Yep, that said nine miles! Getting there, slowly. I have three more weeks until the big race in Joplin, and I really want to feel as prepared as possible. I have been reading a few of running blogs like this one and this one. Skinny Runner is a bonafide badass who runs an insane amount of miles every week and Mama Laughlin is the funniest chick ever who is a mother of two, runner, and I see a lot of what my life will be like in a few years in her posts.
With reading their blogs I have fallen for the cool things they use and wear for running. So I've bought a couple of things they suggest like these:
|I bought these bad boys today. I so can't WAIT to see what I look like in compression shorts, but |
there is some good research and testimony for how they help with hip fatigue, which I get badly.
Courtesy of: http://aspaerispivotshorts.com/aspaeris-products.shtml
|I bought two of these a few weeks ago and tried one for the first time on my 9-miler. |
I cramped for the first time ever about 20 minutes after taking one, so I'm not sure about these yet.
I'm going to give it one more shot, no pun intended! :)
|My new love! Holy comfort, these Pro Compression socks make my legs|
feel like a million bucks. I ran with these on two runs and my legs
felt great during and after.
Photo courtesy of: http://www.procompression.com/
|I picked a few of these up while picking up race packets for|
Rock the Parkway a few weeks ago for $5. They are regularly $8. They are
fun headbands that keep your hair out of the way.
Photo courtesy of: http://www.shelbystidham.com/knee-braces-yogurt-bondi-bands-oh-my/
|And the final product I tried is the Click espresso protein drink. I got the package|
yesterday in the mail with the samples, which are buy one get one free right now! I tried the Vanilla Latte this morning, and oh my, totally delicious and energy boosting. Check it out if you want the best of both
coffee (and I'm not a coffee drinker but need some caffeine) and protein in one!
Any of you have gear you really like using while running?