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