July 24 2017
From that coveted runner's high to improved sleep, creativity and memory, Team WR breaks down the mental benefits of running.
“Summer means spending lots of time outside, which can lead to dry and flaky lips from overexposure to sun, sweat and the water. Use this fantastic lip duo to keep your pout in perfect condition. Australian-made with all natural ingredients including coffee beans and raw sugar, it’s a treatment that tastes good enough to eat. Luckily, you can!” —Rebecca Warren, editor-in-chief
“I tried this new flavor for the first time on a trail run. I’ve been skeptical of ‘traditional’ gels like Gu for awhile just because of my gut, but this one not only tasted good, it also went down so easily. I have a huge box now!” —Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
“One slice of this grainy loaf delivers 11 grams of whole grains and 12 percent of your daily recommended fiber. In addition to being super healthy, the flax and sesame seeds make it taste delicious! Add a sliver of avocado on top and you’ve got yourself a tasty breakfast that’ll fuel your morning.” —Nicki Miller, executive editor at Competitor magazine
“This shoe is light enough to make me excited for concluding a long run with one final sprint. Designed for racing and race training, this new shoe from 361 Degrees is fast on a track and on a trail, with soles that grip well on all popular running surfaces. A good addition to a distance runner’s speed shoe collection.” —Meghan Roos, associate web editor
“Stoked on outdoor-friendly, instant coffee!!! Whether traveling or on-the-go, instant coffee is a must. Stoked Stix is 100 percent organic certified, delicious and created by professional ultra runner Jax Mariash Koudele. It doesn’t taste too bitter like some instant coffees. I love how easy, tasty and convenient this coffee is, especially when I’m on the road.” —Fara Rosenzweig, freelance writer