Tuesday Topics:  What’s a great new running product that you’ve tried this year?

I am linking up again with  Kookyrunner and Zenaida  for Tuesday Topics again today and we’re talking about new running product that we’ve tried this year.

I had to think about this for a minute, because as much as all runners love to try new products (am I right?), I couldn’t think of anything new that I tried recently. Because while I love to try new things, I also love to stick with what works. Contradiction? Yeah, maybe.

Then I did think of a couple of new runner’s items that I could share with you.

1. I won a Lululemon Gift card in an Instagram giveaway a few months ago and finally used it get myself a shiny new pair of running shorts. I don’t know if I would have coughed up $60+ for a pair of tiny shorts on my own, but having the gift card definitely sweetened the deal and I have heard so much good stuff about the Lululemon Speed Up Shorts*. I haven’t actually run in them yet, but I will break them in this weekend, but they felt very comfortable when I tried them on. (Do you also do all kinds of moves and squads in the fitting room when you get new workout gear? Just me?)

2. I also tried the Vega Essentials Chocolate Shake* post-run for the first time and surprisingly, really liked it. I am usually not a fan of powdered shakes, but this one was good. It might have been the chocolate flavor. Do you have a favorite shake?

3. My Garmin Forerunner 235 watch band was getting kind of old, the strap retaining loop was broken already and since a replacement band from Garmin is kinda expensive, I looked for other options. I replaced it with this Fintie Nylon Watch Band* and it turns out that it’s really comfortable and, moreover, doesn’t rub my skin when I sweat (which sometimes was a bit of a problem with the original rubber watch band). If you’re looking to replace your watch band, I recommend this one! (Just an FYI, if you have tiny wrists like me, I had to punch an extra hole in the watch band because even on the last hole it was fitting too loosely for my taste.)

What new running products have you tried this year?


* #notanad, This is not a sponsored post. I have not been compensated by the brand or anyone else for linking the websites.

  1. I use Vega protein powder – it’s so good!

  2. I have a pair of those Lululemon shorts and while I’m a devote fan of theirs, despite the cost of their items (they do last a LONG LONG TIME, tho), I don’t like the liner in the shorts. I’m constantly pulling fabric out of my butt and it’s distracting. Now Vega anything is just yum! :)

    I’ve given up on a smart watch. I had gotten tired of not wearing my nice watches so I haven’t been wearing my Garmin since maybe April or May now and I’m not hating it. Although, some days I wish I was wearing it, it for nothing but my heart rate monitor.


  3. Now that watch band looks interesting! I’ve never had problems with my Garmin band, but the rubber is always slimy after a run.

  4. I have used Vega and like it. Well, I have tried many different protein powders too. :-) Right now I am using Orgain and Muscle Milk and I like them both.

  5. I invested in reflective clothing since I either run at dawn or dust and during the winter month it is pitch dark during my runs.

  6. The only thing I can think of is our running stroller. We’ve used it since he was born but I didn’t use it for running, besides short intervals of running last summer, until this spring/summer. I still don’t run with it often because holy crap it’s hard to run while pushing a 20+ lb stroller. The stroller itself is not light so it’s like pushing 30+lbs, I think. But it’s great to be able to safely run with Paul! We have the Bob revolution pro and I LOVE it. We have another smaller stroller that I keep in the car for travel/doctor appts/etc. Whenever I have to use it, I’m reminded how much better our Bob is!

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