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The first time I saw running skirts I thought “how uncomfortable!”. Then I thought about it a little longer, and realized that they might actually be super comfortable. Last night I was running in my regular shorts an noted how uncomfortable they where. They were riding up, sticking to my legs. So today I decided I was going to check out a running skirt. Not only are they cute, but they are incredibly comfortable. I am excited to try them out on my long run this weekend.

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Who doesn’t like new shoes?  One of the first things you learn when you start researching training for a marathon is that shoes are absolutely important.  The right shoes can change everything for a runner.  The wrong shoes can cause incredible pain and discomfort.  Also, these shoes have a shelf life of about 500 miles.  Shoes can look fine, but be broken down inside causing more pain and discomfort.  So, it is necessary to replace running shoes before they actually seem worn out.

Remember the 80’s when it was “cool” to wear a fanny pack? That handy little hands free purse about your waste is cool again…IF you are a runner. (Sorry if some of you are being hit with the reality that they ever stopped being cool) 🙂 These nifty little inventions are very handy for holding everything I need on a long run. Oh, and runners call them “hydration belts,” they even sound cooler. My hydration belt can carry my iPhone, car keys, 32 oz of fluid (water and/or sport drink), and energy bars. It really is a wonder. I won’t need it for the actual marathon- they have hydration stations along the route- but it is a must have for training.

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