I've received quite a few questions about my winter running gear, so here's a little recap of what I wore for my long run this past Sunday. (FYI: It was 19 degrees when I started running and 29 degrees when I finished.) Except for my ear-warmer/headband and socks, everything I wore was purchased by me (or Mal), so they're are not “sponsored” in anyway. They're items that I absolutely love and recommend 100%.
Head-to-toe winter running gear:
- Janji Running Headband: This Janji Women's Hand Drawn Print Running Headband gives 6 months of clean water to a person in Tanzania. It's reversible, warm, and stays put. Full review here.
- Nike 'Shield Max' Water Repellent Hooded Running Jacket: I love this jacket. It has a hood, face warmer, huge pockets (for iPhone, GU, car keys, chapstick, etc.), and hand warmers. Full review here.
- Long-sleeve running shirt: The long-sleeve shirt that I wore is made by New Balance, but it's a few years old, so I couldn't find it online. It's similar to this one, and it's great as a base layer.
- New Balance Comfy Conformer Sports Bra: You guys know I won't steer you wrong when it comes to sports bras and, well, this one is especially AWESOME. Ok, story for you”¦ Stonyfield is giving us branded singlets to wear during the marathon, which means I can't wear one of the grubby sports bras that I am currently wearing for my long runs. Well, obviously I could, but they're gross and worn out and kind of ugly since I bought them when I was pregnant and needed a lot of support. You know what I mean? Long story short, I wanted a cute sports bra that would last 26.2 miles, so I searched high and low and found this one, which I frickin' love. I highly recommend it for long distance running and other endurance sports!
- New Balance NB Heat Fleece Running Tights: I love these too. These tights are a bit thicker than your regular running tights and lined with fleece, so they are really warm, but not insanely hot or so thick you can't move in them.
- New Balance Women's Endurance Touch Glove: Great gloves. They have touch pads on the pointer fingers, so you can easily use your smartphone during your run.
- Bombas Socks: Best socks ever. They seriously rock for long runs. They're cozy, comfy, and keep my feet nice and happy for hours and hours. Full review here.
- Brooks Glycerin 12: The second I put these sneakers on my feet, I knew they were something special. They just felt different than other running shoes I've owned. Full review on CNC coming soon!
Question of the Day
Winter runners: What's your favorite piece of winter running gear?
Running friends: What piece of gear do you NEED to have with you when you run?