I’ve been running for about two years now. I started to get fit and lose the belly. A task which is ongoing and never-ending, so thankfully I like running. One of the great things about running is the fact that it is essentially a free sport. You don’t need to join a club or buy lots of really expensive equipment or even be part of a gym. It’s simply a case of throw on some trainers, open the front door and off you go.
Do of course keep in mind, for health reasons you really shouldn’t try to push yourself too much if you have not been recently active. Start slow with a light run. One or two kilometres is perfectly fine. I guarantee however that once you start to see the kilometres clock up you will set yourself targets like competing in 5k runs. I know when I first started running I insisted on having top of the range running gear and was probably quite brand naïve in terms of what I was buying. Over the years I’ve built up quite a selection of trainers, running tops, compression tops, running gloves, running belts etc, all from varying brands and varying price points. I learned quickly to go with what suited my needs best rather than be dazzled by brand marketing. The clothing range from Lidl are also in my arsenal and I’ve found them excellent.
So if you are thinking of taking up running, start smart about it. You don’t need to necessarily pay a fortune for clothing and accessories you may not use that much. Lidl have launched in their stores today (14th April 2016) the Crivit Pro range of men and women’s sports wear. They have everything from trainers to running belts, compression tops and shorts and socks. The price points are excellent which make them affordable for those just starting or indeed those who want to extend their running wardrobe. Trainers €29.99, performance shorts €8.99, performance tops €11.99 and socks €4.99.
I’ve focussed on the men’s range here but they do of course have similar for women and you can find a full listing right here!
*note this is not a sponsored post nor was I asked to promote the range. I actively run and am always on the look out for running gear. I tend to share anything running related which I think others may enjoy*