Gear The Slacker ❤’s

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 3Actually, 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!

Lulu, ProCompression, Brooks, Fitletic and Sunskis all in one shot!

Skirts– I never thought I would run in a skirt but I gave it a shot and they rock.  My favorites are both by LululemonPace 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.