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» What’s in your fitness closet? My favorite workout items.
What’s in your fitness closet? My favorite workout items.
No, this isn’t going to be anything that isn’t G rated and no, I don’t have any secrets that I’ve been keeping.
Today’s post is a group effort with many of my Fitfluential Ambassador friends based on the idea of Pavement Runner. He is hosting a link up today where we are sharing our favorite workout items. What’s in your fitness closet?
As I was putting this post together, I was thinking that I’m not that crazy into my workout clothes. But, I do get really into gadgets and accesories and the food part of working out. So, just go with me here.
The highest priority items are my shoes – I wish my wallet was deep enough to support a larger selection of shoes, but this is it for now. I’ve got my Reebok Smooth Flex Runs that I wear every day and also for cross training. Then, my Saucony Guide 5‘s are my running shoes right now.
Of course the foam roller and the stick get a place of priority (although my stick tends to get stolen by Dancing Girl who loves it equally as much as I do).
Clothes – most of my workout clothes are from Target. I do have a drawer full of technical tees from races that I love. Function and affordability are the key for me.
A few items that I can’t do without include my Tommy Copper ankle sleeve. It’s really helping manage the ganglean cyst that lurking in my ankle. Sometimes I wear it on my other ankle because the other foot is the one that’s struggling with PF. I think I need to get a 2nd one (FYI – old picture – I’m wearing Brooks shoes in this pic – the shoe I love for longer distances – which I’m not running much these days).
And then there’s my KTTape. I love this stuff. There are so many application possibilities. Thankfully I’ve not needed to use it a lot lately. However, Dancing Girl had some issues recently with her quad and we taped her up and she was good to go for her competition. I just saw that KTTape is now available at Rite Aid. Seriously go get some of it – it works.
But, I also think that equally important to my workouts are food. Now that I’m doing a lot more strength training, I’m trying to make sure that I focus on protein. I’ve been seeing the following product all over Instagram lately and finally jumped on the bandwagon to try Quest Bars. Oh my yumminess! I’ve only now tried Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Peanut Butter – but they were amazing. 170 calories and 20 g of protein. Super filling and amazing. I need to get my hands on the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor…
Drinks are equally important to workouts. I have two favorites and for different reasons. I love Nuun during a long run or after a run and I love Zipfizz before an afternoon workout. Now that I workout mostly at night, my best workouts happen after drinking a Zipfizz. Zipfizz tastes good and the energy boost is amazing. I’m so sad that right now this is all the Zipfizz that I have. I seriously need more.
I love a company that interacts on social media with their fans. A few weeks ago, I was raving about my love for Zipfizz and the Zipfizz people responded and chatted with me a bit about my race goals and how their product fits in. Love that!
If you haven’t seen the link in my menu bar up top there – I’ve got a page dedicated to sharing some of my favorite products. I love getting recommendations from bloggers on their favorite things – so I’m happy to share some of my favorites with you. Which is why I love Pavement Runner’s link up – so many great product recommendations. Go check it out.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliate relationship with any of these products. I once received some free Zipfizz to review. All of these opinions are my own and I was not compensated for any part of this post. Seriously, these are my favorite things and I just want to share.