Product Review – Turtle Gloves Turtle-Flip Mittens, Shell Yeah!

Hello, hello, helloooooooo. It's time for another product review! This time around, I got the opportunity to try some Turtle Gloves Turtle Flip Mittens. There's a backstory for this one. Last month, I lost (or misplaced) one of my gloves that I normally run in. With an upcoming 5:30am run on what was the coldest day of the year, I made an emergency run to find new gloves. I wanted mittens, specifically convertible mittens, but at 9:00pm beggars can't be choosers. Sooooooo, I got more gloves. Two days later (of course), I found the missing glove. That gave me 2 pairs of gloves! Shortly after that, I received word that I'd have some Turtle Gloves coming my way. My glove runneth over. Timing is everything. Even with plenty of gloves available to me, I still got pretty excited to try these out!

Product Review – Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist Light – Light it Up Up Up

It's Wednesday, but it's Friday! I've been singing Christmas songs all day long. It's a happy time around the house and around the office. I'm a couple of pounds up, thanks to less running and more cookies (thank you, Brooke). This month, I had the opportunity to try out the Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist light from Nathan. Lights are kind of a big deal this time of year, since the sun takes a break at around 5pm and doesn't come up until I don't know when. I've used headlights and lights that you carry, but never a light that straps to your chest or waist.

Product Review – NOW® Sports BCAA Big 6, My Intro to BCAAs for Endurance/Recovery

Happy Monday to you (or at least not super crappy)! I had one of those weekends where I blinked and was back at work this morning. That'll happen. On a good note, I RAN 13 PAIN-FREE MILES yesterday! They weren't REALLY pain free, but they were only the "regular" pains of a long run. There will be more to follow on that, but for now it's product review time! This time around I tried out a supplement called BCAA Big 6 (grape AND watermelon), made by a company called Now Foods. What are BCAAs, you ask? Good question. Before I was given the opportunity to try them, I had no idea. 

Product Review – Bedgear Galaxy 2.0 Performance Pillow – Cooler than BOTH sides of the pillow.

It's time for another product review. This time around, I'm reviewing the Bedgear Galaxy 2.0 performance pillow. Why do I care about pillows? The older that I get, the more I realize that sleep matters. It matters a LOT. I asked an elite runner what the most important part of training that isn't running is, and his response was sleep. I haven't exactly been great at this. 8 hours of sleep a night is the target, but I probably average somewhere around 6 to 6.5. My thinking is, if you can't get the quantity that you'd like, you better get the quality.

Product Review – Nike Pegasus 35 Turbos, You DO get what you pay for!

Happy Friday, everyone! As you know if you've read my blog before, I run in a LOT of shoes. I think it's important to have a steady rotation for injury prevention and to keep things interesting (you can read about it here, if you want to). I don't generally review all of the shoes that …

Product Review – I’m Attached to Detach (Coconut Water Evolved)

Happy Friday to you! This is fantasy football draft Friday, which is like a combo of the 4th of July and Thanksgiving. My co-workers and I are pretty excited. I'm going to be one co-worker short though, as my great friend and now running buddy Lil' Code is moving on to bigger things. I've been mean to him all week. It's how I cope. Facts about me...Things that I hate: Black Olives (any olives really) Pickles Coconut

Product Review – Oofos Sport Sandals, Riding On Cloud 9 (or Cloud 12 if your feet are my size)

Sport sandals? I had no idea there was such a thing, but IT IS. Upon further review, it turns out that not all sandals are created equal (although I knew those $5 Old Navy flip flops were pretty bad). I've had the some old sandals for quite some time (10 years, now that I think about it. Wow.), so the opportunity to test and talk about Oofos was a blessing to my feet.