Happy Wednesday! Now that the temperatures have cooled down a little bit, it’s the perfect time to get outside for a run in the fresh, crisp, fall air! I always hated running, but over the past couple of years I have grown to like (tolerate? not-hate?) it much more as it requires little equipment, can be done anywhere, and is such a great cardio workout. It is always more motivating and fun to have a cute outfit to run in, so I listed some of my must-haves above! I love, love, love Old Navy Active – the pieces are so cute, colorful, and always a decent price! I personally don’t like to spend much on my workout clothes (since I am just going to sweat in them!) so Old Navy Active is perfect for me.
Clothes: My fall running outfit is always a combination of a tank/tee + pullover/zip-up + leggings/shorts. The weather here in Texas is so inconsistent that I may be in a tank & shorts one day but have to layer up with a pullover and full leggings the next! I love having a lightweight pullover for the cooler months because they are light enough to still keep you warm at the beginning of your run but are easy to tie around your waist as you warm up throughout your workout.
Shoes: Running shoes is one area that I highly recommend you don’t skimp on! It’s vital to have good support as it not only affects your feet, but your knees, legs, and back as well. I have somewhat difficult feet (they are super tiny and I have incredibly high arches), so I am always looking for a shoe that offers me great support. I’ve tried all kinds of brands and truly have found Brooks Running shoes to be the best. They are lightweight, super supportive, and come in all sorts of fun colors/prints.
Accessories: These are my must-haves! An armband to hold your phone, waterbottle, headbands, and my trusty Fitbit. I used to run with regular headphones but once I made the switch to wireless, I don’t think I could ever go back to the cords! I highly recommend them!
Apps: The Nike Running app is a definite must-have: you can set distance or time goals for yourself, track your runs on a map, and it tells you your pace and distance run as you hit each mile mark. I love the Couch to 5K/10K apps for training – they are so perfect for getting in the groove of running as they build up your endurance slowly by having you run 3 times per week. When I’m not using the C25K app, I like to use the IntervalTimer app to create my own custom workouts/intervals. Lastly, I love my Fitbit & Fitbit app to track my steps, calories burned, and active minutes. Even on days I’m not running, it’s great for tracking my activity so I can make sure I always reach my 10,000 steps!
Happy running! Thanks for stopping by!