Monica: Fave running gear

Tonight’s post is from my friend Monica, who shares my love of Mexican food, makeup products and Zumba. I especially love her fun posts and vlogs! I asked her to stop by for a guest post while we’re away- hope you enjoy! <3


Hello my name is Monica and I blog at Run Eat via Southern California. Not too shab…

third wheel

I am a little obsessed with running (and eating) and my goal for 2013 is to run 13 half marathons = “13 13s in 2013”! I’m kinda obsessed with this distance and want to share my love of running with the world (or at least the people that read RER).

So, since Gina is maxing and relaxing I thought I would takeover the Fitnessista and share my three favorite pieces of running gear…

1. My Running Shoes!

brooks running shoes

I am a big believer in finding the right shoe for your own body/foot/running style/distance/preference. This is the one time you should skip the color coordination and buy the shoe that is right for you. Go to a running store and get properly fitted AND have them recommend the proper shoes for your needs.

Tip: After you’ve found your one true shoe love you can try to buy it for less money online – but only after you are in the right kicks.

2. A good sports bra. This is another area where we’re all different sizes/shapes/bounce-ability and you should find one that works for your girls. IMG_1123 (600x800)

I have done a few reviews of some of the more pricey sports bras here:

Brooks Sports Bra

Moving Comfort Urban X-over Sports Bra

Tip: Once you find the sports bra of your dreams make sure you take care of it to keep it in prime boob bustin’ shape. I cold water wash mine and hang them to dry (okay, just the $$$ ones – the Target ones notsomuch).

3. My Garmin! I use a Garmin 410 GPS watch to keep track of my distance. Running is my only friend / #1 hobby so it makes sense for me to spend the dough on this piece of jewelry. Garmin 410

But, if you are just a recreational runner there are plenty of other, more reasonable watches on the market:

Garmin 110 is about $180

New Balance GPS Runner is about $100

Tip: Use Map My Run or Google Maps ‘Walking’ option to map out a route before you leave your house. This option is FREE!

When I’m not Running, I’m Eating… eating a turkey leg at disneyland

And when I’m not Running or Eating I’m blogging about it at so come check it out!

Question: What’s your favorite piece of Running Gear today?

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  1. Veterinarianess on March 18, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Shoes! I have a ridiculous number of pairs of running shoes… not only do I wear them out very quickly, I am obsessed with the new neon color trend so I’ve got more than a few bright colored pairs 🙂

  2. Amanda on March 19, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I love runeatrepeat! Thanks for the cute guest post. My fav running gear besides the ones you mentioned is my BOB stroller. I have a 2.5 year old sidekick that likes to ride in style. Love it!

  3. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on March 19, 2013 at 12:16 am

    My Garmin is definitely my favorite piece of running gear! I couldn’t live without it!

  4. RunEatRepeat on March 19, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Thanks for having me Gina! Enjoy your fam time 🙂

  5. Courtney @ Star Systemz on March 19, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I love my polar watch and lululemon sports bra that has a connector for my polar watch! Obsessed! Love + shine Courtstar

  6. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance on March 19, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Fun post! I love my HRM, that’s for sure, but I agree that the Garmin is a really cool gadget! Otherwise, my favorite piece of workout gear is currently my recovery compression socks. Why didn’t I find these earlier?! They feel so good after a run–it’s heavenly!

  7. Anne on March 19, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I spend a lot of time running in the heat, finding the lightest shorts (I don’t even wear a singlet in to 90 + humidity of the southern summers) is crucial!

  8. Jane on March 19, 2013 at 8:27 am

    What is that thing you are eating?! Love the look on the guy’s face behind you in that pic! Is it ice cream? What a strange colour!

    • Ali @ Peaches and Football on March 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

      I was wondering that too Jane! At first glance it looked like one of those Halloween fake bone pieces but I think you’re probably right that it’s ice cream 🙂

      • Linda on March 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

        I think it’s a turkey leg, not ice cream!

  9. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on March 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

    My favorite running gear is good music!

  10. Elena on March 19, 2013 at 8:56 am

    How much of the content of this post is sponsored? Sorry, but I’ve read Monica’s blog before and got really frustrated because she doens’t disclose when something is a paid/ comped “opinion”… So I have a hard time trusting any list of recommended items she’s putting together.

  11. Kim on March 19, 2013 at 9:25 am

    What fun – 2 of my favorite bloggers sort-of together!!!
    Usually my favorite piece of running gear is a pair of Mizunos (different ones, different days).

  12. Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} on March 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I agree that good shoes and a good bra are important running gear. I’ve got a HRM but rarely use it, maybe I should get on that…

  13. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    My favourite piece of running gear is my iPod. When I’m on a good run and one of my favourite songs starts playing, it feels like perfection!

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