Wednesday, August 3, 2016
A Few of My Favorite Things: Part 2
In my previous post I shared with you a few of my favorite things to have pre-running, during running or post running. I have just a few more to add to that list today. J
Since I will be trying my hand at vlogging during my upcoming races, I’ll need to make sure that my phone is properly charged. I will especially need it since I run at least 3 apps simultaneously. My friend suggested the Mophie Charger. I almost got it on Amazon Prime Day, but held off. I was glad because I was able to get it for free when I upgraded my phone. It will also be great to have while I am walking around Disney and using my Touring Plans and MyDisneyExperience apps! J
I had never heard of these until my friend, Cori mentioned them a few weeks ago when she ran a race in Atlanta. I decided to give them a try. They are super comfy! The important thing is that you have a good, comfy pair of socks to run with. This will help you avoid blisters and hot spots.
Until I started running over 6 miles, I didn’t think that I would need these. I don’t know about you, but I SWEAT!! The first time that I ran 10 miles I noticed that my eyebrows were crusty after the run (sorry for the TMI). I immediately went home and looked into ordering Salt Sticks or something of that nature. I chose the brand pictured below. When I went for my 11 mile run yesterday, I brought 1 along with me. I took it at about 3-4 miles. I should have probably brought two. I’m still testing this whole process out. I’ll keep you posted.
Over the past 7 months, I keep hearing my running friends talk about how important having Body Glide is. Up until a few weeks ago, I haven’t understood why. Since I have been running in leggings, capris leggings, or my Sparkle Skirts, I haven’t needed it for the “chub rub” (sorry again for the TMI). When I ran 10 miles a few weeks ago, I understood why I needed Body Glide. I got chaffing from my sports bra. Ouch! I immediately visited my favorite site, Amazon, and ordered it. I also went to Walmart and found this to try why I waited on my Body Glide to come in. For my long run yesterday, I applied the Gold Bond pre-run. I slipped the Body Glide (or For Her) into one of the pockets of my Sparkle Skirt (remember how fabulous and handy I told you that skirt was?). The Body Glide was small and the perfect size for my Sparkle Skirt. I didn’t even feel it. I was glad that I did that too because I had missed a spot on the side of my sports bra and I was able to pull it out real quick during the run. I am happy to report that I returned from my run chaff-free yesterday. J
As I have mentioned before, I am new to this running thing. This summer, I have taken time to do a little more research on the subject. I’ve read articles from Runner’s World and Women's Running. I also just finished reading this book. It was from the 90’s, but I got a lot of good info from it.
I just ordered this book from Jeff Galloway.
It should be in any day. It’s important to be informed about your subject. I now have a stack of running, choral teaching and parenting books by my bed. I have A LOT to learn! J
Well, there you have it folks. These are a few of my favorite things. What are some of your must haves or favorite things pre-running, during running or post running?