Summer Runnin’ | Tuesdays On The Run

Tuesdays on the Run Link Up- every Tuesday we have a new running related topic. Join your favorite running bloggers in linking up each week.

This week we’re talking about summer running gear. Let us know what you love to run in or what helps you cool down afterward!

Don’t forget to link up with Erika, Marcia and me too!

Upcoming topics:

  • June 6- Global running day
  • June 13- Summer Running Gear
  • June 20- scenes from my run
  • June 27- Rate your month and your year so far.
  • July 4- Do you do any special races/running events for 4th of July?
  • July 11- What running items do you use for non-running activities?
  • July 18- What do you love/hate about summer running?
  • July 25 Rate your month
  • August 1 How do you display/store your running bling/running clothes/running shoes?

 

Summer Runnin’… Had Me A Blast

So, yeah, not really. I’m not a fan of running in the summer.

But this year is different. This year is my Super Hero Summer and guess what: I’m runnin’!

It hasn’t been too bad up until today. Today, I will not share my Garmin. Because it was hot, sticky and gross which equated to me being whiny and way too slow.

Today, I will not share my Garmin. Because it was hot, sticky and gross which equated to me being whiney and way too slow.

Since we’re into summer running, we’re going to talk about a few items of gear that we love out on the road.

I’m a fool with hydration. If I’m going longer than a 5K, I’m bringing water. And I don’t mind running heavy because I’d rather be prepared with too much water than caught somewhere without.

Camelbak: you rock.

Also rocking my runs this summer: the Sparkle Athletic visor. (affiliate)

They use a Headsweats visor and bling them out.

I think I have one in just about every color, though black, gunmetal, and white are my go-to’s.

If I’m outside in the summer, I’m probably sporting the visor & shades.

And I’m going to through some Body Glide (affiliate) into my must have list. Because when I get sweaty, things are rubbing together and OUCH. No one has time for that!

And I’d be lying if I didn’t say that Poise Impressa or a Poise Pad goes with me on every run. Especially in the summer because (see above hydration). Keeping it real, ladies, these keep me confident while I’m putting in the miles.

I’ve got one other “must have” item that I consider essential running gear and that’s a treadmill. Which I am currently without.

Photo: NordicTrack NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill

But my husband is out of town and the paycheck arrived, so you know…

Looks like it’s time to go shopping!

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Comments

  • Melissa says:

    It finally got hot here this weekend and I’m feeling like it is time to stock up on everything that I need for running in the summer! Thank you for sharing. And having a treadmill is a must, do you have any recommendations?

  • Yep, it’s hot! I planned my long runs all around where the water was. Running in the heat is definitely a challenge. But it sure is better than the treadmill!

  • Shathiso says:

    I am the same with water!! Paranoid of not having it when I need to – so even if I bring back a full bottle, the comfort of knowing it’s there if I need it, just puts me at ease!

  • I’m with you on the treadmill but unfortunately mine is still dead at the moment.

    I carry water for runs of any length, any time of year. For shorter runs I love flipbelt water bottles because they fit in my skirt’s pockets!

  • Lesley says:

    I joined a gym to get access to a treadmill again, after a few years of apartment complex fitness rooms. I still don’t know if the membership is worth it since I enjoy strength training at home.

  • Laura Bowers says:

    I absolutely love my treadmill, but now that I’m FINALLY healed and able to start running again, (it’s been a long nine months,) my doctor said to “stay off that stupid a** treadmill” because it’s bad for my feet. Sigh. Have I mentioned how much I love my treadmill? 🙂 But hey, I’m grateful. 🙂

  • Nice to hear that you’re back out running! I had an early morning run that was so hot and humid. It’s a struggle but it’s rewarding to get it done!

    I love that hat, so sparkly! I’m thinking about trying some different hats or visors this summer. Since I wear glasses, I haven’t found good running sunglasses but I’ve been thinking about that too…

  • I can’t run without Body Glide in the summer either. I recently bought a couple of the mini Body Glide sticks so I can stash one in my running belt for reapplication during really long runs.

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Patty Holliday


Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

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