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Running Gear Essentials – My Wish List

Good morning all!!!

This weekend was another perfect fall weekend, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! If you follow me on Instagram, @sarah_ingle1, you’ve probably seen the gist of it πŸ™‚

Assuming you’re a devoted Breaking Bad fan like I am and you watched the Breaking Bad finale last night, you’re probably still grieving over the fact that BB is now officially over. Sad day! Thanks to re-runs I’ve watched the finale 3 times now, and may or may not be counting down the days until the blue ray box set comes out in November! I’ll save my BB talk for another time, in case you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what I’m talking about!


Moving on.

Before we do a weekend update, I’ve had this post in mind for a few weeks and I finally had the time to get it together! I think every runner out there has their wish list of fun items they’d love to treat themselves to if they could go on a giant shopping spree. Staying active and living a healthy lifestyle is a whole lot easier when you feel cute doing it and have the necessary equipment! So, these are a few of the items on my wish list!

Oh! And in case you missed it, my sweet blogging friend Joanna featured me on her blog this past Friday! Be sure and head on over to Making Mine and check it out!

My Running Gear Wist List – My Picks for the “Essential Must Haves of Fall/Winter 2013-14.”

1. Nathan QuickDraw Plus Handheld WaterbottleΒ – I’ve been considering trying the “carry your own water” thing on long runs, but haven’t pulled the trigger on a handheld water bottle yet! After reading Dorothy’s reasoning on why SHE carries her own water, I’m even more tempted!

nathan handheld water bottle

2. Brooks Ravenna 4’s – I’m a huge ran of the Ravennas already and I know that pretty soon my current pair is going to have to be replaced! The Ravennas have the perfect amount of support for my feet, and have never given me any trouble! I highly recommend them if your feet are as how Brooks describes them…”in between.” I’m loving the teal/lime green ones!

brooks ravenna 4

3. Brooks LSD Lite Jacket III – I’ve been needing a good, lightweight jacket to wear on runs when it’s cool enough to warrant that outer layer as well as maybe lightly raining or snowing. I always seem to throw on a jacket that’s obviously not meant for running, and end up feeling miserably too hot! This jacket is super light weight, wind resistant, water resistant, and even has two pockets on the back to stash your phone or keys. This jacket seems perfect for standing around waiting on a race to start! My color pick? Maybe the hot pink or the mint color that’s on sale!

Brooks lsd lite jacket

4. Sprigs Banjee Wristband – I think I’ve finally found the solution to carrying shot bloks and other race essentials! This is a wristband that has a pocket on one side! Perfect! It comes in about a million colors, and can also be purchased on Amazon.

sprigs banjee wrist band

5. FlipBelt – If I didn’t go the wristband route, this waistband is also ideal! I first saw these earlier this year when my friend Ashleigh ran the Little Rock Half Marathon with me. She was able to put her phone, keys, both of our race nutrition, and gloves, and still run comfortably. She says it doesn’t ride up, and is super comfortable!

flip belt hot pink

6. Old Navy Compression Mesh Capris – I recently discovered that Old Navy actually has quality running gear, and cute gear at that! I love the look of these capris, and think the little pop of color is so cute!

old navy running capris

7. Target C9 by Champion Seamless Cami Bra – How cute are these? I know I already own every color sports bra under the sun, but what’s one more? I like the racerback look of it, and the thin straps seem flattering. Target, along with Old Navy, has some GREAT workout gear at an even better price!

target c9 champion sports bra

8. GapFit Motion Long Sleeve T – LOVE Gap workout gear, but have never actually purchased any of it. However, when I do, I’m particularly excited about this monkey hole long sleeve shirt and the following yoga pants! I could probably own this shirt in every color it looks so comfortable! I also love that it’s slim fitting, so you don’t look as boxy!

GapFit Motion Longsleeve T

9. GapFit gBalance Pants – Yoga pants are a girl’s best friend, and if I could wear them everyday the rest of my life, I would. The only brand I own are from Target, and I love them to death, but they’re starting to look pretty worn. I always walk by the yoga pants when I’m in Gap and tell myself that I’ll eventually purchase a pair, one day! These just look so comfortable, and I’ve never been disappointed with Gap’s quality, so I know their workout gear has to be just as good. Plus, the rollover waistband is a fantastic feature!

GapFit gBalance yoga pants

10. Oiselle Flyte Long Sleeve – If you’re a usual reader, then you know that I still haven’t used the Oiselle gift card I won! I’ve been waiting for the seasons to change more and decide what to order once Oiselle put their new stuff online. I think this shirt might be a winner! It’s got the thumbholes, is flattering, super cute, is wicking and antimicrobial, and says “fly” on the back shoulder. Cute, cute!

oiselle flyte long sleeve

11. Oiselle Lesley Running Tight – Along with the Flyte top, I’m loving these running tights! They look super flattering, thanks to the stitching, and now have a thin fleece lining for those extra chilly runs! I’ve never run in tights like this without shorts over my booty, but I think I could handle these! Love!

oiselle lesley running tight

12. lululemon Bliss Break Hoodie – I. Love. This. Hoodie’s are the perfect thing to throw on after a cold workout! I still don’t own anything from lulu because I keep putting off the biting of the bullet, but something like this I could maybe go big on. It looks so cozy and perfect!

lulu lemon bliss break hoodie

13. lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve– You know I love running in long sleeve shirts like this! This shirt is top-notch, super cute, flattering, and has their Silverescent technology that “inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria.” One in every color, yes please! There’s a 1/2 zip version of this that’s also pretty cute if pullovers are your thing!

lulu lemon run swiftly tech long sleeve

15. lululemon Groove Pant – Dream. Yoga. Pants. One day I will invest in these!

lulu lemon groove pant

So there you have it! Just a few cute items I’ve had my eye on, and thought you may be interested in too! I always love what other runners are interested in!

And coming your way soon, this past weekend’s photo dump – so get ready! Lots of sweet niece and nephew loving, PLUS a hilly and sweat-tastic early 7 mile long run recap!

Which of these items are you loving the most? Do you own any of these? What’s on your running or active wish list?

Before I go, yesterday was Truckee’s FIRST birthday!! We treated her with an extra long shower scrub down and a quiet night at home with me snuggling. No birthday cake this year, I didn’t have time since we were gone all weekend. Next year though will be the party of the century! No doubt.

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    October 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

    oohhh that is a great wish list!! i want all those shirts with the thumb holes! (have i talked about my love on thumb holes here yet? probably) im obsessed. i want them all πŸ™‚ i also love that brooks jacket! that is such a pretty color!

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    October 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

    and wait i forgot – happy birthday truckee!! πŸ™‚

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    Julie @ A Warrior and A Nurse
    October 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I’ve never actually tried them, but those Brook’s Ravenna 4’s are absolutely stunning to look at, at least. Had I not just treated myself to a pair of bright pink New Balance running sneakers, I’d get those in a heartbeat. Great list….very timely considering Christmas is right around the corner πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    October 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Happy Birthday Truckee!! Lovin’ your wish list, especially the Lulu and Oiselle items. I haven’t bitten the Lulu bullet either. I’m terrified I won’t be able to kick the habit. That first item will be the gateway drug!

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    Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
    October 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Happy birthday, Truckee!

    I am obsessed with all things Lululemon. I decided instead of splurging and buying everything I see, I will just start keeping a wishlist for Christmas, so I will have to add the long sleeve Lulu shirt and the flip belt to that list.

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    Marissa @ Barefoot Colorado
    October 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    You just made me want to go shopping! Love the colors of the ravenna’s and I’ve been dying to try a flip belt!
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    October 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Truckee!
    And I am DYING for the Wristband — I just saw these for the first time recently and am on the hunt for one!

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    October 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve been looking for one of those wristbands foreverrrrr! I found a few without the zip but that’s just asking me to lose my keys on the side of the road. I love Brooks too. I wear the Ghost 6 and am probably due for a new pair soon. Well, I want a new pair so I just keep telling myself that I really need them now haha.

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    Mandie Marie @ The Fruitful Turtle
    October 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    I love the Target cami bra!
    I love that flip belt…I’ve never seen those before!

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    October 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hey! Thanks for including us on your wishlist!!! Can I make your wish come true by sending you a Banjees for your review? We ask nothing in exchange but your honest opinion.

    Also, did you see we have different styles of Banjees including one large enough for a smart-phone as well as other essentials like energy chews, keys, credit card, etc (we call it the Big Banjees)and our Touch Mesh Banjees that allow you to use your smart-phone’s touch-screen without taking it out of the Banjees.

    If you think either of these styles fit your needs better, let me know which.

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    October 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Loved your photos of Truckee on IG! Happy birthday little lady! I love Targets sports bras too. I should really look into that water bottle holder, I am terrible at drinking water during long runs.
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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    October 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I feel like I’m due for some new shoes, so I may have to check out those Brooks shoes! I have the Brooks Ghost right now, but they’re getting to the point where I just feel everything- can’t put my finger on it, but I think it’s time for some new ones!
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    Sara @ Fit.Fun.Femme
    October 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Happy birthday sweet pup!!!

    I’m totally in need of new shoes, too. I’m currently running in Brooks but we’re just not jiving so I’m hoping to go back to a pair of Mizunos.

    Lululemon and I have a love-hate relationship for obvious reasons. I was actually there today and got some goodies. They even let me exchange a pair of pants that I’ve had for a few months that started to get funky.

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    Ja @Ja on the RUN
    October 1, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I read that post too of Dorothy. I’m with her when it comes to carrying your own water bottle. πŸ™‚

    We have similar wishes! LOL! πŸ™‚ I have been wanting to try the FlipBelt! It does look comfortable. πŸ™‚

    I’m sad too that Breaking Bad ended.
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    October 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Breaking Bad: AHHHHH enough said

    I never knew how much running things I wanted until I read this post. Def need some new shoes though! Those brooks ones look right up my alley. I’ve had oasics and addidas for the past few months, but I’m ready for a change!
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    Nikki @ grab your kicks
    October 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I have a Flipbelt and love it! I never run without it. It’s so much more comfortable than an arm band. I also have the Champion bra which is very comfortable! I just ordered a headband, hat, and Nike running tights for cold weather running from Running Warehouse, my new weakness!
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    October 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I am loving the lulumon gear! Also I had no idea Old Navy had decent workout gear, I am going to check it out! Happy Birthday to Truckee! πŸ™‚

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    October 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I have the Oiselle flyte tank and I love it! I can’t wait to order the long sleeve version!

    I didn’t watch Breaking Bad and everyone is talking about it, but I think I will watch all the seasons on Netflix when they load this past season. Gotta love that!

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    Jen @ milesandblessings
    October 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I JUST bought that long sleeve Lululemon top. It is my first Lululemon purchase and I LOVE it!!!!!! I also have had that Oiselle top in my cart for 2 weeks….just would feel vad about dropping so much $ :)…especially since I just got the Lululemon top!
    I need some new yoga pants too but I HATE trying to find a pair that fit me well…not too tight in my butt and not too long! πŸ™‚
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    Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    October 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I own (and love) the Old Navy Mesh Capris!! They’re actually my favorite – very stretchy and comfortable. I’d love some lulu stuff but just can’t see spending the money.
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    Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    October 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Happy birthday pup!!! I’m loving those running tights. Except I’m not running right now…but I’d likely still wear them anyway πŸ™‚
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    Kristen @ Medium Roast
    October 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Our wish lists are pretty darn similar! I wish I could afford all of the cute workout clothes I want. That lululemon long sleeve is adorable! And who doesn’t want new running capris/yoga pants? If I could live in workout clothes, I think I would…
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