Running Into The New Year

The new year is the perfect time to make positive life changes. Some people may be looking to start a new running regimen, while others are looking to take their current running game to the next level. Improve your runs this year with these tips for running and the gear that will get you there.

Stay Hydrated

One of the most important things you can do as a runner and in general is to stay hydrated. The longer you run, the higher the chance you will need water. The only problem is that running with a traditional water bottle in hand is cumbersome and can actually throw off your posture and cause injury. Our FlipBelt Arc water bottle is designed to fit in the FlipBelt so you can easily access water when needed and forget about it when you don't. The bottles have a slight curve, so they fit comfortably on your hip or wherever feels the most comfortable for you and come in six and eleven-ounce options for your hydration needs.

Dress for Success

A major deterrent for many people starting a running program is not having the right clothes. Uncomfortable clothes can make running less enjoyable and can even cause injury. Runners still learning what they like will love our traditional shorts for men and women. These shorts have all the features you would expect from FlipBelt products, but they are also built with comfort and safety in mind. The premium moisture-wicking, anti-friction fabric keeps your skin free from chafing. Additionally, the fabric is antimicrobial, so your shorts stay fresher for longer.

Make a Plan and Stick to It

Making a plan and trying to reach your goals each week is the recipe for success. Write down what you want to accomplish, whether it is a distance or speed goal, and take steps to try to reach those goals each week. You'll find that the more goals you reach, the more motivation you will have to push yourself further.

Be Prepared

A lot can happen on the run, and you never know what you will run into while you're out. The last thing you want to be is stuck miles from home without items you need for safety and comfort. It's impossible to run with everything you might need in your hands, so you'll want the new FlipBelt Air, which improves our already excellent Classic FlipBelt. The FlipBelt Air allows you to carry things with you, like a phone or cards you may need along the way. If you have many small items that you want to keep safer, our Lite Wallet is another option. This small, lightweight option easily attaches to your FlipBelt, so you don't need to worry about it falling out of your pocket while you run.

Don't Be Too Hard on Yourself

Running is exhilarating, rewarding, and healthy but it can also be challenging. If you find yourself getting derailed, don't be too hard on yourself. Even the most dedicated runners have hiccups every once in a while. Try to identify any obstacles that are hindering your progress and create an action plan to conquer them. Do not let a bad day, week, or month prevent you from reaching your long-term goals.

The Right Tools Always Make the Job Easier

The best tools you can have are mental toughness and willpower, but it doesn't hurt to have a few gadgets in your corner, either. FlipBelt's products are all designed to get the most out of every run by allowing you to bring with you everything you need for safety and success. For more ideas on creating resolutions and running into the new year, check out our suggestions here. If you have any questions about our products or how to order them to set yourself up for a successful new year, reach out to us, we'd love to help.

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