"Runner's Tell All" is a monthly linkup for runners of all ages, skill levels, and experience hosted by Sunshine to the Square Inch and The Lady Okie. Each month they'll have a different topic, and you can find all the topics listed here.
This month's topic is favorite running gear. I'm currently giving myself a good dose of runner's guilt because I skipped my run this morning (I slept like crap and it was SNOWING), so talking about running is just as fun.
It's hard to pick one thing that I love out of my running gear. Right now, since it's still winter here in the Great White North, I'm loving on all my winter running stuff. My favorites are probably my Under Armour ColdGear pants and long sleeve tees. The ColdGear Crew top is my go to baselayer for anything under 30 degrees:
Right now they're only offering it in black and grey, but I have it in bright pink and turquoise. Way more fun that boring grey.
The ColdGear fitted tight is a lifesaver with it's soft fleece lining on the inside. Warm enough to wear alone until about 15 degrees. Anything colder and I put on sweats over them. Plus, they're a bit longer than your typical tights.
For summer running, I love Lululemon crops. They have a special fabric that wicks away sweat and keeps them from staying stinky. Plus, they're so comfy and really like a second skin. I ran my first half marathon in my Inspire II Crops, and I just bought another pair recently. They can be spendy though, so if you're interested in winning a $30 gift card to Lululemon, participate in this link-up!!
I love these pants because they're a little longer than a typical capri length crop, they're lightweight, and they have tons of pockets. I don't often use the pockets, but it's nice to know they're there if I need them.
I have to say though, by far, my favorite running item is my Fuel Belt. I have the R20 Revenge Hydration Belt with 2 water bottles.
Mine is just basic black, but I added 2 hot pink pockets for a little more flair. This is where I hold all my "junk". MP3 player, cell phone, keys, cash, extra batteries for the MP3 player, energy chews, runner's mace....you name it. I use it for 3 mile runs, half marathons, and everything in between. If I could only chose one thing to run with, this would be it!
Make sure you visit The Lady Okie and see all the other runner's favorite products too!