Woo! I have a three day weekend!
It’s not a holiday or anything, but I’m taking a vacation day today since someone is coming into town to visit and I have a lot to do. I was originally going to just take a half day, but I decided to just take the whole day off. I have the vacation time, so I might as well take it right?
This week was CRAZY busy. I was basically book solid from dawn until dusk every day! The week went by in the blink of an eye, but I am more than ready for some rest and relaxation this week. I think my butt will spend plenty of time on the couch.
What are you up to this weekend?
Since my “Friday Favorites” posts normally consist of foodie items, I thought I’d do a post about my favorite running essentials.
I’ve been running in Brooks shoes for the past three years or so and I’ve never once had a problem with them. I started off in the Brooks Trance, then went to the Adrenaline, then went to the Ravenna, and now the Green Silence.
They’re light enough to feel really fast for speed workouts, but they still provide me with enough support for a long run.
I also like that they’re eco friendly!
2. Garmin 610
My Garmin 610 is easily my favorite piece of running equipment. In fact, it’s changed the way I run.
After my Garmin 405 died last year, I decided to upgrade to the newest model. The 405 wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. It always had problems connecting to the charger and syncing to my computer. I also wasn’t a fan of the “bezel.” Man that thing was a pain.
The 610 isn’t a super watch, but it gets the job done. It’s reliable and does everything I need it to. I’m happy with it and glad I made the purchase!
Foam rollers rule. Period.
I like the TriggerPoint foam roller because it’s fairly small and it can be stored very easily. The last foam roller that I owned was about a good 4 feet long and took up way too much space. Oh, and it way too soft. It didn’t do anything.
In the past, I’ve suffered from IT band issues. The foam roller was basically what cured me, so I roll out and legs a few times a week. I used to do it everyday, but it’s not really necessary anymore. A 15 minute foam rolling session makes me feel like a completely different person.
When it comes to hydrating on the run, this is my go to water bottle. It is light, comfortable, and makes me feel like I’m getting an arm workout. I also like that it has a hand strap and small zipper pocket to keep my keys in!
I wear these to bed almost every night!
They might look dorky, but they’re actually really comfortable and difference that I’ve noticed in recovery is like night and day. You can read my full review here.
What are your favorite running products?