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Essential Running Gear (Giveaway)

Posted Feb 11 2013 8:48pm

I have been getting a lot of questions lately about my favorite running gear and I realized that I have never posted it here!  I have written an entire running survey but never gear focused.  After my awesome long run on Sunday I have been on a runner’s high ever since so I thought this week was as good as any :)


Essential Running Gear


1.  Garmin Forerunner 305

Garmin Forerunner 305


I got my Garmin as a Christmas gift two years ago when I was training for the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon after I had Emmie.  I have loved it ever since!  I think it’s super easy to use.  I have realized I am a Garmin “dependent” runner because it keeps me in check.  Without it, I start out too fast and then crash and burn miserably.


2.  Pro Compression Marathon Socks

PRO Compression Marathon Socks


I wrote about my love for my PRO Compression marathon socks .  These have changed my life.  Ok, I am being melodramatic but they have seriously made running a lot easier for me and made my recovery time less and less.  LOVE.  Plus, they run 40% off specials all the time.


3.  Nathan Hand Held

Nathan Hand Held


I bought this Nathan hand held recently and have loved it.  It is a 22ish oz water bottle which is big to a lot of you I know.  However, I am a runner who needs a good amount of hydration while running.  It doesn’t bother me at all while running and the pouch as enough room for my Honey Stingers, iPhone, and key.


4.  Sparkly Soul Inc. Headband

Sparkly Soul Inc.


Last year I won two headbands from Victoria and fell in love.  Every headband I had tried before these either slipped or gave me a headache.  I was skeptically when the company said they did neither but the sparkles attracted my attention.  Once I tried them out I was sold.  These headbands have staid put during the Go! St. Louis Half , the Rock’N'Roll Savannah Half , multiple yoga inversions, volunteering at the hospital (hence the above pic) and so much more.  On top of that, the company interacts SO MUCH on social media and is always positive and friendly.  LOVE.  I need one in every color.  Immediately.  You can find Sparkly Soul on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram too.


AND because I love Sparkly Soul so much and they love the readers of Food, Fitness, and Family they are giving away a headband of the winner’s choosing to one lucky reader!  WEE!!  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Sparkly on!


What is your “go to” favorite piece of running gear?

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Disclaimer: I did receive a free Sparkly Soul Inc. headband to review.  However, I LOVE these headbands and all opinions are 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.

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