Top 5 Tuesday: Gear Every New Runner Needs

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is running gear every new runner needs to have. Some of these items I learned along the way how essential they are when you run. I’m not going to put running shoes on the list because I feel that should be a given. Lol. This is all based on my opinion and other runners may have other suggestions!

Gear Every New Runner Needs:

  1. FlipBelt or Hydration Belt- Runner belts are fantastic for stuffing your keys in, your phone, or your fuel for the run. I prefer the FlipBelt because I notice my keys do not jingle when I run. I know other runners around me may get annoyed with that noise, so I try to be conscious. You can get this at local running stores, or on Amazon.
  2. Skullcandy Headphones- This is my favorite brand of headphones, and when I first started running I tried at least three other brands of headphones and they never stayed in my ears. Finally a pair that stays put while I’m on the run! You can get this at Target, Walmart, or even TJ Maxx.
  3. Nuun- It’s electrolyte tablets that you put in your water. This has really helped me in my training to stay hydrated. I used to always get headaches after running and I think it may be due to not hydrating properly.  Nuun doesn’t have the amount of calories or sugar that Powerade or Gatorade has. My favorite flavor is strawberry lemonade. You can get this at most local running stores, or on Amazon.
  4. Balega Socks- By far the best socks for running that I’ve tried. I never get blisters when I wear these socks, and even after a half marathon my feet are pretty dry. You can get this at most local running stores, or on Amazon.
  5. Sweaty Bands-If you are a woman with long hair this will help you so much during your run. My hair is pretty smooth, and cloth headbands never stay in my hair. They are always flying off my head by mile 2, and it’s a bit frustrating. Sweaty Bands seriously stay in place throughout my whole run. You can get this at most local running stores, or on Amazon.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I love my Sweaty bands…also my flashy pink Garmin is super motivating for the run!

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    1. I don’t have a Garmin yet! But I bet that is super motivating. I have been using the MapMyRun app lately since my Fitbit broke.


      1. Yep I run with running apps a lot too! They are just as good as a running watch when you have a strong GPS signal!

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  2. janerunswild says:

    I love nuun! And I’ve heard more and more about flip belts- they look awesome. Will have to check them out!

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    1. Yes! You can get them for a good price on Amazon.

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  3. lazytolady says:

    I just started getting into running and have been looking for better socks than the ones I have so I will have to try these ones out. Thanks for the tip!

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  4. Agree on the Balega and Sweatybands!

    I’ve done hydration belts, flipbelts, now mostly I just like pockets everywhere on every thing (including my small handheld water bottle). 🙂

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  5. Great list!

    I use a belt to stuff all of my junk in…totally make the run/race easier. I usr to stick things in my bra….yeah not to comfortable-lol!!

    I wear a water backpack for long races. I have used Nuun in it but to tell you the truth, I don’t notice s difference from water.

    I have Balega socks but again, I have not notice a difference in wearing those socks over another.

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  6. vjerome09 says:

    I recently discovered Nuun, and I think it’s the greatest thing. My first time trying it hit a PR. I was so proud of myself :-). Of course my hydration belt is definitely my best friend!

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  7. Kristy Rhine says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I will pass on to my daughter. And thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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