Running is a beloved exercise and routine practice among millions of people, and for good reason. It’s one of the ultimate ways to practice self-care as it incorporates physical exercise, mindfulness, mental endurance, and a touch of spirituality, depending on your relationship with it. It’s also an activity that requires an extra element of self-care outside of the actual practice itself. Many runners quickly come to understand the importance of giving themselves some extra TLC both before and after a run in order to keep their bodies and minds in tip-top shape and ready for the next big race.
With that being said, we’ve rounded some of our favorite self-care products for runners in celebration of these amazing athletes.
Bluebird Botanicals’ Hemp Sport CBD Lotion delivers a delightfully sensational CBD experience. This bestselling lotion features warming-and-cooling ingredients like arnica, ginger, wild mint, and rosemary, all blended into a rich, moisturizing base of jojoba and coconut oil. Each 3.4 oz tube features 700 mg of CBD and can fit snugly into your running pack or medicine cabinet for convenient self-care.
Keep your body and mind charged on the trail with Nuun’s Endurance Hydration Drink Mix. This dissolvable powder blends right into your water and is infused with carbohydrates and electrolytes to keep your energy levels soaring
Being a runner isn’t just about exercise - it encompasses a much bigger mental and spiritual journey. Runners Lo and Ro had exactly this in mind when they created the Believe Training Journal. Designed to be much more than just a workout log, this exercise diary helps runners track their workouts to reveal insights about patterns and help runners achieve their biggest goals and breakthroughs.
This relaxing kit uses the power of essential oils and botanicals to help the body wind down after a long run. The kit includes a peppermint oil blend to use on the forehead, a full-body menthol oil blend with lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary, and a menthol-based topical ointment with arnica, peppermint, and beeswax. Plus, the whole kit packs up into a nice little pouch that can fit easily into your pack or even clip onto your belt for restoration on the road.
Who needs to spend big bucks on a masseuse when you can give yourself your own deluxe muscle massage? The Wave Tool is a must-have for daily runners to help counteract some of the strain on the body that running can produce. This tool provides muscle scraping and soft tissue release, incorporating massage and IASTM therapy for treating tense muscles, adhesions, scar tissue, myofascial restriction, and more.
Compression socks are a favorite among runners for good reason. This handy legwear applies therapeutic pressure from the bottom of the leg upwards to increase the flow of oxygenated blood to the entire leg and foot. Company Vim & Vigr specializes in creating high-quality compression socks that runners of any age and gender can enjoy. Their socks are made using a variety of materials and feature cute designs so you can feel fashionable while enjoying extra comfort.
This New York Times bestseller is a must-read for any endurance athlete. Author and award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson dives into groundbreaking research on the limits of the human body, and how the mind is often the greatest inhibitor to reaching peak physical performance. “This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.”