Island Feather Sports Yoga Training SetI'll admit, besides the obvious thoughts of technique and endurance, one of the first things to enter my mind when running and working out in general, is the fashion.  But before we focus on this drop dead gorgeous activewear set from Island Feather (swoon), let's just take a moment to consider a few safety tips to keep in mind, ready for when you're next out running off that triple-scoop salted caramel ice cream.  Mmm...
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Hydrate 

For obvious reasons!  Better yet, swap your plastic bottle for a stainless steel version.  At the very least, they look gorgeous.  At the very most, they double-up as a defence mechanism, at a time when you're unlikely to have much else on you


Phone 

Take out your phone when you're running solo.  Options include arm band, waistpack and jacket pocket.  It's also not a bad idea to keep some form of ID on you


Inform 

Let someone close to you know which route you're taking - and occasionally vary the route


Music 

I'm definitely a 'desperately need music' kind of runner (sorry!), and if you are too, be sure to stay aware of your surroundings.  If you find yourself off the beaten track, do without your headphones for a moment, or opt for a pair that allow you to listen to music without 100% blocking out surround sound


Light

Try to avoid running in low-light conditions.  You'd be surprised at how easy it is to trip over a large stone and find yourself with a knee injury for a month!


Alternatively, if you find thinking about solo running and safety tips to be one big headache, partner up with someone and run with a friend!  Motivation, conversation and company.  What's not to like?!  
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5 Safety Tips for Running Solo

Top - Medium Impact Sports Bra c/o Island Feather

Shorts - Yoga/Training Shorts c/o Island Feather

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Island Feather Tropical Sports Bra
Okay, so, say hello to my new favourite activewear set!  Not only is the tropical print completely fitting with the waves of heat the UK is experiencing this summer, but the fit is also beyond dreamy.  The sports bra includes removable cups, meaning you can workout and keep your chest.  Magic, I know.  Also, gotta confess to having a soft spot for short shorts!  Island Feather's training shorts combine flexible lightweight technology with a flatteringly thick waistband; which makes keeping active aaaall the more fun! 
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Do you have any other tips for keeping safe while solo running?  And I'd love to hear your thoughts on this tropical-printed activewear set from Island Feather!

With love,

Gabrielle x