Getting started
for your first 10km

Be sure to watch the video below, and then keep on scrolling to find the links to some of my product recommendations for the course.


Let’s get started. . .

Are you ready to take your running to the next level?

Let’s speak through a couple of important topics:

  • Strength sessions
  • Foam rolling & stretching
  • Hydration Nutrition
  • Reflective Gear

Reach out if you have any questions regarding any of these topics and we’ll be sure to help!

Versus Socks

Versus Socks

Versus socks are a personal favourite of mine, but I know we all have different feet. If you don’t get along with Versus then check out Falke & Ballega.

Sports Bra’s

Sports bras

This Shock Absorber is a bit on the pricey side, but I really believe it’s best to invest in such things! This is a favourite amongst the community as it holds everything in place with high-impact activities.

Cheyna Dot


Cheyna Dot allows you to customize certain aspects of your shorts and longs. Be sure to check out her website to see her beautiful designs.

Reflective Gear

Versus Socks

As we head into the winter months, I will demand that you please purchase some reflective gear. No reflective gear = no run! This is for your own safety out there on the roads.

Resistance Bands

Resistance Bands

I love my resistance bands from Body By Wild purely because they have silicone on the inside which means they don’t slip. It doesn’t matter which bands you buy, but try and make sure they won’t slip up and down your legs when you use them.

Cheyna Dot


Cheyna Dot allows you to customize certain aspects of your shorts and longs. Be sure to check out her website to see her beautiful designs.

Foam Roller

Foam rolling

Foam rolling is going to be required in your 10km training! Be sure to invest in one. Finding one with grids is not a requirement, but they do lead to a deeper massage.

Exercise Mat

Sports bras

If you don’t already have a yoga mat, and you intend on completing your strength sessions at home, then be sure to buy a mat for you to exercise on.

Esjays Shorts


Esjay shorts are great for people with bodies like mine. They tend to be tight around the thighs and too loose around the waist on pear-shaped bodies.

What is lovely about this design is the pockets and the silicon strip around the waist.

Decathlon Winter Tops

Decathlon Kalenji top

​These long-sleeved, fleece-lined warm running tops are the best! It took me too long to invest in one, and when I say invest, this baby will set you back a whopping R299.99. It’s a no brainer.

Winter Head Buff

Head buffs

​Keep your ears and your head cosy​.

Buffs are the best thing ever in winter, and who knew, but they’re great for pandemics too! 😛


Cape Storm gloves

​Running head on into the chilly air can lead to frozen hands. Consider buying some gloves to shield them in the chilly mornings!.

TS Tights for Women

TS Long Winter Leggings for Women

Often available on special, and in a lot of colours,  these TS long tights for women are a winter favourite. They have two panel side pockets and the waist band is nice and thick and although not tight, they’ve never fallen down.


Gear to avoid…

Safety light for running

Shoe lights

These lights for your shoes may make you feel like an actress in the movie Tron, but all they do is fall off your shoes. Rather invest in another form of reflective gear.

Cellphone arm band

Cellphone arm band

Rather consider a waist strap if you want your cellphone with you. These arm bands perish very easily and are prone to being sweat on. .  . a lot! They’re also extremely visible to people who could be looking to steal.



The majority of Fitbit watches are not equipped with a GPS which means they do not track you accurately. Almost every lady I have met who has started out with one of these, has switched to a Garmin.



Copyright by Running for Cake 2020. All rights reserved.

Copyright by Running for Cake 2020. All rights reserved.

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