Running is a great hobby, it’s a great way to not only keep your body healthy but your mind healthy too. It gets us out the house and out into the fresh air. It teaches us to keep keeping on. But as with any fitness activity it comes with certain drawbacks that can put us out of our good habits and that is something we really don’t want to happen. So, here are a few gadgets and accessories that can help solve those minor problems and keep you out on the track and feeling great about yourself.
If you’re working to achieve a certain time for your 10k or marathon or whatever distance you prefer to run to then it’s really important to know your splits. Working out how long it should take you to run, say, each km will really help you to reach your goal. Pacebands are an excellent way to keep track of that, these have each desired time printed on them for each split in your run so you can compare them as you’re on the move with ease. It’ll help so much and it’s all on a convenient armband that’ll cause you no issues as you run, it’s a great idea.
The Multipurpose ID Bracelet
While we’re on the subject of armbands the multipurpose ID bracelet is an excellent companion, just in case you run into and dire emergencies out there. First of all, it has your identification, address, number and allergies printed on it, all very important details should things take a turn for the worse and someone finds you. It’s also made using paracord string which means it can be used at a rope or tourniquet should the need arise. Finally, it can double up as a shoelace should yours snap, not as important but still useful.
Depending on where you live, winter can put a real hamper on ability to run in the great outdoors, and for some of us there’s nothing worse than the thought of being stuck on a treadmill. The idea of running in the snow is a romantic one but the idea of slipping and breaking your back certainly is not, well fear no more thanks to the Yaktrax. Simply attach these to your running shoes and they’ll supply you with the grip you need to live out those winter wonderland running dreams.
At first glance these seem like the most pointless bit of gear you could add to your daily running line up, but stick with me on this, they’re actually really handy. Think of when you’re our running on those brisk autumn days or the chilly mornings of an early springtime, it can be hard to know exactly what to wear. A running jacket is probably going to make you overheat whilst you’re likely going to be too cold without it, well that’s where these babies come in. They’ll keep you just warm enough and if you do find they’re getting a little to toastie they’re easy to sling off or roll up, no problem.