The weather this past week has been a little wild, with temps in the 60s at the beginning of December. I’m loving it. It means I get to run outdoors (I have a love-hate relationship with the treadmill.) Coming off of sickness, I’ve lost a lot of my endurance. My legs are basically starting over. I used to experience soreness after running 5 or 6 miles – and definitely when I hit 10 miles. Now I feel it at 3 miles.
I have a few things that I rely on for running. New to me are ProCompression socks. And I need to do a more in-depth review of the socks. The socks help with circulation and recovery. I wear them post-run, but I know some people where them while running. I haven’t tried them while running yet. (FYI: Sign up for their sock of the month club to get the latest deals sent to your inbox. And promo code BLG14 will save you 40% off socks and sleeves!)
I try to never, ever leave the house without my RoadID. I have the rubber bracelet (with interchangeable bands) and the metal plate has my name and my emergency contact info. I recently received a new RoadID with updated information – my allergy to certain medications. You never know what may happen on the open road – or during a race. I hope that nobody ever has to use my bracelet!
A good running jacket is a necessity for me. I’ve been wearing the Pearl Izumi Flash jacket the past week and it’s light enough to keep me somewhat warm – but not overheat. It looks good, and I have a pocket on the sleeve. For me, it kept my cough drops on a recent run. (Darn bronchitis!)
And on my head, in addition to sunglasses, I rarely leave home without my BIC Band. These bands are awesome, and I’ve been pleased with all the different widths of bands. I have them in a variety of colors and I can’t say enough great things about a company that gives to charity each month.
I’m super excited to be teaming up with my friend Julie at RunningInASkirt.com to give away a few of my favorite things. The items I just mentioned are up for grabs in our epic running giveaway! (Plus a couple I didn’t mention!)
We’ll be selecting SIX winners to receive one item from the list. Actually, Rafflecopter will be doing the selecting. First winner selected will receive the jacket. Second winner will receive the running skirt. Third will receive the socks. Fourth will receive the RoadID. Fifth will receive BIC Bands and sixth will receive the Runner Girl Jamberry nail wraps.
1 Pearl Izumi Flash jacket
1 JWalking Designs Running Skirt
1 pair of PROCompression socks
1 RoadID (credit of $35)
1 $30 credit to BIC Bands
sheet of Runner Girl Jamberry nail wraps
**Julie and I have received several of the items above to try ourselves. We’ve not been compensated for this giveaway, and all opinions are our own!
What is the one thing you can’t run without? (Besides shoes. Because shoes are fairly important.)