I am determined to NOT get lost again. I mapped out my route on my TC Bike Map and on MapMyRun. Thankfully, I was successful.
I got anonymously asked what my summer running gear looks like:
- Shoes: I have horrible feet, and I’m still trying to find what’s best for me. So far, I’m voting the Asics on the left.
- Insoles: To reiterate… I have horrible feet. I use SuperFeet.
- GPS Watch: I do NOT recommend the Timex Marathon, which is what I have. I got this one on a deep discount through my old job. If you’re going to invest in a GPS watch, go Garmin.
- Headband: There is nothing worse than not being able to see because my hair is stuck to my eyelids.
- Local trail map: I’ve had this forever, but since I always lived in the same place, I haven’t really needed it. We’re becoming best friends now. It’s unfolded in the top picture.
- Sunglasses: I have a pair of Smith’s have interchangeable lenses. Today it was overcast so I wore the clearest lenses. Usually I sport a darker shade. These have venting holes on the top to stop fogging. I’m a sweaty girl and I haven’t had any issues with fogging in these.
- iPod shuffle: Obviously, a smart phone could cover the GPS functionality and the music, but I really like to not run with my phone. Sweat and cell phones generally do not go well together. iPod shuffles are dirt cheap in Pawn Shops and on CraigsList.
- Body Glide: Not pictured. This can be found at any sports store. I use it between my thighs, and on my inner, upper arms to prevent chaffing.
- Socks: Not pictured. Go wool or synthetic (check out DryMax if you can’t do wool). Never wear cotton; it will absorb and hold sweat.
I think that about covers gear, I’m working on a post about clothing for ya’all too.
Today’s run: 2 miles, 21:34:14, average pace 11:06.
Week one SUCCESS! Now to soak my old-lady feet…