Thursday, March 28, 2013

A few Brooks fav's

A few Run Happy favorites I've been loving....

 These Arm Warmers.  Even in cold temps, I get very hot if I am not in a tank.  These arm warmers work perfect... especially since Utah thinks it is still winter! Love the material, not constricting.

Across all brands, these are my favorite everyday tank and shortAbsolutely love.

Both are extremely light weight.  I admittedly sweat a TON and both items are very moisture wicking.

I feel like many Brooks tops are on the longer side, but this shirt is not.  It hits me right above my shorts while still covering my stomach - perfect. 

The shorts fit down lower on my waste which I really like.   When rolled down you have that bright pop of color! Pocket for a key/gel.

Infinity Short and Pure Drifts.  Shorts fit great, --- they remind me of a more flattering Nike Tempo short (read not so baggy).  The Pure Drifts are one of the most comfortable shoes I've put on.  Love that the the upper section is wide to give my toes room to move.  Extremely flexible.  I am using these for recovery runs.  Anything over about 8 miles or on rougher terrain, I don't feel there is enough 'shoe.'   


Lets talk about my go to shoe - Brooks Pure Connects.  When I first tried these shoes, I used them only for racing; but they have worked their way into my every day shoe rotation.  I have worn them for full marathons and even without socks for an entire Half Ironman (including on the bike before I got clip-ins) and have never had 1 problem with blistering/rubbing.  Light weight, wonderful arch support, and just enough cushioning to allow you to run long and FAST... cant say enough good about these pair of kicks! 

When I first got these shorts I wasn't a huge fan because they were longer than I am use to.  I decided to wear them for this past race and really liked them.  Again, the lower fit on my waste is a huge plus for me.  They are tight enough that your legs feel supported while not being compression tight.  I don't know why, but when I am working on speed or racing at a faster pace, that extra support on my legs feels good.  Most of all, they did not move what so ever.  The elastic band around the thigh is unnoticeable but keeps them in place. 

 Last is this Visor, Hat and Jacket.  I reviewed this jacket back when I was first getting into running and it is still my favorite.  I have one now for 'everyday' use and running use. 

What are some of your current running favorites??


  1. Is this a marketing post? Do you work for Brooks now? Is this how they would like you to Inspire Daily? Seems a bit heavy handed.

    1. Most of the products were purchased before I became involved with the ID program. :)

  2. Glad you found gear you like. That's one less thing to worry about while training and racing.

    Never thought of brooks for tri gear. Next time I'm looking for gear, I'll take a look.

    1. Thanks Mike. Now you need to teach me some of your grilling skills!!!

  3. Love you post! I was just eyeing some Pure Drifts to add to the collection. Glad to hear you enjoy them!

    1. Let me know how you like them Laura!! :)

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  5. You look so damn hot in race pictures. Just saying. One of the things I remember from "the ride".