I am always losing my running sunglasses. Or they fall off my face mid-run and I come close to making an acrobatic catch, tipping them in the air, but never securing them, only to have them crash to the ground, leaving a scratched lens that will drive me nuts every time I wear them thereafter. Replacing my running sunglasses has become a neverending circle. I buy a new pair at each marathon expo that I attend, usually spending around $30 for some “cheap” glasses. The glasses I usually choose are sleek and lightweight. And boring. (more…)
I enjoy the solitude and sounds of the run. The sound of my feet greeting the road. My rhythmic breathing. The birds chirping. The rustle of the leaves as a skunk approaches my path. The car engine behind me that doesn’t care that I have the right-of-way through the intersection. I prefer to hear these things in time to react accordingly. I am not a fan of skunk-stink or tire tracks on my back. So I keep my ears free of obstruction. No earbuds while running for this guy. (more…)
Be safe. Be seen. Those are my two biggest concerns when I go running in the dark. With a full time job and kids in multiple sports, early morning or late evenings/nights are sometimes the only option for getting in my training runs. I have used a headlamp to light my way until I found Knuckle Lights. (more…)
I like to think that I have a discerning pallet when it comes to beverages. I can wax poetic about the citrus notes in a west coast IPA, or the earthy undertones in a glass of red wine. When I was sent a case of Eternal Naturally Alkaline Spring Water to test and review, I was at a loss. How do I review water?
It’s … uh … wet.
It has a pretty bottle.
Surprisingly, though, I have a lot of good things to say about Eternal Naturally Alkaline Spring Water. I enjoyed all twelve one liter bottles that I had the pleasure of trying. (more…)
I believe certain events happen in life for a reason, and the timing of which can dictate how you move forward. As I was starting to look at my 2016 running goals, I realized that I wanted to take my performance to the next level. And to do that, I need to focus on diet and get my weight down a bit. I have about 10 to 15 pounds I want to shed, in a healthy manner. Right on cue, I received an email from Aaron Summers of 1st Phorm, a diet and supplement company. He had seen some reviews I had written on my blog and wanted to see if we could work together to promote 1st Phorm, while at the same time help me reach my goals. Aaron is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Right away, I knew he was someone I could ask questions and not just get a sales pitch as a response. I wanted to find products that work for me and my lifestyle. And he wanted to help me succeed and share my story. The 1st Phorm philosophy really struck a chord with me as well.
“Never Settle!” (more…)
About a year ago, I started seeing products by Orange Mud pop up in my social media news feeds. They had quite a social following and some nice looking products. Water bottles, hydration packs, gear bags; all being used for various outdoor adventures. I though to myself, “I want to be doing outdoor adventures like that! I’ll need to stay hydrated!” So, I put the Orange Mud HydraQuiver Double Barrel Vest Pack on my Christmas list. Santa came through for me, and on Christmas morning, I was prepared for any and all outdoor adventures that came my way. (more…)