Friday Five: Summer Favorites

Today I’m linking up with CynthiaMar and Courtney for Friday Five to chat about my summer favorites… running favorites that is!

1.) The Handy 10 by has become a staple during my summer runs.  I never thought I would be able to get used to carrying a handheld but I’m so used to it now!  The Handy 10 has even come along with me for a few races.  I really like that it is lightweight and stays comfortably in my hand.  Game changer with the heat and humidity this summer!


2.)  Nuun‘s latest hydration product to hit the markets packs a little bit of ENERGY!  It’s still the same great taste of Nuun but provides a little caffeine boost and B vitamins.  Hydration and energy are a great combo!


3.)  Block Island Organics sunscreen is perfect for me to wear to work and then on the run.  It doesn’t have a scent which is a huge bonus for me.  It’s lightweight, non-comedogenic, and water resistant.  If you want to give it a whirl for yourself, use code ‘lisaruns‘ for 20% off your order.  It is good through 08/19/2014!

Block Island

4.) has their fall line out.  Yep, I said it.  FALL.  Anyway, I learned about this awesome brand at the beginning of the summer when I ran their virtual race and the rest is history.  I now have four skirts and can’t wait to add more to the rotation.  Honestly, I don’t really wear any of my shorts anymore since I really love the length and feel of the Gym Girl Ultra.  The Gym Girl Ultra featured below  is one of their newest colors, Teal Heather!


5.)  Lastly, but certainly not least are my beloved Brooks Running Pure Connects.  I thought I could switch shoes this summer and that ended disasterously with some foot problems.  I immediately switched back and went out and bought another pare of Connects.  They must just work for my feet!

Pure Connects

What are your summer running essentials?  Any of these on your list too?


Disclaimer:  I am an affiliate for Ultimate Direction and Skirt Sports; the links provided are affiliate links.  All money earned via affiliate links helps support this website!  THANK YOU for considering making your purchases in support of Lisa Runs for Cupcakes!  As a Nuun Ambassador, I receive discounted product.  I received the Block Island Organics free of charge.  No reviews of these items were required. I just really enjoy them and they have become summer essentials.  Thanks!


  1. I love the Nuun tablets, I usually use watermelon or tea. I haven't tried the energy one yet!
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    • Watermelon and Tea are two of my favorite flavors for the summer months! I have a couple sample tabs of Nuun Energy. Shoot me an e-mail with your address and I will ship them to you!

  2. I'm loving skirt sports too, but I was disappointed with the ultra in that there weren't silicone grippers on the shorts, so mine kept riding up 🙁 I have the Jette skirt and love it although it is a smidge short…
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    • I actually really like that they don't have the grippers. I hate those things and find them uncomfortable. To each their own, right. I think I will stick with the Ultra because I definitely prefer the longer length shorts and skirts, especially in races.

  3. I love my ultimate direction handheld. Ran with it today!
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