A few of our favorite things

Happy Valentines Day! We hope you show yourself some love with a fun workout or a planned rest day. And we hope you are surrounding yourself with people and things you love.

We wanted to share with you a few of our favorite things for running.

  • adidas Energy Boost sneakers - comfortable, comfortable, comfortable. You'll want to keep running in these sneaks.
  • adidas Supernova bra - finally, a sports bra that holds you in place and looks cute. This bra shapes you while doing it's job of locking all moving parts down.
  • Trader Joes Chunky No Salt or Justin's Almond butter and English muffins - a great pre and post running snack.
  • lululemon Cool Racerback - so many colors! Great for layering and the perfectspring and fall running top.
  • lululemon Scuba Hoodie - just what you want to wear after a long run or when curling up on the couch.
  • Dear Kate underwear - doesn't move, no chafing, comfortable and sweat wicking.
  • Nuun tablets - easy way to replenish lost fluids and electrolytes post run. We like the lemon-lime flavor.
  • Map My Run - great for finding routes in new places and creating routes to share with friends
  • The BOB - Jessica and Lucia both love The BOB. It's a comfy ride for Lucia and lightweight for Jessica. It's a must for your Stroller Stride class.


Hydration - #TastyTuesday

In honor of the heat and humidity that has become a topic of conversation - it's as if it's that crazy aunt that we all gossip about - today's #TastyTuesday post is all about hydration!

During the summer, you sweat more! Thus, you need more water and need to pay attention to replenishing your electrolyte levels everyday. The general guideline for water is 6-8 8-ounce glasses per day, or half your body weight in ounces. This is for the general public though. Let's be real, you're an athlete and you sweat. You even seek it out. So, let your thirst be your guide - if you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Here's what your body needs during this season to sustain you on your runs:

  • Pre Workout: Drink 8-16 ounces of water 30 minutes to 1 hour before working out.
  • During Workout: Stay hydrated! During the summer, aim to take in 6-8 ounces of water for every 30-45 minutes of exercise AND take in extra calories, preferably in the form of simple carbs so they are easily digested and burned. Examples: gels, chews, bars or drinks such as Gatorade. 
  • Post Workout: Quickly replenish lost fluids and electrolytes after a workout. By quickly, we mean starting to drink water and your favorite electrolyte replenishment drink (e.g. gatorade, coconut water, nuun tablets) within 10-15 minutes after working out. Continue to replenish throughout the rest of your day. 

Tips for staying hydrated on extra sweaty summer runs:
(1) Add Nuun tablets to your water.

(2) Eat saltier foods post workout.

(3) End your run with an electrolyte drink. We love the drink cart guys in NYC because Gatorade is always available. Buy a water and a gatorade and make a watered down version of Gatorade for the subway ride home.

(4) If you are running and ending someplace besides home, bring money to buy something or keep a smaller cooler in your car with your favorite electrolyte drink.

(5) Find a route with water fountains or bring a water bottle (we recommend amphipod products).

And sometimes we get a little sick of just water so we add some flavor:
(1) Add fruit to your water. Our fave mixtures: Oranges, limes & vanilla bean. Or just add single fruits - anything goes!

(2) Eat watermelon after your run, it's yummy and helps satiate your thirst.

(3) Freeze slices of fruit in your ice tray, for example, a slice of strawberry, pineapple or mango.

(4) Freeze lemon wedges and pop them into your water bottle for a different taste and cooler water.


Summer Running Essentials

We don't stop running just because it's hot and humid (although it does slow us down!) We dress differently, take different precautions, use A LOT of sunscreen and enjoy it! Below are our summer running essentials. See you out there!

Sunglasses - look for glasses that are lightweight and comfortable, offers UV protection and stays clear of condensation. We are fans of Oakley Sport sunglasses. We don't have a link to the sunglasses we wear because we got them at the Outlet! :)

Nike Featherweight Tennis Hat - you've heard us preach the wonders of this hat. we love it because it keeps our head safe from the sun yet lightweight enough to not feel heavy or annoying.

Nuun Tablets - We use their Active Hydration tablets for pre and post workout hydration. These tablets are packed with electrolytes and contain no sugar or carbs. Plus, they are  easy to carry - throw them in your bag for a little boost throughout your day.

  • Merrell Afton Shorts - great for those hot, humid days. The fabric is soft, stretchy polyester and elastane fabric with quick-drying, moisture-wicking technology. The waistband is wide and elasticized with an adjustable tie. And there's a zip pocket on the side. 
  • lululemon Swiftly Tech Racerback - lightweight, moisture wicking fabric made of seamless Silverescent fabric.
  • lululemon Speed Shorts - lightweight and fun colors! We both love this short because of the wide, comfty waistband (with a pocket and a secure tie on the inside) and the fun colors. If we were stranded on a desert island, we'd want these shorts!


  • Trigger Point GRID Foam Roller - It's easy to stop stretching after runs in the summer because you are so sweaty. Do our stretches for the busy runner and then, after you shower, use the GRID.
  • Koss Headphones - two reasons we love these - the cord doesn't tangle and there are different size ear buds.
  • Blender - we love our Cuisinart blenders. Meghan has the Compact Portable one (she loves the to-go blender cups and nut chopper). 
  • Amphipod water bottles - different sizes and easy to carry with you on a run or stick in a pocket. Stay hydrated!

by Meghan Reynolds and Jessica Green