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GoodLife Eats Favorite Running Products

Here are some of my very favorite products for running and exercise!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I’ve been running lately. A lot. I started out the year really well with my 2012 fitness goals, but with the move, a few cases of strep throat and a really hot summer I got a bit off track.

goodlife eats favorite running products

This sweaty, red faced runner just ran 3.5 miles beating her time by 2 minutes.
Excuse me while I mop up a puddle of sweat now.

I reassessed my goals and started running again at the beginning of September with plans for a Thanksgiving Day 5K with my sister (who is moving to COLORADO!) this November. I didn’t want to just run a 5K, I wanted to be ready and do a good job.

With those goals in mind, I began running 3-5 time a week. At first I was just working on building up enough endurance to run a 2 mile route near my house without walking.

After a few weeks of this routine after dropping the kids off at school, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to achieve that first goal. Now I am running a new route that totals 3.5 miles.

It feels great to accomplish something like that but more than anything, I have realized that exercise is incredibly important to my personal happiness.

It’s not that I crave the run. It is still hard work for me. But I crave the way the run makes me feel more positive about my day and the happiness those accomplishments bring. I’m not in this to lose weight, but rather to feel happier, healthier and stronger – both mentally and physically.

With all of that in mind, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite products that I personally use and enjoy for exercise.

My Favorite Running Gear

Looking to take up running or just want some recommendations for some of the best tried and true gear out there? Here are my very favorite products!

What are your favorite exercise products? And of course feel free to share your favorite motivational music as well!

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Tuesday 9th of October 2012

I never leave home without my fitbit. It keeps of my miles, steps, calories and flights of stairs.

It keeps me motivated to exercise.

Ginger Riggins

Tuesday 9th of October 2012

congrats on the running. I started running in January and am happy to announce the completion of my first ever 10K last Saturday! One hour and one minute! My must haves are a stick of gum, sunglasses, sports bra, and a good pair of shoes. I'm due for another pair soon! Hitting the road again today to shoot for a half marathon in March! I hope! :-)

Cindy S.

Tuesday 9th of October 2012

Yeah!!! Good for you. I hope you enjoy many years of the benefits of running. I live in CO, too, and got bitten by the triathlon bug years ago and in the off-tri season I like to do running events to stay motivated. I love my Newton sneakers (their home office and main store is located in Downtown Boulder). I also never run without my Ultimate Direction hand-held water bottle. The strap wraps around your hand and makes carrying it effortless. There is a little zip pocket big enough for a key fob and a Gu. Keep us posted on your running!!! Great job!