Running Stuff I Buy on Amazon (to Save Money)
I don’t know about you, but I love being able to buy things through Amazon Prime. The convenience of same day or at worst two day delivery makes life so much easier. Plus, many times you can find things cheaper through Amazon – even running things!
Here are a few things I buy through Amazon to save money (and for the convenience)…
I apply Body Glide before every long run which means I can go through a package pretty quickly.
The 1.5oz container is $9.99 on Amazon, which is the same price it is at my local sporting good store. However, if I walk into my local sports store I’m probably going to walk out with a bag full of things I don’t need along with the Body Glide. Amazon keeps my spending in check here! haha
Recently I was looking to try a new running skirt brand and heard good things about Sport Skirts from people I trust like Ali. I found a code to get free shipping through the Sports Skirt website but estimated arrival was 5-7 days. I found the same skirt through Sport Skirts Amazon shop where I could get free 2-day shipping (with my Prime membership). SCORE!
The only caveat is that the Amazon shop doesn’t have all of the Sport Skirts styles offered on the main site and sizes seem to be limited.
I got the Transition Skirt for only $22 plus free shipping and the Race Magnet Skirt skirt is listed at $58 on their main site (currently on sale for $39). That made me very happy!
I won’t run with any other type of earbuds besides Yurbuds because they simply do not budge no matter how much I bounce around or sweat. They come in two different sizes and the small size fits my ears perfectly.
Unfortunately Cecil loves Yurbuds as much as I do and every time I leave my earbuds out on the counter he chews through the cords.
On Amazon I can get a replacement set in just 2 days and I can usually find an “odd color” on sale. I like the Inspire 300s and got my current pair in the color Mossy Oak for just $20 when basic colors like black, red and pink go for $35-$40 in the store. Mossy Oak isn’t bad looking either, it’s just a bright green!
I should probably just invest in bluetooth earbuds but I like holding the cord when I run. I guess it’s just a weird thing I’ve grown accustom to and would feel weird not doing!
There’s just something about putting pen to paper that makes my training feel official. I’m on my second Believe training journal and really love it! You have space to track your daily mileage along with pages filled with professional running advice and places to write down your goals and aspirations.
I also use a spreadsheet where I keep track of my monthly mileage (I’m aiming for at least 1,000 miles in 2016) and I have my Garmin Connect synced with Training Peaks as well.
You might say I like data a lot. It probably has something to do with having to be obsessed with the intersection of creative + data at work all day long!
Under Armour Visor
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know I wear a white Under Armour visor on every single run. I love that it keeps the sun (and sweat) out of my eyes. Plus it’s super light weight which means I hardly even feel like I have anything on my head.
Since Florida is HOT HOT HOT almost all year long I have to wash my visor(s) frequently so I have a couple I keep in rotation.
I hand wash my visors in the sink using soap from Bath & Body Works so that when I’m running I can breathe in the pretty smell – during the summer the trash cans at the beach smell BAD and this helps!
I think the visor is the same price in-store as it is online, but sometimes my local store only has pink or black in stock and I need white.
(^ That’s an old picture from when I used to have purple Yurbuds before someone chewed through them.)
I think I’ve tried almost every single Gu flavor out there and chocolate is the only kind I can handle! At first I didn’t really like chocolate either but it’s grown on me and now I look forward to the energy burst I get after eating a packet.
What are some running related things you buy online/through Amazon?
– Or do you prefer going to your local running store/big sporting goods store?
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