February 13, 2015

#runnerlove, 5 favorite things

The topic for the Friday linkup with the girls of DC this week is love.  Courtney, Mar and Cynthia seem to always find the perfect topic based on the holidays! Valentine's Day is tomorrow (in case you forgot) so let's have some fun with what I love for running right now!

1.  Ravenna shoes by Brooks.  These have been my go to running shoes since the first time I was fitted properly for footwear at a running store.  I love these shoes and these 3 new pair that I bought at the end of 2014 should help me through my two big races this year, the Boston Marathon and NYC Marathon.


2.  Thorlo experia socks  I have been wearing these socks for over three years and I never get blisters and they keep my feet happy.  Recommending them to anyone who runs is easy when you absolutely love them like I do!



3. Bondiband Headbands  These are perfect headbands for female and male runners and are made in some great solid colors and patterns to match every outfit.  Obviously I like the pink family.....


4. GU energy gels  Easy on my tummy and with some great new flavors, GU gels are my go to choice for nutrition while running. My favorite new to me flavor is chocolate peanut butter, and yes, it tastes like a Reese's cup.


5.  Kind Bars  These bars have been around for a while, but it took me way to long to finally try one.  They contain only 5 grams of sugar and the list of ingredients is easy to pronounce and words that you would know!  The bars are Non GMO and Gluten free and also very tasty.  They are available at Sam's Club too at a great price!


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Now it's your turn. What are some of your favorite running items right now?

34 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines Day!!! I'm loving my Tiux Compression socks, my Asics, and my new Garmin right now! :-)

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    1. The Garmin 220 is awesome right? I love the Grmin Connect with my IPhone. I can actually see all my splits which is a new thing for me!

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  2. I love so many of these things too. Experia socks are the only socks I wear while running, Gu is one of my main energy sources while running, and KIND bars are just absolutely delicious! I'm also loving my new (well, new since Christmas) Garmin right now.

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    1. I can't believe it took me so long to find Kind bars but I feel like I am eating candy when I have one!

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  3. i really like kind bars but i'm on a bit of a larabar kick right now. i'm OBSESSED with them - have you tried them?

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    1. I tried Larabar a long time ago, but I think they have new ones with protein that I should try.

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  4. Ravenna fan here, too! Love the heart picture you made of them! <3

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  5. I like what you did with this post! I have a few pair of Thorlos and like them very much. I wish Bondi bands stayed on my head better, they've had some really cute Disney patterns lately! -M

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    1. Oh, I haven't seen the Disney Bondibands, but I bet they will have some at the expo next week!

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    1. I can understand why, they are just like candy!

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  7. Ohhh, I love Kind bars. The dark chocolate sea salt is my favorite!!

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    1. I love the dark chocolate cinnamon pecan. I will look for the dark choc. sea salt next time I need to buy some!

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  8. Great list. 3, 4 and 5 are definitely all on my list. Love them. My current shoes are ASICS, that I love, but going to get refitted when it comes to new ones and go with whatever brand feels best. heard good things about Brooks, and from what I've seen, they do some cool things for runners too.

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    1. I think it is good to get refitted periodically. Last year, I had the running store check my stride on the treadmill, and they said Ravenna was still a great shoe for me!

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  9. Great list. $4 & 5 are on my list

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    1. I think most runners use GU, but Kind bars, they are now my favorite snack bar!

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  10. Ravennas are my FAVORITE! Have you tried the 6s yet? I WANT TO TRY THE 6s.

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    1. Not yet, but I hope to try the 6's next week. They just got them in at my local running store.

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    1. They seem to be favorites of most runners!

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  12. Aw, very creative with the heart-shaped pics. I was put in Ravennas and they FELT great, but were the wrong shoe for me. I always use GU. Peanut Butter is my favorite. I haven't tried Chocolate and PB but I'm sure I'd love it. I'm hooked on Zone bars right now. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I have not seen the Zone bars but may have to check them out too.,

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  13. I love Kind bars as well! Good to know they are are Sams Club! Do you have a favorite flavor?

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    1. Yes, I love the dark chocolate cinnamon pecan. They are yummy!

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  14. OK so you ladies got me hooked on GU salted caramel, LOL, love my sparkle skirt with the pockets on each leg. My music in one ear, and a great friend to run with!!

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  15. Nice list! I need to try Bondibands!

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  16. This is the cutest post ever with those hearts! I'm with you on Kind bars, they are so good!

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  17. I've just recently discovered the amazingness of Salted Caramel Gu! Yum! And I'm actually an ambassador for BondiBands, so I obviously love them too (I've got a drawerful of the heavy wicking headbands AND the compression socks!).

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  18. I couldn't agree more about the Thorlo Experia socks! I'm also a Gu user, to the exclusion of everything else. I figure since it works, why not stick with it?

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