Running is such a simple sport. All you need is a pair of running shoes. Not so fast! While a pair of shoes (or 2) certainly helps, that’s not all you need. Summer Running has some special needs. Check out these Summer 2021 Running Essentials From Head to Toe. This post contains affiliate links.
Running Essentials From Head To Toe
Help to make your run more enjoyable and safer with these 2021 must-haves for runners. Let’s start at the top!
Stay cooler out there and protect your skin and scalp with a running hat. My picks for the best running hats including some designed for ponytails.
Essential all year round. It’s fun to add a pop of color to your summer running gear with these super affordable shades. They are light with polarized lenses and at a price point around $20 a great buy. Check out Knockaround glasses in fun colors.
Yes, you do need to wear sunscreen even if you run early or late. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US and most times it is so easy to prevent. My picks for the best sunscreens for runners here. Don’t forget your lips need protection too. See The best lip balms with SPF. Quick picks this tinted facial sunscreen that does not sting your eyes and this all-over body spray.
Summer runs are sweaty! Finding the right pair of shorts for you can be tricky. Here are my top picks for 2021 in multiple styles.
Staying hydrated can be complicated. Check out these tips for how to purchase a hydration pack that fits your needs. If you are running for more than 30 minutes in high heat or humidity, it’s a good idea to bring along some water or electrolytes.
My pick for hydration on the run: SIS Hydro Electrolyte Drink. These tablets are drop right into your water bottle for on the go hydration. With only 1 gram of sugar and 10 calories.
Thinking of switching to a lighter weight summer watch? The new Garmin Venu Sq is a touchscreen watch with many of the features of an Apple watch for a fraction of the price. Keep track of sleep, heart rate, training, Pulse Ox, and even hydration. Crushing on the orchid color for summer.
Slide one of these emergency contact “sidekicks” right onto your watchband. A nice peace of mind while out on a run.
Summer runs are super sweaty. Yes, I am a sweaty mess post-run. Loving this Orange Mud car seat cover for post sweaty runs. It does double duty as a changing wrap.
This selfie stick is great for those on the go run selfies. Folds up and fits right into many hydration packs or belts. Extends up to 5 feet for fun summer action shots and only weighs 4 ounces.
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