I tell all of my Couch to 5K clients at their first meeting -- that it's "all about the running gear". And as their mind and body transform over that nine week session - I find that this becomes true for many of them. They may not all wear brightly colored Bondi Bands or invest in hot pink knee-high compression socks. But, they enjoy telling me about all of their cheap finds on the local running store sales rack, the running shorts they found at the local retail store or the pack of wicking socks that they snagged online. It's all a great investment in your wardrobe and a great investment in yourself. You look good -- you feel good -- you motivate yourself to do more. It's plain and simple.
Other than the need for a great pair of properly fit running shoes ... Here are some of my favorite pieces of running gear .. a must-have for most women of all shapes and sizes.
Headbands: Bondi Bands (HERE)
These headbands keep the sweat out of my eyes. When I chopped off my hair, back in 2008, I couldn't pull it back. These were a great alternative to the pony tail at the time. As my hair has grown out a bit, these have keep my hair out of the way of my workout. And, they've kept the sweat out of my eyes. I own dozens and dozens and have one to go with every outfit. They work great with or without a pony tail. I'm addicted. Now, so are you!
CEP Compression Socks (HERE)
I LOVE compression socks. They help keep my legs nice and fresh and I really think they have helped my recovery time after long runs marathon events. They are great for spring and fall, when the weather is a bit in between - and you are ready for running tights or pants. They are super cute, flirty and come in tons of bright colors.
NorthFace Running Tights (HERE)
I am not a big fan of running tights. I run a lot of miles, but still have thighs ... and hips. I'm cury. These running tights really hold me in and make me look more slender. They even stay in place when I am active and the fabric is totally breathable. They are great, when paired with a running skirt or shorts. Unfortunately, the cooloer weather is upon us now. But, I even feel comfortable wearing these solo (gasp!). Go ahead, check 'em out.
Check out this cool Ragnar Fitted performance Jacket!!!
Ragnar Fitted Performance Jacket (HERE)
Estimated Retail Value: $65
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