My Favorite Running Things – April

I’ve decided that it’s time to share some of my favorite things.  I tend to be very brand loyal when I find things that I like but that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to try new things.

Here are a few of my current favorites…

Altra Running Superior 2.0 Trail Shoes 

Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from Runner’s World .

Altra Running, Superior, Trail Shoes, Womens
Ok, yes, I am an Altra Ambassador so I am a bit partial, but really these shoes are amazing.  They are super light-weight and work in all sorts of terrain, I’ve even had to wear them to play softball.  I’m going to wear them for my next trail race and then I’ll do an official review.  

The Probar Base bars in Cookie Dough

Yum!!!  I ordered a sample box of these before I moved and I love the taste.  Most of the time protein bars have a weird taste to them and are full of all sorts of weird ingredients, etc.  These are plant based with 20g of protein in them.  These are a new favorite.

The ProBar, Base, Protein Bar, Vegan, Cookie DoughMy Camelbak Quik Grip Insulated Podium Quick Chill water bottle.

Sean got me started using a hand held last year because holding your hydration = drinking more.  I drink a lot more now than I ever did while running, as evidenced in my last 2 marathons where I’ve refilled my bottle at least 2-3 times throughout the race.  This fits my hand perfectly and isn’t too too heavy.  You can also fit some gels and a lip gloss in the pocket.

Camelbak,Podium,  Quick Chill, Water Bottle
Hip stretches – this is a weird one, I know, but ever since I ran the LA Marathon I’ve had super tight hips.  I’ve started doing various hip stretches, mostly yoga style poses, and while it’s still going to take a while to work, I’ve been noticing a lot of improvement.

IMG_3965 IMG_3966There are so many products, exercises, foods, etc out there that it’s hard to find a favorite sometimes.  I’m sure I’ll find something else and these current favorites will change, but that’s the fun of trying new things.  I’ll never be bored, that’s for sure :).

What are your favorite running things?


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