in training (again).

Well, it’s that time again – race season. I spent most of last year figuring this whole running thing out, leaning how to train and defeat the little voice in my head that was constantly remding me of how much I hated running. It was a year of many firsts, my first distance run since I ran cross country in high school, my first race (Lincoln Park 10K), my first half marathon (Chicago Women’s Half) and ultimately my first marathon (Chicago).

This year I am feeling much more focused – I know I can do this, I know what training routine works for me, I know what I want (a sub 2 hour half marathon PR). Here are a few items I have found to be essential for training:Compression Leggings // Sweaty Bands Headband // c/o Bobble Sport Bottle 
// Cami Sports Bra // 2-in-1 Short // Mizuno Wave Inspire 9
// Nike Element Half Zip // Foam Roller // Side Mesh Running Shorts // 

CEP Compression Socks // Nathan Shadow Pak // Bang Buster Headband //
Jelly Belly Sport Beans // Clif Peanut Butter Crunch Bar
// Super Soft Quarter Zip // Seamless Cami Bra //