For starters I thought I'd share some of my favorite things to wear while running.
SHOES- So important to get a good pair of shoes! Especially if you plan on running long distance. I'll tell you from experience. When I first started running I just bought my normal shoe size and as I started running longer distances I was getting more and more blisters! So I did a lot of research and discovered that you should buy 1/2 size if not even a full size larger than you wear in regular shoes. Your feet swell as you run and really need room to be able to breath. So when I finally bought some great running shoes, it made a HUGE difference!!!
There are 2 brands of running shoes that I love and probably will never get anything different.
1- These babies -Asic Gel-Kayano. These are excellent shoes. Very supportive, comfortable, breathable, and I think pretty affordable. You can see me wearing them in this pic.
Inov8 Last summer I started getting into cross fit. These were the top recommended shoes. They're very light and comfortable. The new trend seems to be " running as if in your bare feet" barely anything there. I haven't run long distances in these but they're excellent for short runs, working out in the gym, and any classes you take. AND they're obviously PERFECT for cross fit!
SOCKS-I like to wear thin socks. They make running socks too that are a little better to breath. Just remember, your feet are the most important thing when it comes to running. You NEED to take good care of your feet!
TOP- My favorite shirts to wear are usually the Nike Dry-fit. They're comfortable, not tight, and you don't sweat like a banchy. They also have some REALLY awesome long sleeved ones that are great to just pull right over your t-shirt!
BRA- My very favorite sports bra is just one that I've bought at Target- Champion.
HAIR-I love having my hair totally out of my face! These head bands are my favorite. I got this one in Brazil! Wish I had bought more!!!
If anyone has any questions, or suggestions please let me know. I'd love a few post requests as well.