7 Running Accessories I Can’t Train Without

7 Running Accessories I Can’t Train Without

Click here for a FREE copy of the "Top 10 MUST-HAVE Kitchen Gadgets" One of the best things about the sport of running is that it doesn’t require a lot of specialized (read: expensive) equipment. You can pretty much lace up your shoes, hit the road and go. That said, I’ve tried a lot of different running gear, gadgets and devices over the years and there are a few things I’ve come to love.  (Some of the links below are affiliate links). 1.  Jelly Belly Sport Beans When I’m running for more than 90 minutes, I need something to restore my glycogen levels. There are a lot of different gels and chews on the market, but my personal favorite are the Jelly Belly Sport Beans. The flavors are great – it’s like eating candy mid-run – and the resealable packaging makes them easy to carry or stuff into my shorts pocket. Click here for a FREE copy of the "Top 10 MUST-HAVE Kitchen Gadgets"     2.   Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunscreen If I could rewind the clock 20 years, I would tell my younger self, “Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen!” Melanoma runs in my family and I wish I had taken sun protection more seriously in my youth. I take it seriously now and I don’t run outdoors without protecting my skin. My go-to sunscreen is Neutrogena’s Ultimate Sport because it offers great protection and doesn’t drip into my eyes when I break a sweat. I like the Sport Face for, you guessed it, my face and the spray is great for hard to reach areas like my back.   3.  Sun...
How To Balance A Love of Food and Fitness

How To Balance A Love of Food and Fitness

Without question the number one thing people ask me when they find out what I do for a living is how do I stay in shape when I’m constantly surrounded by food. In fact, I get asked that question so often and fitness is such a big part of my life, we’ve decided to start writing about it here on The Krave. Stay tuned for recipe posts dedicated to healthy eating balanced with the occasional splurge and information about my favorite workouts…especially running! Generally speaking I approach food with an 80/20 mindset. I eat healthy and keep a close eye on portion control 80% of the time, splurge 20% of the time and stay as active as possible as often as I can. And I make a conscious effort to make the 80% healthy taste really good! No boring salads or steamed chicken thankyouverymuch. I mean ick! Who wants to live like that? And thankfully I love working out and being active. My primary form of exercise is running – it’s a passion of mine that started 10 years ago (how!?) and it’s as good for my mind as it is for my body. Last year I ran the Chicago Marathon for the 5th time. Marathon training is so much fun, but it’s a huge time commitment so I don’t think I’ll be doing another one again anytime soon. Life is too busy right now with a full-time job, young daughter and blogging.     Earlier this summer I did my first triathlon…sort of. I was part of a relay team and I did the running portion. It was so much...


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