Resources and discounts
I’ll let you know when I have a relationship with a company or product, but all opinions are my own:
I can share those with you because I’m a Bib Rave Pro.
So you have an ouchie? I’m so very sorry.
I’d start by doing a search on Runner’s World magazine site. They have lots of well-researched and current information on how to treat — and prevent — common running-related injuries.
Your local running store is another great resource for everything from injury-specific handouts to suggestions on the best local experts. Ours, Playmakers, even offers a free injury clinic every Wednesday night.
SkirtSports.com (affiliate link): Great quality; has lots of sales; best bottoms for female runners ever. No wedgie! (I’m an ambassador captain, which means I get gear to try and generous discounts. Remember that you can get a 20 percent discount on regular price items with my code: FWC20).
Target: Their Champion brand is genuinely good quality and has lots of options. It’s great gear if you’re a beginner or if you’re experienced and want to add some variety to your wardrobe since they keep up with trends.
Brooks: My most-favorite shoe brand. I often wear the Ghosts, but have recently discovered the Glycerins for road and have been wearing the Cascadias for trail running.
Two words: Rebecca Pacheco, aka, @OmGal. Pacheco has a series of free videos on the Runner’s World site and also sells a DVD series of yoga for runners. Her videos are beginner friendly and very do-able.
Marc Parent wrote The Newbie Chronicles for Runner’s World. If you haven’t read it, go there now. Really. Start at the beginning.
The Shut Up + Run blog, but only if farting, pooping and other bodily functions don’t offend you.
BibRave is an awesome resource for race reviews. They also host the #BibChat on Twitter on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET. I’m a #BibRavePro, which means I represent the company, contribute race reviews and can sometimes get you some discounts on races and running gear.
Tuesdays on the Run link-up is a great opportunity to find new blogs to read and to share your own content.