– By Eric Zimmermann
If your excuse to not go running or working out in general has been that it’s too cold to go outside or be motivated, then it’s safe to say that that excuse no longer applies. Spring is here, y’all, and getting into top shape should be top priority, so that when your friends are outside having shirtless summer fun, you won’t be at home hiding, because beer and pizza.
To get into top shape, I have compiled a list of just five items to help you achieve your goals. From the best running sneakers to the juicer you should use for your post workout drink, to amp up your body and keep you going.
Best Trainers for Running and Working Out: Adidas UltraBoost Uncagged Shoes
These trainers have thick soles to absorb the force from pounding pavement. The Primeknit uppers is comfortable enough to feel like you’re wearing socks and the shoes are light, weighing at just about 10.5 ounces. The trademark Boost™ is the brand’s most responsive cushioning ever and the midsole is 10 mm, providing enough depth to fully support your feet.
Adidas UltraBoost: $180
Best for Listening to Music while Running or Working out: Sennheiser HD 1 Free Bluetooth Headphones
Sennheiser’s most compact bluetooth headphone ever, with a sleek design, delivers immaculate wireless hi-fi sound. An integrated microphone ensures switching between listening to music and taking phones calls are seamless and a six-hour battery life is ideal for going extended periods of time between charging, which is perfect for the busy city dweller.
Sennheiser Headphones: $199.95
Best Running Tights: MPG Sport Gunner Cold Weather Performance Tights
MPG Sport has really mastered the art of combining style with function and their performance wear items reflect that. Because we never really know what’s going on with the weather in this part of the country, taking precaution when venturing outside for a run is a must. These tights are both comfortable and made from moisture wicking fabric to keep you dry while working out.
MPG Sport Tights: $64.00
Best Skin Protectant: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 45
Do not go running without sunscreen. Actually, do not go anywhere outside without sunscreen. We’ve discussed this before, but you should always wear some amount of sunblock when going outside, to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer body mist is perfect because as the name suggests, it goes on sheer. No one wants to look chalky, like so many sunscreens do. It also isn’t oily and SPF 45 is sufficient for keeping the harmful rays well away from our skin cells.
Neutrogena Sunscreen: $11.99
Best Juicer for your post run revival: Kuvings® Centrifugal Juicer in Silver Pearl
There’s a reason why so many people spend copious amounts of money on juice in this city. It is an easy way to absorb as many nutrients into the body as possible. But juicing can get expensive quickly, with the average juice costing about $8. You can mitigate costs by making your own and to be honest, it’s a really fun process. Wake up on Saturdays and go to your local market to pick up an abundance of fresh fruit and veges. Each day after your run, you can use this Kuvings centrifugal juicer to make a melody of juices that will keep you well-nourished. The sleek design of this juicer will also ensure that it fits whatever decor you have at your home or office.