Fitness Friday- Birthday Fitness Wishlist 2013

Time for another Fitness Friday update! And today’s update is special because November kicks off Birthday Month!! ( November 17th just in case anyone needs to set a countdown timer ūüėČ ) Since this fitness business has really become such a part of my daily life, I am finding myself in need of more fitness gear. So this post will be part update/part wishlist.

Update Part: Fitness this week has been the ideal. I was consistent but didn’t over do it. I listened to my body when I felt it needed a rest day. Although it was HARD. I wanted to go run but I knew if I did I was risking a possible injury that would just delay me even more. The rest time was good for my body and it made me excited to get going again. I also ran my fastest mile to date this week!

Running is deceiving. The occasional runner may think you can just don any old pair of running shoes and head out to the streets. Yeah….not so much. Ever heard the expression “Never bring a knife to a gun fight”? It’s pretty much the same thing.

Running is not necessarily cheap. ¬†Shoes ~ good ones that have been fitted to your body, ¬†amazing running bras, socks, endless supply of headphones, armbands, running playlists, apps, ¬†race entry fees, etc. ¬†It all adds up.¬†That being said, birthdays and Christmas are the perfect time to compile a list or create a your fitness wishlist Pinterest board (<– shameless plug) to offer to loved ones who will inevitably ask ” What would you like for your birthday?”

Wishlist Part:¬†Since it is my birthday month, I have done just that. Take a look below and at my Pinterest Fitness Wishlist board and see what I’m eyeing. Tell me if you already have one of these and your link reviews in the comments. Or Let me know if you think I should add something better to my Fitness Wishlist. Cant wait to hear from you!

* Fitbit Zip

*New Shoes

Because don’t you always just need new shoes?!¬†Luckily for us our running group coaches ¬†impressed upon up the need to be fitted for the right running shoes before we began. They also showed us how to stretch after a run. ¬†Changed.My.Life. Seriously, I haven’t had one injury and I can tell when I have logged the miles on my shoes because it feels like its time. You wear your running shoes so often, in a weird way, its like they are just part of you. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to retire your favorite pair. They’ve been places with you. In the rain, in the hottest of days, through hard runs and ¬†the exhilarating ones they’ve been there. When its time to retire them though, it is always fun to get a new pair. The other runners WILL notice.

*Compression Socks/Sleeves

Media: Feeling the Squeeze

*Road ID Slim

Because sometimes you don’t have pockets.¬†Can I get an Amen, Ladies??¬† And because sometimes your phone battery just dies. With RoadID your family, friends and you can have peace of mind that in the event of an emergency responders will know who to contact and any pertinent medical ¬†information.

*FlipBelt

Have I mentioned how pockets are a problem on women’s athletic apparel??? This could save me.