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.
“I take a spoonful of this after my runs; the taste isn’t terrible, and I feel like it does deliver an extra bit of energy. I always like when little supplements like this don’t have a horrible flavor, and this is a great addition to your smoothie too!” —Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
“I was not expecting to like using the FlipBelt. I’m a runner who hates wearing and carrying anything extra when I’m logging miles; in a perfect world, I’d run sans phone, watch, keys, jacket, etc. But this isn’t a perfect world, and for the times when it’s safer to run with a phone than without or when I need to juggle keys, cards, lions, tigers, bears–you know, the basics–the FlipBelt is really helpful. The first time I wore it around my waist, I was surprised that it didn’t shift around–it basically stayed glued to my middle as I ran, leaving my hands free as it held my phone and keys. This is a new staple to my workout gear for the days when I have stuff to carry and want to leave my hands free.” —Meghan Roos, associate web editor
“I’ve been using a racquetball to roll out tightness in my lower back against a wall. It just happens to be a PINK ball from Wilson, which is super cute and perfect for October, aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” —Monica Olivas, blogger at Run Eat Repeat
“Having really bad ankle pronation, these shoes are super supportive and comfortable without being super clunky. While they are perfect for blended workouts that focus on treadmills as well as floor exercises, I don’t know if I would wear them outside because of my ankle problems. However, if you don’t have any orthopedic issues, these shoes would be perfect for both indoor and outdoor running, as well as strength training!” —Laura Macchiavelli, blogger
“Clif Bar’s Iced Gingerbread bar is one of the company’s three new seasonal flavors (the other two are Spiced Pumpkin Pie and Hot Chocolate). Iced Gingerbread is one of our favorites, since the gingerbread taste is present but not too overpowering. While sampling this healthy energy bar, we pictured the holiday cookies promised in the wintry season ahead and started to feel like we were getting away with something. Fine by us!” —Team WR