Outdoor Running

Ever since I ran my first 5k, I’ve been keeping up with running consistently. Who knew I could fall in love with an activity that I used to hate with a passion? Nowadays I try to get in at least 5 miles each week in between lifting and yoga.

I prefer running outdoors but I know a lot of people shy away from that in the summer (the heat is no joke and certainly feels like our bodies are working extra hard). Trust me, I’m one of those people who sweat profusely and turn beet red in the face when I run, so I know a thing or two about what that’s like. I’m going to share with you some tips that has helped me overcome my hesitation for outdoor summer running and tell you about AfterShokz, a wireless headphone that is now part of my must-have running gear. It’s perfect for people like me who enjoy blasting music during runs (hey, music is my motivation!). So continue reading and give these tips a try before you retreat to the treadmill!

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Hydration is number one when it comes to summer running – before, during, and after! Bring a bottle with you or run along a route that you know has water fountains. Look out for signs of dehydration which include dizziness, nausea, and weakness in your muscles.

2. Choose your time wisely

Don’t run during the middle of the day when the sun is at its peak. Instead, go early morning or late evening when the temperature is cooler. You might even catch a sunrise or sunset perfect for the gram!

3. Clothing choice is key

Stick to light color clothing and breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics. Cotton, linen, or synthetic materials designed for fitness is best in the heat. Ummm… I just gave you another reason to stock up workout gear (you’re welcome). I also try to wear as little as possible, shorts and tank top is my usual go-to. If you’re comfortable in a simple sports bra or going topless, go for it! A visor or hat would be handy too if you’re into that sort of thing. I personally look awful in it so I opt out. 🙂

4. Gear up with comfort

Besides clothing choice, your other running gear have to beat the heat as well! I used to run with my iPhone ear buds and they would fall out of my ears while I’m running or I would have to turn my music down for fear of not being able to hear oncoming cars. And oh my God, I think I have sweaty ears (is that a thing??). But I found the perfect solution with AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones. These babies are sleek, comfortable, sweat-proof, and they stays put! What’s even better? The open ear designed doesn’t block or cover the ears so I can still hear the traffic.

AfterShokz Wireless Headphones

5. Pace yourself

It’s not a race (okay maybe it is for some of you), but listen to your body and slow down when you need to. Take a sip of water, change up your tunes, and walk for a few minutes before you pick your pace back up.

For those of you interested in getting your own AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones, FitApproach is giving away a pair to one lucky winner. You can enter the giveaway on the bottom of this page. If you’re not feeling lucky and just want to purchase the headphones, they’re currently doing a promotion where you can get a stainless steel water bottle with your purchase. Use code SWEAT at checkout. Click to shop. I’ll be wearing them all the time, not just for runs!

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Headphones

Also Fitsters, please DO NOT forget sunscreen while you’re out there! I don’t have to tell you how important it is to protect your skin so do yourself a favor and apply that SPF.

Be sure to read my tips on running for beginners if you don’t know where to start! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of AfterShokz, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

3 Comments on 5 Tips For Outdoor Summer Running + AfterShokz Headphones Review

  1. I am so glad that you’re loving running now that you’ve gotten started, that’s awesome! Also, I’m a HUGE Shokz fan, they are the best running companion…and those black ones look so sleek!

  2. Great tips! I’m so excited about these headphones – comfort and ease is so key with headphones, especially when you’re getting all kinds of sweaty!

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