Summer isn’t officially here, but it sure feels like it in Cleveland. This weekend got into the 80s and whew it was HOT. Luckily, I got in some runs early and indoors.
This week included 6 runs, including 3 outdoor runs! Mileage included:
I’m pumped that I got in 3 outdoor runs! Sunday, Friday and Saturday were all outside runs. Another not traditional week, but since I had Friday off I was able to get in some miles outside.
But now that it’s getting warm, it’s time to dress appropriately AND hydrate. Here are my summer favorites:
Cool, loose tank tops
I am very picky with running tank tops. I don’t like them tight. I prefer loose ones but I don’t like a lot of fabric. I typically prefer ones without built in bras. That’s why, my favorite running tank top is my Skirt Sports Free Flow Tank Top. Even if I weren’t a Skirt Sports Ambassador, this would still be my favorite shirt.* (see below for a discount code!)
Short, airy shorts
My favorite running shorts are also by Skirt Sports. The Redemption Run Short is short, has a pocket for my keys and is so light that it doesn’t weigh me down when I run. I wore them at my last half marathon (pictured below) and they were great!
For years, I had a hard time finding a headband that would keep my flyaway out of my face and also stay on my head. I don’t know why, but headbands consistently fell off my head! Until I found Sparkly Soul. I love my sparkly headbands – they stay on my head AND are cute! Here are two of my favorite:
I am so excited to be an ambassador, since they are headbands that I love!
When it gets really sunny, I like to wear a visor to keep the sun out of my eyes. And when there are summer storms, I like to wear a hat to keep the rain out of my eyes. I own this Skirt Sports visor and a running hat very similar this one.
me in my hat, because it was raining during the 10k (I was 9 months pregnant)
You gotta hydrate this summer! Some my favorite post-run hydration – in addition to water – includes:
Smoothies! I make my own in my Vitamix or grab some from Restore.
Nooma: This local hydration company makes some tasty beverages. My favorite is the mango!
Powerade Zero. I know it tastes semi artificial, but I love the blue flavor. And I love that a bottle is typically 32 ounces, so I’m guaranteed to get a lot of hydration in!
Nuun. I have yet to meet a runner who didn’t like Nuun. I actually don’t have any on hand, and I need to get some!
AND cheers to summer!! Some questions for you:
- What’s your favorite summer running outfit?
- What temps are too hot for you – when do you run inside instead of outside?
Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!
Disclaimer: I’m a Skirt Sports and Sparkly Soul Ambassador! AND as part of being a Skirt Sports ambassador, I get a discount code to share! If you’re looking to get yourself a pair of shorts, flow tank or a cute running skirt, you can use SPRINGCPT20 and get 20% off your order!