Can you believe July is almost over?! This summer has been flying by! With all the hot 5ks I’ve been running, I have definitely gotten my fair share of summer running so far this year. Even with getting up early to beat the heat, the humidity STILL makes for some extremely sweaty runs. Not that I’m really complaining after the winter we had though 😉 This year, I made a couple of new additions to my summer running gear that have been serious lifesavers, so I figured I would share them in a blog post! (*This is not a sponsored post, I’m just a big fan of these products and wanted to spread the word.)
I finally snagged myself a pair of Yurbuds. I’m not too picky when it comes to headphones, but the ones that came with my iPhone do slip out of my ears when I get really sweaty. I had read good things about Yurbuds being anti-slip on a couple of blogs and after spotting them at Marshall’s, I jumped at the chance to try them. They work PERFECTLY! I never have to worry about adjusting my headphones mid-run anymore; those babies do not move once they’re in your ears. I also really enjoy the baby blue color (which happens to match my sneakers!)
My only complaint is that, at least with the model I have, I can’t adjust the volume through the headphones, I have to use the buttons on my phone, which can be a little inconvenient when I have it tucked in my fitletic belt.
The Saucony ignite split shorts I picked up at one of the weekly 5ks a couple weeks ago because they were 50% off and who can resist a deal like that?! I was a little hesitant to get them at first because I’m not usually a fan of the whole built-in underwear thing, but after testing these out a few times I’m happy to say I love them. I even wore them for my 10-miler on Sunday, and they worked like a charm. They’re super light and airy, thanks to the slits in the sides and the dry-wicking material. I also like the obnoxious bright red and yellow colors which is a nice change from my typical black or blue shorts. Added bonus – they have the tiny little zippered pocket in the back, perfect for a key or GU. I also picked up a pair of Feetures! High Performance running socks in coral at the 5k.
Again, I’ve been hearing about how great Feetures are for ages, but I’m always late to the game, so this is my first pair. HOLY CRAP ARE THEY AWESOME. They come up high enough where I know I won’t have to worry about another blister fiasco on my heel, and they’re made with some sort of non-cotton blend to help keep your toes dry. I also wore them on Sunday and I can safely say that these socks are the bomb.com. Now I need more pairs because these are my new faves. I’ve got my eye on the aqua ones.
The Brooks NightLife hat I purchased online because I wanted a lighter hat for summer running in a color that would go with all my different running shirts (so basically my options were black or white – I figured black would hide my sweat better.). I’m personally a big fan of running with hats because they keep my bangs out of my face, while also shading my eyes. Not to mention, they hide dirty hair on early morning runs. 😉 This one works great (not that a hat can fail in many ways to be fair.). It’s got some nice reflective detailing, and it’s adjustable so you can make it fit your head jusssst right.
What are your summer running essentials? Made any new running gear purchases recently that you’re currently loving? I love gear suggestions!