5 Things Women’s Running Loved This Week
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Love Your Melon Beanie, $45, loveyourmelon.com
These beanies are becoming and more and more known for those cold-weather climates, and they are adorable! The mission and story behind the brand is something to support as well—50 percent of profits go back to help prevent pediatric cancer. And they are just so cute! —Recommended by Dorothy Beal, Mile Posts blogger and Women’s Running contributor
Muscle Milk Coffee House Vanilla Latte, price varies, musclemilk.com
OMG! Get your morning buzz with this tasty protein drink. I thought it was going to taste fake and chalky, but it was delicious and gave me a good morning jolt to kickstart my day. Can’t get enough of it. High in protein, low in calories and sugar, it’s a must-have drink. —Fara Rosenzweig, freelance writer
Oiselle Vigor Vest, $90, oiselle.com
My boyfriend says the other day, “That’s your new favorite thing, huh?” I wear this vest all the time. It’s lightweight so works as an added accessory over a warm long-sleeve or T, or it works as an added layer to block wind chill on the run. It’s perfect for San Diego, where it gets “cold,” but it’s still 45 at the lowest. —Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
Organic Girl Greens Juice Hint of Mint, $6, iloveorganicgirl.com
The refreshing green juice is light and fresh with only 45 calories per serving. I love the minty combo with cucumber, spinach, kale, celery and lime, and green tea gives it a little kick of caffeine. Did I mention how refreshing this is? —Nicki Miller, managing editor
Cotopaxi Luzon Connect Daypack, $65, kickstarter.com
This versatile, 18L pack already exists in Cotapaxi’s gear lineup. What makes this one special is that you get to customize it! You choose the colors for the top, bottom, front and sides, then an expert pack maker at Cotapaxi’s factory in the Philippines chooses the rest in complimentary colors for a truly one-of-a-kind design! Talk about a great holiday gift—your lucky recipient can design it now and then be thanking you again when they receive it in the spring. —Allison Pattillo, gear editor