One of the things I like best about blogging and the running community is that people are always willing to share recommendations, likes and dislikes.
I find this immensely helpful, and in return, try to share info, too. So, here are a few of my favorite things, in no particular order, with links to save you time ~ to be updated as I find cool new stuff! :)
Postrun (immediate): Any brand of LF chocolate milk might do, but I prefer organic products and really like this one. It does not have to refrigerated, which is a race day bonus.
Luna Moons for fuel during running:
I call them my running gummy bears ~ organic raw sugar, low sugar/carb content, easy to eat and digest while running. Works well w/ diabetic needs.
Nonmeat foods that are great substitutes: MorningStar Farms has become my go-to food. Have to watch the sodium content in some of the products, but for vegetarians/flexitarians, they are quite tasty.
Breakfast before a long run (sustained energy): isntant oatmeal and crunchy PB (about a TBSPN)
Another favorite pre-long run breakfast is a mini whole wheat bagel (toasted/dry) with a fried egg (1/2 the yolk removed and no butter or oil in the pan), with a slice of LF cheese and a dab of spicy mustard for flavor (no picture yet, but you get the idea)
Thorlo (various styles, but Experia are awesome)
Injinji, to eliminate blisters between toes and...they're fun to look at!
C9 by Champion, at Target stores, especially their running skirts: affordable, holds up well, fits true to size
Place to hold my BlackBerry, ID, iPod, etc.... Armpocket
(C9 skirt AND armpocket worn during Disney Princess Half, 3/10)
Safety/Security: RoadID (I never leave home w/out it, running or otherwise)
For aches and pains: Biofreeze
Here are a few of my favorites.....