Best running gear for beginners


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As you begin to think about your New Year’s Resolutions, you may have something along the lines of “Be more active” or “Exercise more often” topping your list. This is the most popular resolution that people make each year, but one that often gets forgotten. However, one helpful hint is to stock up on the proper gear so that you won’t have an excuse to skip the exercising. We’re not saying that you have to go all out and sign up for an Ironman Triathlon Race, but if you make a schedule and start by running a mile or so every day then you will be in such great shape in no time. The important part is to make your running schedule realistic so that you are actually able to get to it. Once you skip a few days in the schedule it will be that much harder to get back into it. The second most important part of getting started is making sure you have the right gear so that you don’t injure yourself. We’ve talked about the best running shoes, but you also need to think about your clothes and something to hold your music.

To get yourself pumped up, spend some time creating a great playlist. Once you have that created, find an arm band that will hold your MP3 player, whether it is an iPhone or some other music player, an arm band will keep you from worrying about dropping it and keep it safe and out of the way.

Find a running top with wicking fabric. You want to be comfortable when running, especially when you’re first getting started and the whole idea seems a bit overwhelming. The Nike Element half zip is a great option with all of the right coverage and ventilation to keep you going. It also features reflective material, which is very important when running outside.

So grab a great pair of running shoes and get going! Once you start the endorphins will kick in and you will be hooked.

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