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Summer Running Stuff

Hey all...The summer is winding down but I couldn't let it go without posting about some of my favoriting running finds I have been wearing on repeat all summer long!
First up - Brooks  Chaser 3" and 5" running shorts
Brooks 3" Chaser Shorts, Brooks Run Happy Visor, Nike Pegasus shoes, ProCompression Sock
Brooks 5" Chaser shorts

I may have posted about these before but even so, it is worth another post! I normally only run in capris but when it is unbearably hot and humid in the summer months, I break out the shorts.  I have a few pairs that ride up when I run but these don't!  I first purchased the 5 " ones at the end of last summer and they are so awesome.  They have a "petal hem" or split side - which is key for letting my muscular legs move freely.  I liked them so much I decided to try the 3" length.  Well, they are awesome (and on sale in certain colors)!  So awesome that I have 2 different colors.  They do sit lower on the hips, but they stay put and don't budge even during hill repeats! Compared to some other shorts, the price (when on sale) is super reasonable too.
Brooks Run Happy Visor, Brooks 5" Chaser short, Nathan Hydration pack

Also shown in the first picture and the one above is the Run Happy Visor which is on sale in the Pink color right now!  It has an adjustable back, which seems to be uncommon in visors, and is important to me because I have a rather large noggin and most visors give me a headache because they are too tight! It is a nice light material the dries quickly as
 well.  Did I mention it's on SALE? 

As a side note, these are not neccessarily just for summer but I purchased some new Bombas socks which I wore on my run today.  They are super comfy and I give them a thumbs up.  Will have to test them out on my long run before I can fully commit to the brand.  I also dig the ProCompression sock and have three pair that I pretty much rotate through each week.

Run Happy Ya'll!


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