Friday, July 26, 2013

Fitness Friday: The Long Hot Run Necessities {& a giveaway!}

Happy Fitness Friday! Guess what y'all, it's HOT outside. We are smack dab in the middle of summer and nothing sounds better than a pool, bikini and cold drink in my hand. Unfortunately, I don't have a pool, I have to work and I don't always have time to lounge around like a princess. Oh and I have to get my workout on.

Since I'm currently training for the Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon, I still have to squeeze in my long runs despite this nasty heat! Here are my go to, MUST HAVE long run necessities to get me through running during Texas summers!



Long Run Hot Weather Necessesities





Clothes

  • Tops: Light weight, dry fit shirts are a must. Preferably not something too clingy. I love my Lululemon and Nike tops for this. So comfortable!
  • Shorts: not to clingy, nice and light, ready for sweat. I love my Lulu Run Speed Short as well as my Nike and Brooks running shorts. No long shorts or capris during the summer for this girl.
  • Socks: Dry fit, hot weather running socks. I like Target's Champion brand as well as Power Sox!


Shoes

  • Mizuno Wave Riders...I've moved onto the 16's from my 14's and 15's. Wasn't too sure about them at first and now I'm in love.
  • Mizuno Wave Sayonara: an awesome, more minimalist shoe. Check out my review here.



Accessories

  • Headbands: I already have sweat dripping down my face, so I'd rather not have my fly away baby hairs plastered to my cheeks. Bic Bands and Sweaty Bands are my go to headbands of choice!
  • Water bottle: I NEED to run with water. It isn't an option especially with the humidity and my asthma. I have a Nathan 2 bottle fuel belt that I use for runs longer than 8-10 miles. {Depending on if I know there is a fill up spot or not!} I recently bought this handheld bottle for shorter runs. It's not too heavy, sits securely on my hand and has a pouch for car key/ID/whateva.
  • iFitness Belt: {Yes I realize a Spibelt is pictured...I couldn't get a good iFitness belt pic.} Good storage for iPhone/iPod, ID, car key, money, etc.
  • Garmin Forerunner 405: Love my Garmin to pieces. I love knowing how far I've gone and what my pace is. Great for training, but it doesn't help you get un-lost...yes I know this from experience :)


And just because I feel like it, I'm offering one of my lucky readers a chance to win one of the Nathan Handheld Water Bottles! {I'm giving this away because I want to, no sponsorship involved. It's really just because I love running and my readers!} Enter using Rafflecopter below for a chance to win! You know you want to :)


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Giveaway will be live for one week! Winner will be announced on Monday, August 5th!
Don't forget to hop on over to Amber's blog too! She's having a birthday giveaway with a little help from her bloggy friends including me!

What's your MUST HAVE hot weather workout gear?




Until next time...
With love and God bless,


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