Favorite Running Accessories

April 7, 2017
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Whether you are an avid, every day runner or just once in a while for exercise, there are some running accessories that will make your run easier.  Each time I go for a run, I gear up with the same 5 things. Here are the five things I take on every run, long or short.


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There are an endless number of running apps.  From training to mile trackers and more.  Previously I shared my favorite free running apps, and I still use the same ones today. I like to track my miles, earn money for charity, and listen to music during my runs.


Speaking of music, I have new favorite headphones.  These ELUX from Specter Wireless are the best wireless headphones under $100. Specter Wireless, based out of Ft. Worth, Texas, created a line of wireless headphones for active people. They fit perfectly and don’t slide when I run.  I love that they are water resistant because I sweat quite a bit, and Texas weather is always so unpredictable. With the ELUX, I can control everything from the headset and don’t have to pull out my phone.  I can even talk on the phone through them!

Specter carries a variety of wireless earbuds as well, but I prefer the classic look.  I receive a lot of compliments on these every time I wear them.  They are great for flights and relaxing on the beach too.

Something that sets the ELUX apart from other wireless headphones is the 12-hour battery life.  They charge so quickly too.  Seriously y’all, check out their line of headphones and gab a pair.

Arm band

Since I can control everything from my headphones, I don’t have to worry about my phone, so I throw it on my arm with an armband. The screen is still a touch screen, so you don’t have to take it out of the band to use it.

Here are a few arm band picks for you.

Running belt

Last year, this running belt was on my fitness lovers gift guide and my sweet brother and sister-in-law got it for my birthday.  My shorts don’t have pockets, so this belt is the perfect place to keep my keys.  For longer runs, it stretches to fit snacks and more.  When the weather is nice, I run to the grocery store down the street, so I can store my cash and cards in my belt too.


Finding the right running shoe is important to protect your legs, feet, and knees and keep your run as comfortable as possible. Running shoes should be changed out every 300-500 miles.  Currently, I am wearing out my Mizuno Wave Riders with my weekly runs.

What are your favorite running accessories? 

I was given a pair of Specter Wireless headphones in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

  • Harmony, Momma To Go April 7, 2017 at 6:15 am

    I use all these except I have a run belt that holds my phone so no need for armband. I need new headphones! My phone ones broke and I am literally using a pair I snagged off a delta flight

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 7:55 am

      My belt holds my phone too, but I don’t like to keep it in there with my keys. haha. I’m a weirdo.

  • Emily April 7, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Those mizunos are so cute! My pair are seriously in need of replacement, maybe I’ll have to check out the ones you have at the store.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:02 am

      I love them! They are so comfortable!

  • Giustina April 7, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Your running accessories are so cute they make me want to start running! I’m literally sitting here thinking I might actually go change & attempt a run around our neighborhood. 🙂

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Thank you! I love when I get a chance to run the neighborhood.

  • Emily April 7, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I definitely need to get a running belt. My workout clothes does not have any pockets so a running belt would be very useful. I really like the wireless headphones.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Yes! It’s so helpful to keep all the little things in! These headphones are so comfortable.

  • Krysten April 7, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I wish I liked to run. Every year I say I might try but then I don’t. Maybe this year?

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:45 am

      It’s the easiest form of cardio for me. You can do it almost anywhere!

  • Janet Earling-Bencivenni April 7, 2017 at 8:09 am

    My must haves are pants/shorts with pockets for my phone and/or fuel (once I get to a certain milage in race training); lululemon are the best overall fit for me. I use Bose wireless headphones (they fit my ears better than any other) I only run with one in so I can hear what’s going on around me. Water if I’m going more than four miles, and my Road ID.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

      I do love Lulu. Those are some great must haves. I usually run with one in and out too.

  • Susie Liberatore April 7, 2017 at 8:41 am

    LOVE all of these. I love my apple watch too and some headphones for sure!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Yes! Apple watch/Fitbit/Misfit whatever you use. 🙂

  • Kim Airhart April 7, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Cute stuff!! I need to get back into running.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Thank you, Kim!

  • Charlotte April 7, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love all of your accessories! They actually make me want to go running! I love your headphones… and the belt–I never know where to store my keys when I hit up the gym for a quick cardio session and something like that is great. What’s the squeezy thing you have in it? Looks like some kind of protein drink but I can’t tell.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂 PS: i love that you can run AND make money for charity <3 That's wonderful! XOXO

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Thank you, girl! The headphones are seriously so comfortable and sound amazing! My husband thinks the belt is kind of dorky, but I love it! It’s so practical and holds so much because it expands.
      The squeezy thing is goo. It’s for long distance running to give you a quick boost of energy/calories/carbs,

      I love the charity miles app! It makes running so fin.

  • Beth Kondrick April 7, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I’m saving this post! I need to get a few things for running, especially good headphones and an arm band! Thank you for the suggestions!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Of course. The headphones are awesome!

  • darriyan April 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

    great post! Definitely saving it!

    Darriyan xx

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Thank you, Darriyan!

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health April 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    i use good running shoes and my phone. i could certainly use a good headphone,

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Check out Specter’s line. They have a ton of great options. 🙂

  • ShootingStarsMag April 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I’m not a runner, but I DO want to get out and walk more. Wireless headphones would be so great – love the look of these!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Thanks, girl! They feel great too!

  • Mai Lyn April 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    cute headphones! how cool that theyre also water resistant! I always wondered if those big chunky headphones slide off. I hate my tiny earbuds because they dont fit inside my little ears. Might have to look into this

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Check out the chunky ones! They are so fun and comfortable.

  • Samantha April 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I have been searching for a good pair of wireless headphones that don’t break the bank, thanks for sharing!!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:55 am

      These are perfect then!

  • Rebecca Hicks April 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I love that running belt! My SPIbelt is amaaazing- I don’t go on a run without it. And that is one of my favorite running apps… I love that it gives back to charity!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thanks girl! Yeah, yours is pretty amazing! Thanks TIU for introducing us to charity miles.

  • Lianne April 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I love the little belt bag, that would be so handy! I took up running a while ago but then when I moved areas all the paths were uneven and I fell twice so it put me off as I was scared of falling over again. I need to get back into it as it was a great start to my day.
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Thank you! It really does come in handy. Uneven paths are so dangerous. Try finding more solid ground and get back out there. 🙂

  • Amber April 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    This is a great list! I’m fairly new to seriously running, so I always love finding out what other people’s favorite running accessories are. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Of course! Hope you found something you like.

  • Yuen Mi April 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    That headphone is adorable. Need it!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

      I love them. They work great!

  • Akaleistar April 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I really like your headphones! Earbuds drive me crazy.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Thanks, girl! Check them out!

  • Chandler April 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I’m about to get back into running, so I’m saving this, pinning it and coming back to it over and over again as I gear up to start training again!! Thanks for all the advice and inspiration!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Of course!! Good luck with your training. Can’t wait to cheer you along. 🙂

  • April K April 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I need a new pair of running shoes soooo bad! I wouldn’t mind that running belt too.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Running shoes are so important. The belt is great! It holds everything!

  • Kathryn April 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I love the running belt! It is the perfect solution for pocket-less shorts! I definitely need one! Thanks!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Yes! There are so many great styles!

  • Diana Lucia April 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I love those headphones! They don’t look too bulky at all, perfect for running!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

      They really are!! Thank you!

  • Jessica Devlin Design April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Great list! I have a flip belt and absolutely love it!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Yes! Those are awesome.

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace April 8, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    There are so many good fitness apps out – it’s hard to choose the best one to use. I love those headphones. They are so sleek looking!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

      I know! There really are so many. Thank you. These headphones are so great!

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen April 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I need to get back into running. There’s an awesome running app on my phone, and I had no idea an armband was so inexpensive. Definitely going to check those out.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:03 am

      They are so cheap! I was surprised too!

  • Rachel Catherine April 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    You’re headphones are so interesting! I always wear ear buds but no matter what they get all sweaty. I’ll have to look into these ones.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

      They have earbuds too, but I like the bulky ones. My ears feel better.

  • Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial April 9, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Great list! I prefer my in-ear headphones, but these sound really great!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

      They are awesome and Specter makes in ear headphones too! 🙂

  • Sheryl April 9, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I’m having a hard time finding an arm band that doesn’t feel as big as my arm. I have smaller arms and I think that is part o my problem I still have the running belt on my list of things to purchase!!

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Yeah, that’s hard. My arms are super tiny so I like the adjustable ones.

  • Stacy April 10, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Cute headphones, I like how you can control things from them. I also like to use a running belt, I have the flip belt. I use it for my phone and keys.

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Yes! It makes it so much easier.

  • Jamie @ The Skinny Soul April 10, 2017 at 5:04 am

    I need to look into these headphones–I hate the little earbuds bc they always fall out of my ears, or kind of hurt after I’ve worn them a while. Great tips! And I love charity running miles. We should get a dfw team together 🙂

    • Jessica April 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      They are awesome!! That’s exactly why I don’t like the earbuds.

  • Helene April 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I will not run without my armband! Those headphones are so cool!

    xo, Helene

  • San April 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    That belt is great! I have one of those. Thanks for sharing the apps that you use.