Happy Friday!! The weekend is almost here, we just have to make it through the day. This weekend is a big weekend over here, not only am I running a half marathon, but my boyfriend Stephen is running his first half marathon! I'm linking up with Erika and Andrea to share my Friday Favorites and in honor of the upcoming race, this post is dedicated to my favorite running things!
I've only had these shorts a couple of weeks but they have quickly become a favorite of mine.
So much so that after I wore them the first time, I went out and got them in another color. All my running shorts have to have a pocket so I can store my keys but these have TWO pockets!! The pockets are large enough that I can fit my phone into it so I don't have to worry about wearing my arm band. The price on these is great and they're from Old Navy so there's almost always a sale going on! For size reference, I had to go up a size.
When I was training for my first marathon, I had the worst blisters and calluses ever. I tried all sorts of different socks and home remedies and nothing worked. I laughed when my mom ordered me these socks -- I hadn't worn toe socks since elementary school! After wearing them on one run, I was eating my words. I was hooked and ordered more. Since wearing these socks -- coupled with the next favorite below -- my blisters and calluses have improved significantly.
Before I put on my toe socks, I rub this on my toes that are most likely to blister. I tried a couple different types of anti-chafing balms and this one was the best.
I don't have the bike or the treadmill, but a little more than a year ago, I started using the mobile app and I love it. After training for so many races, there are only so many times you can listen to the same playlist -- no matter how long it is. I used to listen to audiobooks, but now I love running with these classes and coaches. They have different genres -- everything from Broadway to country and Disney! -- and themes for classes. My favorite coaches are Selena, Becs and Matty and I always look forward to new classes from them.
When I want to snack on something light before a run, I love these little waffles! My favorites are cinnamon and salted caramel. They're a little messy to store in my pockets so I eat them before a run and different chews/gummies during the run. For years I've used Gatorade Chews in fruit punch but lately they've been very hard to find in stock anywhere so I'm in the process of finding something else to eat during my runs.