September 18 2017
These gear picks are ideal for the brand-new mother runners.
“I’m a sucker for crackers—and Van’s makes a great option for gluten-free eaters. The pepper jack cheese ones are rich in flavor, with that slight pepper kick that goes perfect for any cheese. What, cheese and crackers isn’t a legitimate meal?” —Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
“This active ‘dress’ needs to be paired with leggings or shorts, so it’s more like a long top. The fabric is just heavy enough to lay well and flatter your curves. It’s comfortable enough to go from activity to relaxation mode when you still want to look good. One of the surprise highlights of this dress is that it comes with a pocket on the small of your back, so if you need to stash your essentials while you’re running or biking—or dancing at a club—you can easily be hands-free!” —Nicki Miller, managing editor
“Clif has a line of nut butter filled bars. The chocolate hazelnut version is amazing after a few seconds in the microwave; it’s great pre-run fuel if you’re on the go, too!” —Monica Olivares of Run, Eat, Repeat and #TeamWR contributor
“Whenever my skin is feeling a little lackluster (sweating on the daily is tough on the visage), I use this treatment at night. The peel is made of natural, organic botanicals (think pumkin, sugar maple, meadowfoam) so it’s super gentle—and it smells almost exactly like pumpkin pie!” —Jessie Sebor, editor in chief
“These are my new go-to pair of shoes. Not only do they go with every outfit, thanks to the OOfoam, they keep my feet (and body) feeling great with every step. I’ve had a pair of their sandals that I’ve used during recover from runs before, but I find myself wearing these shoes whether I’ve gone for a run or not.” —Ashley Lauretta, freelance web editor