Five Things Runners Can Never Have Enough of…

As runners, we can never have enough of several items.  One of my first fears is running out of any of these items.  If you are anything like me, then you have many items stocked and ready.

Five Things Runners Can Never Have Enough of...


I don’t think anyone can have enough underwear but as runners we definitely can never have enough.  The more underwear you have, the less you have to do laundry. It’s a win-win.


As much as I go through socks, I go through underwear.  I put on a pair for my daily run, put on a new pair post running and sometimes even put on another pair in the evening after a long day.  Sometimes I go through more pairs of socks than underwear!

running socks


Shoes are a hit and miss.  You can never have enough shoes that work appropriately for you but like many things shoes have a lifespan.  I would argue having proper shoes is one of the most important aspects to keep you running.  The most important takeaway is you can never have enough of the RIGHT shoe.  If it’s not the right structure for your feet, it’s a waste.  I’ve written about the importance of wearing the appropriate type of shoe.  I’ve also written about the importance of rotating shoes too.


Anytime I work out; I’m more hungry.  If you don’t have plenty of snacks for any and all occasions, then you are doing your training wrong.  It only takes a second, or a whiff of a good smell to realize how hungry you are.  (Warning: Don’t want through the mall after a run.  Auntie Anne Pretzels never forget).

Running friends:

Seriously who doesn’t want a plethora of friends to train, run and hang out with?  When you see them in nonrunning clothes, you will wonder who they are.  If one friend gets tired of you, then you have more friends.  Seriously, though, running friends understand good and bad races.  They know the ups and downs of training, they just get it.

running friends meme

Other blogging challenges I’ve written about:
One Mistake I’m Glad I made
Why Training for Shorter Distances Will Make You Better at Longer Ones
Deep Tissue Massages
Steps to Increase Mileage and Stay Injury Free
How to be a Better Runner

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Questions for you:
Fill in the blank: Runners can never have enough________.
How many pairs of running socks do you own?

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  1. Runners can never have enough GPS battery life! If my watch dies, I contemplate just turning around and walking back to the car because it won’t “count,” haha.

    1. It’s funny because for several of my goal races (including my first marathon), my GPS watch stopped working! 😭

  2. Perfect list but (warning: overshare) I don’t wear underwear when I run! I absolutely hate it!! But socks and snacks are at the very top of my list for sure 🙂

  3. Body glide.
    Bras (I don’t wear actual underwear for running, I figure it’s just one more piece of laundry!)
    Laundry detergent
    And your favorite shoes before the company “updates” them…

  4. Great funny blog,
    I have so many socks lots of shorts
    Also 3 Garmin watches.

    Runners can never have enough of WATCHES.
    plenty of tank tops and underwear lol.
    And 3 pairs of shoes..

  5. I literally have 6 pairs of running shoes right now. To be fair I’m only running in 4 of them and saving 2, but still pretty excessive. Shoes are hands down my favorite thing to shop for. But I’m also fairly certain I have more running clothes than I have regular clothes, and I literally have 3x more sports bras than regular bras. Oh and bobby pins and hair ties, EVERYWHERE.

  6. Runners cannot have enough body glide. I use that stuff on my feet to prevent blisters and around my sports bra line. Its a gift from heaven.

  7. Totally agree with this list! I am in search of more running buddies in Boston and really want to join a group. It’s tough training alone in the winter! Happy friday!

    1. That’s definitely true. Our Moving comfort rep always says you are supposed to have as many bras as shoes!

  8. Oh I love this post. For me, when running I can never have enough headbands (I don’t like having to wear the same ones over and over.. I’m weird), songs on my running playlist, and like you said- SOCKS! Haha I get so attached to my favorite running socks.

  9. Love this post!!! I have too many running socks to count! Runners can never have enough water!!! I am always so thirsty for hours after a run! I have to keep snacks with me at all times so I don’t get hangry 🙂

  10. I always buy more shoes and socks and snacks and I always make new running friends! I don’t wear underwear when I run though so I can’t relate to that one, I also can’t believe I am writing that on the internet!!! Also, I can never have enough sports bras

  11. I’m not even a runner and am so with you on socks and underwear. I wear thongs to the gym or out during the day, but I wear granny panties to work and to sleep. I also wear different types of socks to the gym, to work, and with regular shoes, and then I sleep in certain socks only. And when I did run, I actually preferred certain socks for running too.

  12. I am with you on the socks and snacks, for sure! I have no idea how many pairs of running socks I have – a lot.

  13. Do you mean MATCHING pairs of socks? Or do they still count if they both lost a partner so I put them together to avoid having to throw them away? 😛 I seriously don’t know how I lose so many socks. Where do they go?!!??!

  14. Love this post! I agree, especially about socks and snacks.
    I cannot run in basic everyday socks, and I feel like laundry is my part-time job.
    I really like thorlos.

    Well, I guess like underwear, I cannot have too many sports bras.

  15. I agree with all of these! So much laundry due to running LOL. Currently I’m training for a marathon so I’m also stocking up on PowerBar energy gels for my long runs!

  16. I love having multiple pairs of shoes to rotate, but they are always the same style/brand! Having lots of cute running clothes is also key to a good workout….at least that is what I tell my husband when another Lululemon shipment arrives at my door!

  17. I’m a little embarrassed to say I asked for new running socks for Christmas because I had been wearing most of mine since I started running in 2010 & they were a little, uh, disgusting. But as far as running socks go, I probably only have 6-8 pairs, so I definitely have to make sure they get in the wash each week!

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