Friday Five: Running Gear Wish List

This weeks topic was “free” so I decided to go with a list I have been building in my head for a few weeks. With marathon training on the horizon, I need to add some running gear to my arsenal.

1. New headphones – YurBuds came highly recommended. The only reason I haven’t purchased them is because I don’t know if I want to go wireless or not. I **HATE** having wires and things hanging while I run, it’s a sensory issue or something. But the price is a little steep…

2. New running shoes – This is just a matter of getting down to my local running store for a fitting. I could just reorder the shoes I’m currently wearing but I’d like to try new options! I’d love to purchase a couple of pairs over the next few months so I can start rotating through them. ya know, like real runners do 😉

3. Hydration system of some sort. Any recommendations? I don’t know if I want a bottle with a hand strap or a vest/camelback type of thing. Decisions, decisions. I have a great “fanny pack” type of bottle holder but the zipper pocket on it barely fits one pack of Gu so on my longer runs I’m kind of stuck.

4. More headbands! I need something to keep the sweat and flyaways at bay. Hats are wonderful but I get so warm when I wear them on summer runs. I have a BondiBand that I love but I need a few more to allow for rotation.

5. FlipBelt   Yay! I just ordered one. I’m hoping it will be just what I’m looking for to hold my things; phone/ipod, car key, fuel.

What are some of your MUST HAVE running items?

Any ambassadors out there for some of the products I’m looking for?

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15 thoughts on “Friday Five: Running Gear Wish List

  1. Headbands! I need to get some good headbands for working out- they always either fall off, or are too tight and end up hurting my head! it’s a lose-lose!

  2. I absolutely love my Ultimate Direction Ultra Jenny Vesta. It’s designed for women and I can’t live without mine. It doesn’t bounce and is perfect. I’m not an ambassador but if you go through the link on my sidebar I think you can get free shipping! I’m also on the fence about wireless headphones. They are SO pricey!

  3. I love my Amphipod handheld bottle, but it’s not enough on longer than about 8 miles in the summer (I did 18 with it this winter). I’m trying to decide if I’ll be hauling out my old hated Fuel Belt or investing in something else this time…

  4. Yes for Yurbuds! They stay in place and I’ve always had problems with that during the summer. The wires don’t bother me (I tuck them inside my bra). I like Hippie Runner for headbands. Check them out.

  5. I’m still stuck in the old days with wires on my earbuds. But they are Yurbuds and I love that they don’t fall out! I also wanted to suggest that if you like your hydration belt, you can get an extra pouch to velcro on it that’s bigger. My husband bought one last year from Amazon. Just a thought!

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