Everyone makes running goals at least once in their lifetime. Whether you fulfill them or not is secondary but for the moment, if you are in a I-swear-am-gonna-workout mode, and have finally made up your mind for running regularly, here are some essential running equipment which will not only add an element of excitement but also get you all geared up in the right way.
Essential Running Equipment You Must Buy Before You Set Off
- Good quality running shoes:
Do not compromise on your shoe brand after seeing their price tag! That’s the golden rule when you go shopping for your gym-cum-running shoes. These shoes are costly for a reason. They have all the proper padding and insoles required to give you proper support when you are doing all sort of exercises. You do not want to end up spraining your foot do you! Check out running shoes in recognized brands such as Skechers, Nike, Adidas and such others.
- Water bottle:
Do not rely on the running water dispenser or on your friends for water. You are going to get very thirsty when you run and you should have your own reusable and handy water bottle with you all the time. Double check that your bottle does not leak and is made of good quality stainless steel material on the inside.
- Bluetooth headphones:
Running can be boring in the absence of good and catchy music. You need music to uplift your spirits and make working out fun. Ensure that you buy good quality headphones that fit comfortably in your ears and do not pop out when you move.
Whether you prefer ankle length socks or invisible socks, you will need to wear a pair of good socks every day for running as socks absorb the sweat and prevent giving you a shoe bite.
- Face + Body cleansing swipes:
It is a good idea to use these swipes when you need to rush to somewhere important before heading home for your daily shower. These come in very handy, when you don’t want to meet someone suddenly in a smelly and sweaty condition.
- Hand and Face Towel:
If you sweat a lot, you should have your personal hand and face towel with you at all times to wipe off the perspiration. Ensure that you wash these towels every day after working out.
- Stretchable hair band or bandana:
If you have short hair that keeps falling over your eyes and forehead, it is a good idea to keep them in place with a stretchable hair band or bandana over your hair.
- Good Quality Running Bag:
After you have collected all these items, get yourself a running bag which is water proof and spacious enough to carry all your essentials.
There is no harm in spraying some deodorant post work-out to get rid of your sweat smell.
- Fitness tracker:
Whether you use a smart phone or a fitbit as your fitness tracker, it is a good idea to track your daily workout.
These are some of the most essential equipment you will be needing before you start running. Some people prefer running without music. They take this time to think and clear their mind. This is also a good way to relax and unwind, or to kick start your day. So hurry up, collect all these essential running equipment and head straight for running before you change your mind!