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.
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: FALL20WIN).
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.
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.
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.