As the weather improves I’m keen to spend more time outdoors, and indulge my love of active pursuits whilst exploring the UK – hiking, trail running, cycling, kayaking and simply lying in the grass soaking up the sunshine! My recent escape to the Forest of Dean was awesome, and I hope that there will be many similar adventures throughout this summer.
Outdoor exploration means decent kit so here are some of the products I’m loving at the moment:
Adidas Women’s Agravic Boost™ GORE-TEX® Shoe – These trainers have been on rambles, runs and even survived mountain biking through the Forest of Dean. They kept my feet comfortable and dry the whole time, even when splashing through muddy puddles, and have the most amazing grip from the rubber Continental soles.
Stance Run socks – Unfortunately I couldn’t make it along to the Stance Street Art Run in London, to celebrate the launch of this US brand in the UK but it sounded like a pretty great evening! They even had a graffiti artist who created a piece of art on a load of sock boxes, and were kind enough to send me a pair to try in one of the uniquely decorated boxes.
The socks are amazing- as soon as I put them on it was like my feet were encased in pillows, with compression in all the right places. I’m not usually a fan of the crew length, so will definitely be keeping my eye out for places that stock them in shorter and longer versions, and more funky patterns!
CLIF Shot Bloks – These are little chewable, 33 calorie cubes that are fantastic for stuffing in a jersey pocket when cycling or keeping you going during a run- plus they taste like sweets! And because they’re individual chews it’s really easy to track your energy intake during long outings and make sure you’re getting enough fuel.
I haven’t quite mastered the art of eating on the bike yet, but grabbing a couple in a quick break works quite well. I’m a fan of the Black Cherry flavour…
What are your current outdoor adventure favourites?
NB: These products were sent to me to try, but as always all opinions are my own and I am genuinely using them all in my everyday exploits!