I am by no means an expert on running or the gear that people use but I just wanted to share the things that I love. I was clueless when I started running and hadn’t discovered the online running community yet. I bought so many things on the basis of trial and error. Over the years, I’ve figured out what seems to work for me. However I still love to read and learn what other runners use, I would have never found some of the things I love if it hadn’t been for other social media posts. So without further ado-
What does the Slacker Run With?
Shoes– Can’t run without those!
Brooks Pure Flow 4, Nike Free Rn Distance, Mizuno Sayonara 3– Actually, this is a bit of a mess right now. Check back later. 😝
Mizuno Wave Hayate- For those times I want to hit the trails.
Socks– Did you know some people run without socks? How does that even work?
I love my Pro Compression socks. I’ve always been a bright and funky sock person and rock knee socks on a regular basis so these were just a match made in heaven. Compression, knee high and awesome patterns? Sold!
Skirts– I never thought I would run in a skirt but I gave it a shot and they rock. My favorites are both by Lululemon – Pace Rival II and Pleat to Street. I thought the pleats would drive me batty but then I discovered that there are 5 pockets. 5! I also love their Speed shorts for training.
Belt– Fitletic I’ve owned 3 of these belts. I’ve tried many others but I always come back to to Fitletic. I hate bounce and wear my belt super low (like butt lift low- I got that comment at a race once😉) and this works great. It fits everything I need and I can attach my pepper spray to it as well.
For most runs, I grab whatever water bottle is nearest to me but for races I carry my own sports drink in an Orange Mud handheld. It comes with a 21oz bottle but I am horrible about keeping track of it. I use the sleeve for every run though. I’ve been able to fit most any water bottle in it.
For hikes and trail runs and double digit summer runs, I have a Camelbak Marathoner. Lots of pockets!
As for that sports drink- I love Ultima. I love the orange and grape hydration mixes. Yum. 🙂 I am also a fan of plain ol’ Gatorade. Orange flavored of course. 🙂
Watch- Garmin Forerunner 220. I love numbers and everything it tracks. Truthfully it probably tracks way more than I know.
Sunglasses– Sunskis I have really poor eyesight and issues handling too much brightness so shades are a must. I also tend to destroy sunglasses very quickly. I love Sunski’s. Polarized, very affordable and cool looking too? Score! And both pairs lasted at least a year. Win in my book!
My iPhone. Never leave home without it. One it plays my music and most important- I can call for help if needed. Plus I tend to take too many pictures. 🙂
Road ID– I don’t carry my ID when I run. I misplace my debit card all the time, my license would probably run away just as quick. This bracelet has my name, 2 emergency contacts and any medical alerts I might need them to know. Stylish and smart all at the same time. 😃
Pepper spray– Always be prepared. You never know what you may run into.
I am not sponsored or compensated for any of the above. Hell, the companies don’t even know I exist; I just wanted to share the gear that helps keep me running.