5 Essentials for Female Runners
If you have finally decided that 2016 is your year to start running, then let me start by saying that there is nothing better than pounding the streets and feeling the weight on your shoulders melt away. Whether you decide to become an early riser, hitting 10k before the rest of the world wakes up, or you want to be a late runner, finishing your day off with a run, the point is you are going to find out how good of a rush running gives you at the end of a workout.
Determination to not give up after the first minute and a half of jogging is one way of becoming a true running junky, but the clothes and accessories you choose to take on your runs will also help in making this experience as smooth as possible for you.
This in mind, here are five essential things you will need to consider when you first start running, so that you can start this journey on the right foot.
Choose the best running shoes for you
Forget about buying the first pair of sneakers you find that you like. When running, it is imperative that you choose running shoes that are a good fit for the shape of your foot. This can be done by you asking for assistance and explaining your running goals, your fitness levels; whether you have injuries and most importantly, by determining the shape of your foot.
Seeing as you can’t be fixing your underwear every few steps while running, choosing the right underwear is important to running as comfortably as possible. Go for cotton underwear rather than lace or nylon. When it comes to the sports bra, choose one that can give you the right kind of support for your bust so you can run as freely as you feel like.
These days, it is so easy to find sportswear for your shape. Searching for women’s hoodies online or yoga pants for curvy bodies will bring in countless results. Whether you prefer tight pants and a loose hoodie, or a tight tank top and loose joggers, make sure that the fabric does not feel heavy. By choosing the best fabric for you, as with the sports bra, you can run as fast as your body can handle.
The right gadgets
From headphones to fitness gadgets; your phone or nothing, determining what kind of a runner you are will make for a long term love affair with running. If you need your music, then invest in a great pair of headphones. If you need to know every calorie you have burned, then fitness gadgets that monitor your heartrate or great apps on your phone like Endomondo will help you to keep track of how much you’re burning. If you are like me, then all you need is a good pair of sunglasses, your house keys and you are good to go for an hour of running and wondering.
Author Bio: A fitness afficianado, Regina empowers women through her writing and fitness tips. If she’s not walking her dog, you can catch her surfing the web for what’s new at The Upside.