Product Review – Knockaround Sport Sunglasses – A Bright Decision

Hello! I feel like it's been a long time since I wrote ANYTHING. Sorry for the slack. Summer is mostly gone, but we still have so many bright days ahead. Here I am to review some Knockaround shades! This isn't my first experience with Knockarounds (see here). I tested the Premiums a couple of years ago and was a pretty big fan. A LOT can happen in a couple of years and I'm happy to say that the Sports have a lot to offer.

The America Runs Virtual 5k – I’m a sucker for the red, white and blue.

Here we are...August. It's crazy to even read that. 2020 has obviously been a year like no other and most of us are ready to put up the holiday decor and get this one over with. Normally, I'd have run several races by now and I'd be itching to rev things up for fall. I've been in a rut when it comes to my running (which isn't ALL bad). I've wanted to get to work with track and tempo days, but the nice and easy miles are just so nice and easy. With nothing on the calendar, it had been too easy to just stay easy.

I was given the opportunity to sign up for the America Runs 5k and to be honest, the first reason I signed up was for the SWAG. I truly am a sucker for the red, white and blue.

Product Review – Science in Sport Hydro Tablets – This summer I’m HYDRO powered.

In today's news: Summer is nasty. We all know it. It always is.

Here in Virginia, I can choose between minimizing the temperature and sun exposure by running at 5:30am but with 99.99% humidity, or I can wait for the humidity to drop while hitting 95 degrees with a burning hot sun (oh, and it's still humid too). Pick your poison.

I'm what you'd call an efficient sweater. My work juices start flowing sometimes before I even START my run. After a few miles, I'm just about soaked. I sometimes like to run long distances, so hydration is KEY. That goes for before, during and after running. When BibRave gave me the opportunity to test out a hydration related product, I jumped right on it!

2020 Global Running Day – How bout a 24 hour relay?

Running has been an outlet for me for many years now. I can run alone to be with my thoughts. I can run with friends to share in deep discussions or endless joy/laughter. I can run easy to calm myself in stressful times. I can run hard to take out pent up aggression, or to see what I'm made of. Clearly, running is an important part of who I am.

Product Review – ROADiD Elite, for a little peace of mind

Hey hey hey! It's a Monday kind of Tuesday and there two ways of looking at it. If you're busy, you have less time to get everything done this week. If you're not busy, the weekend is closer than it seems!

Every once in a while, I try out a product and review it as one of the perks of being a BibRave Pro. I'm happy to review products for a couple of reasons: 1. It's fun. 2. It's cool to find out what is available to boost our quality of life and enhance our active lifestyles and then keep my friends informed about it. I'm so helpful. ­čÖé

This Week in Running – When a PR isn’t JUST a PR…

What day is it? Oh, it's Sunday. That's right. I'm glad technology is tracking that sort of stuff, cause we're losing most of our reasons to care about such things. I did go to church on YouTube this morning, so we're adapting where we can to the current situation.

One other way that we've had to adapt as runners is by coming to the realization that we aren't racing anymore for a while. I had big plans for Shamrock, but of course plans are changing. I decided to do the Dolphin Challenge virtually cause I DEFINITELY want to wear those awesome race shirts and I felt like I better earn them. ­čÖé

This Week in Canceled Races – Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Life Goes On…

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Telling the world your goals… Yay or Nay?

I think setting goals is a big part of being a runner. Sometimes the goal is to not have a goal, but even that's a goal! Putting your self out there and telling people about them is something that not everyone wants to do. The accountability of letting others know what you're going for can be a useful tool in training right and giving your best, but it can also add to the pressure to create stress and anxiety that you otherwise may not have had to deal with.

What do you think? Keep the goals to yourself or share them with others?

This Week in Running – Learning the true definition of hills

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I find myself sitting in a cozy chair with a cozy cup of coffee after a 7 mile run where my legs feel better after I'm done than they did before I started. I guess recovery miles or shake-outs are real after all.

Hill:

a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain.
an incline, especially in a road:This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill.
an artificial heap, pile, or mound:a hill made by ants.
a small mound of earth raised about a cultivated plant or a cluster of such plants.

Above is what I found when I looked for the definition of the word "hill". When it comes to running, I don't think that any of these accurately portray the meaning. I'll try mine:

The portion of a run where lungs burn, legs fatigue and goals die.