December 11 2017
Our editor-in-chief reflects on the highs and lows of 2017 for runners and discusses Team WR's plans for the new year.
“The fabric of this tank is next-level amazing–just the right amount of soft stretch. I wore this to yoga, on a run and with a skirt to a dinner party all in one weekend. I guess that’s what they call ‘athleisure’? In any case, I didn’t want to take it off.” –Jessie Sebor, vice president of media and content strategy
“My absolute favorite recovery drink mix is INFINIT’s MUD—the name might be a little confusing, but it’s a natural powdered mix of ingredients such as flax and coffee that, when blended with some almond milk, makes for a delicious carb- and protein-rich way to refuel post-workout. Now, INFINIT has added seasonal MUD flavors to its lineup, including this summer limited edition, small-batch flavor: Coconut Mocha ($38.99 for 22-serving bag). It’s made with coconut milk powder, whey protein and chocolate, and in each scoop are 11 grams of protein and 20 grams of carbs, plus vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. The result is a creamy, slightly sweet coconut-y flavor that’s so satisfying after hot summer runs! The limited edition flavor is only available till the end of August.” –Bethany Mavis, managing editor
“When it comes to runner jewelry, I love it when there’s a meaning behind it that is special to me. When I saw this bar necklace (first, I love that style) offering coordinates for a finish line like Boston, I had to have it. Finishing that marathon meant that I truly had done the greatest thing in my book despite colitis, and since I’m not necessarily into tattoos (ha!), this is as close as I wanted to get. Love it!” –Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
“I try to avoid drinking too much liquid before I go for a run (who enjoys that sloshing sound, anyway?), but with the right energy drink, a little can go a long way. Such is the case with Revere’s new Pre-Workout Energy Packet. If you’re a tea lover, you’ll enjoy the peach flavor; if you’re looking for an energy boost, you’ll appreciate the caffeine that’s mixed in. This vegan and gluten-free plant-based blend comes in the form of a silty powder that you mix into a cup of water (12 oz. recommended) and uses nutrients from sweet potato, beetroot, pomegranate and green tea. I’d recommend adding the blend to your water a little at a time, so you can control the strength of the taste–just remember, the more you add, the greater the impact on your energy levels!” –Meghan Roos, associate web editor
“Love this towel! The Laguna Blue is super soft and lightweight, which makes this towel perfect to throw in my gym bag or take with me while traveling. It dries insanely quickly and doesn’t get that mildew odor smell if it sits in your gym bag when you’re at work. It’s machine washable and doesn’t leave those annoying little towel fuzzies all over the place. It’s a gym bag essential.” –Fara Rosenzweig, freelance writer