Blogger’s Choice: My running technology

by Valerie Heruska

I started running (again) 2 days ago. I used to use my old ITouch2 and a pair of Puma Fass 550s. However, after a delightful visit to a wonderful store called Marathon Sports, located near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, I upped my game with my running.


1. The shoes: Saucony Omni 11 (in lime green). The Omni 11  features some of Saucony’s innovative technology:  Support Frame for overall support and stability in the heel and ProGrid™ technology (previously in heel only) is extended to the entire foot bed for a more seamless feel. In my honest opinion, these are the best pair of running shoes I’ve ever had. I’ve gone through a lot of brands: Nike, Puma, Reebok — but these are pretty darn amazing.

2. The clothes: I wear everything from Underarmour to City Sports. One thing I cannot absolutely live without is Dri-fit technology. I want to hug the person that ever came up with this invention because it’s pretty much the best thing ever. The wicking effect of most Dri-fit items rocks  as it keep me cool and dry in the spring/summer.

3. The tech: I run with my Iphone5 and I use the Nike+ app.  I love the app for a few reasons: 1) It keeps track via GPS and not a chip 2) you can send me cheers if I link it to Twitter/Facebook 3) It will sync with Daily mile/mapmyrun 4) It will have athletes tell me how awesome I’m doing and how I’m kicking butt 5) It will outline my running path and use GPS to map my run.

4. Social Media: Of course! How could I forget. There are support groups on Facebook for anyone who is looking to stay motivated and healthy during their workouts.  There’s the Student Affairs Health Pledge and  Student Affairs Runners. On Twitter, just search the #safit13 or #safit hashtags. There’s even a blog:


I’m always excited to see what they come out with next for running. If you’re running or exercising – what other tech do you love to use while you work out?

Blogger’s Choice: My running technology