply ran in my old running shoes, which I had already owned for a couple of years. They didn’t have much wear, so it was okay with me to wear them while I was getting in shape. Once I decided I was serious about this running thing, it was time for an upgrade. I like to shop local when I can, and we have a great running store in town, Indiana Running Company. They do a stride analysis too, so I figured that was the place to go for my first pair of real running shoes. I got these for Christmas. Of course, they’re pink!

The Saucony Ride 5

The Saucony Ride 5

We live where it is cold and snowy all winter, and in most instances, all spring. So I spent what seemed like forever, running inside, on the treadmill. When Old Man Winter finally relinquished his hold, I was ready to take on the streets, the trails, and sidewalks of our community! And with that, I just had to have a watch with a GPS so I could track my distance, time, and pace! Hello and Happy Mothers Day! I have the best family in the world! They are so encouraging and paid for my new Garmin Forerunner 10! This is a great watch. Simple to use, with just the right amount of info for beginning runners, or seasoned runners who just don’t need a lot of extra bells and whistles! Again, purchased locally at Indiana Running Company!
My latest obsession? Compression sleeves! Apparently when you run a lot, and I’ve been running three times a week since January, your calves hurt. Well, everything hurts. But my calves had especially been achy. So my daughter recommended that I buy some compression sleeves. These things are amazing! They feel like a big hug/massages for your calves. I’ve even been known to sleep in mine! I purchased them at the sister store of Indiana running company, Arête. Like I said, I like to shop local when at all possible.

My new calf sleeves-love them! Mine are cep brand.

My new calf sleeves-love them! Mine are cep brand.

This post was not sponsored in any way. All items were purchased, and all opinions are 100% mine!


Currently…My (sort of) Weekly Link Up Topics!

This is always a fun and thought provoking post, with topics chosen by those who’ve gone before me. It’s fun to read what other bloggers have been up to, and it gets me thinking about how I’ve been spending my time/money/energy in the past week!

This week, I’m Currently

Borrowing:You let me know if you come up with an answer to this one that does not involve library books! And I’m not in high school, so I’m not borrowing my friends clothes. I guess I’d have to choose Time. All the time that God allows. When I think about my days this way, I want to spend my time more wisely and not waste it.

Dancing:Not so much. Unless my running looks like dancing. After running, I’m too tired to dance!

My new calf sleeves-love them! Mine are cep brand.

My new calf sleeves-I love them! Mine are the cep brand. And of course, they’re pink!

Building: My blog, my square foot garden, new friendships, old friendships, family relationships always, and oddly, my Spanish vocabulary thru some of my new friendships!

Throwing: Now this is fun! If you’ve read my blog this week, or any of my twitter posts, you’re probably tired of hearing about the 27 fling boogie! But, I have been throwing lots of stuff out of my house. Magazines, clothes, old decorations… And I’ve still got a ways to go. I’m thinking of challenging myself to throwing out 27 items each day for seven days! Lookout, I’m on a roll!

Buying: Running gear! I’m slightly obsessed with it. Just bought a pair of compression sleeves for my calves. I think I’m in love with them.

Well thats what I’ve been up to, how about you? Drop me a line in the comment section and let me know what you’ve been borrowing, dancing, building, throwing, or buying lately! I’d love to hear from you. See you all next week!