So for me, I love the gear side of running. Shoes, cute tops, fun gadgets, you name it, I've researched it. I just LOVE this stuff!
Here are my favorite things as of right now (because I know tomorrow I'll want to try something else out)
1. GU in Espresso Love
Om nom nom...
Yum! Love these. On long runs and races I pack in some Tri-berry and Espresso and I use the latter flavor as a "treat" for the last two or so fuel ups. They are delicious and keep me going with a kick of caffeine!
2. Raw Threads! http://www.rawthreads.org
Seriously some great stuff and all of their products are SO SOFT! I have a real problem with chafing on the seams of shirts, bras, etc but these products are awesome. I wore their "Castle to Castle" racer tank at the Disneyland Half and it was amazing! (PS they have other Disney-fied running gear too!)
3. Fun Colored Shoes!
Right now I'm running in Mizuno Sayonaras and they are a great shoe AND they come in great colors! I know we are suppose to be "serious runners" and only care about function but it doesn't hurt that most models come in at least one ridiculously bright color.
4. My Nike Zip Up Jacket
I bought it a few years ago and it's perfect for a cold morning (http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/element-thermal-full-zip-running-jacket/pid-776608/pgid-1381826) It's not bulky but it's surprisingly thick and can keep the wind from getting to me. It's great protection from the elements without making me feel constrained.
5. Juno Sports Bra (http://www.movingcomfort.com/Juno/350025,default,pd.html)
This one is newer to me and I'm still figuring it out, but so far so good. My new thing is finding good sports bras. It's like when you go from Bonnie Bell lip gloss to the "real deal", I'm swapping my cheaper less supportive sports bras for the "real deal" and this one delivers. It's definitely tight and the first time I wore it, it was a bit uncomfortable, but I've since figured it out and I think I've found my happy place with it and everyone is happy now. :)
-iPod Nano - never leave home without it
-Garmin 110 - I've had it for 2 years now and it delivers. Nothing to fancy but tells me what I need to know.
Thanks all for reading and happy running!