Stuff i wear, like OR recommend

This is a catch-all list of running, lifting, personal, clothing, or other items I am asked about often.


If you do not find what you are looking for on this blog, my Amazon, or my LTK page, chances are it isn’t something that is ‘linkable’ and/or is older and no longer available. Please consider not reaching out to ask me as I make this blog & all ‘linked’ lists as a kind courtesy to my community and to reduce questions about items I use. 

If you cannot find an item you are looking for or I own, I suggest simply typing the general description into Google and finding something similar! Such as:  ‘flower running hat,’ ‘black running belt,’ ‘Gortex trail running shoes.’ !

OR I encourage you to go to your local athletic, outdoor, or similar stores to try on items and find things that work best for your body size, needs, and preferences. Thanks for using any links and/or understanding not everything will be linked.

Lastly, as a general rule of thumb, yes, I do like any item I wear or would not use or recommend here. But recognize there are many great brands, items, products, shoes, gear pieces, etc., from many brands that may all be equally as good, and everyone has their own preferences at the end of the day! 


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These lists do not include paragon items, which I often wear/recommend for leggings, bras, etc.
See paragon favorites linked above or instagram for reviews for more details.

Other items


  • Prana
  • Fabletics
  • Buffs from Buff or from races
  • Aerie
  • Vuori


  • Blenders (my big across the face ones are blenders)
  • Shady Ray’s Sun Glasses
  • Suncloud Sun Glasses
  • Goodr


  • Arteryx
  • Patagonia
  • North face
  • Brooks
  • Cotopaxi
  • REI
  • Google: ‘(style/color/pattern) running hats’


  • These are not specific brands, I have random ones I’ve purchased while traveling but a few from REI.

Lifting Belt & grips

  • I use a 2pood XS and short belt
  • Alec smith grips (I’ve only tried these)


Regular Clothing

Unlike many ‘influencers’ I do not buy thing often enough to be able to link everything or specific styles. I try to buy staple items and re-wear them often. So I do not have a like it to know it or similar. However, you can find a lot of styles similar to how I dress from these brands.   Everyday clothing: American Eagle, Aerie, Roolee, Bohem, Loft, Madewell, Target, The reset, H&M, outdoor brands (prana, toad & co, outdoor voices, Patagonia etc), vuori and/or lululemon. Professional / nicer casual work wear: Madewell, the reset, jcrew, Bananna Republic Places I buy most of my jewelry: Target, Amercian Eagle, madwell. My glasses are from target, they are coach. ‘#5440 Blk amber gltr vasity strip’ They are prescription “Jeans & shorts for short girls with big legs”: Madwell, Abercrombie, Jcrew, Loft. Just get pants in SHORT and your actual size & they will fit your butt 😉 This may mean size up sorry!!! Wear a belt too! (I get belts at target, American Eagle or Madwell)

Outdoor gear

Below is a list of non-amazon sold gear I use (Patagonia or REI brand) OR if not listed here is linked in my amazon storefront under ‘outdoors’ or running which includes my favorite artyrx jackets and other items beyond what is listed below!


Non amazon linked outdoors gear items:

  • Patagonia women’s quilted crew
  • Patagonia Nano Puffy
  • Patagonia Cotton Quilt Pull over
  • Patagonai nano puff insulated
  • Patagonia fanny pack 
  • Rab womens zip up (hooded) 
  • Tent I use (REI)
  • Hiking pants: I do not hike in pants ever, but I do like the pants from outdoors voices I wear for a casual pant (RekTrek Pant or Zypher pant)
  • Backpacking: I have an old gregory 36L pack (no link).
  • Day hiking: I usually just use my trail pack, but I also have a 16L osprey pack (no link) & 20 & 30L ultimate direction fast pack
  • Sleeping bag: I have an old mammut 30 degree mummy bag & this bag linked here from REI

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