My favorite running products (updated 04/24/16):
Altra Lone Peaks
Hoka One One Clifton’s
Running Buddy Pouch
Garmin Forerunner 225
Road ID Emergency ID
Feetures Performance Socks
Feetures Calf + Plantar Compression Sleeves
+Addaday Type C Massage Roller
Lacrosse Ball for rolling
Running (anti fog) sunglasses
Charity Miles app on my iPhone
Reviews of products and technology:
Running Buddy Pouch: Read about this revolutionary magnetic pouch that attaches to your pants while you run, sightsee, or travel. It’s so comfortable, you forget it’s there.
Altra Running Torin: Find out how you can “embrace the space” and “rethink your run” with these zero drop running shoes.
Charity Miles: Read to find out how to use the free Charity Miles app to help raise money for a charity of your choosing while you run, walk, or bike.
Road ID: Find out how to use a Road ID identification band, and also how to utilize the free use the Road ID app to help keep you safe on your outdoor adventures.
SPIbelt and FlipBelt comparison: I compared my experiences with the SPIbelt and FlipBelt, read about them here.
Compression Sleeve comparison: I have used 4 brands of compression sleeves, and give you my comparison on which I like best for comfort and functionality.
Race Dots: A new way to ditch safety pins and use specifically designed super strong magnets to secure your race bib to your shirt.
How To: The Roll-Tuck for old T-Shirts. You can save lots of space by tightly rolling up old race t-shirts.
My favorite blogs and websites:
Runs for Cookies: Katie lost over 100 pounds through running and healthy eating. Her inspirational blog helps motivate me to push myself further than I thought I could go!
Run This Amazing Day: Katie is an Ironman several times over. Her puppies are adorable. She takes photos of her butt. What more could you ask for?
Mile Posts: Dorothy has ran over 25 marathons, and blogs about finding your strength on the run. She is an amazing virtual mentor and motivator.
Conversations with Myself: Krista is basically awesome. She blogs, she has cats, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite internet people.
KC Running Company Groupies: I found the Kansas City Running Company by literally stumbling across their office one day shortly after moving to KC. I went in, found the nicest guy who told me all about the Company, and how there is a KCRC Groupies Club that runs together a few times every week.
KCRC started a new Groupies run very close to my apartment late summer 2014, and I couldn’t have been more excited to go! The first group run I went to, the members were so nice, and everyone was very welcoming. Read why I love KCRC so much here.
KCRC also opened a new running and sports medicine store in late summer 2014, with running clothes and shoes, and also sports medicine and rehab equipment. I am really looking forward to being a part of a Running Club for the first time ever, and I think I found a perfect fit with the #KCRCGroupies!