In my years of trail running, cycling and hiking, I’ve come to appreciate gear that isn’t bulky or bouncy. If you’re like me, when you’re carrying something on your back or around your waist, you want a low profile design that conforms to your body and doesn’t flop around. Ideally, the contents inside the thing you’ve got strapped to your body won’t bounce either. The container should conform to the gear it’s carrying. And in my quest to find the perfect stretchy, conforming, non-floppy, non-dorky piece of carrying equipment, I’ve found that the Amphipod Microstretch Belt™ is perfect for carrying essentials during exercise.
I recently upgraded to an iPhone 5 and with the new smart phone I purchased a LifeProof frē case. I’ve only had the new case for a couple of months now. Hardly enough time for a true living review but I have formed some initial thoughts about this sleek black insurance policy for my shiny iDevice.
Whether you’re a couch-to-5Ker, a cyclist, a swimmer, an ultrarunner, or just an all around athlete you need energy. Most likely you’ll want your energy tasty and made with natural ingredients. If that’s the case, you need to take a look at Honey Stinger, a Colorado-based company that works wonders with bee’s gold.
To get your hands on some Honey Stinger energy foods you can A) hit up your local running store; B) order online; or C) participate in our #Anywhere5K Team Challenge on February 23 & 24 for chance at one of two variety boxes of chews or waffles. SaaaaWEET!
If you’ve ever gone for a run and come back all chafed than you’ll want to pay attention to the following giveaway news. For our November 24-25 #Anywhere5K Stache Dash and our December 29-30 Resolve to Run #Anywhere5K we’re giving away a BODYGLIDE® prize pack for each race courtesy of the fine folks over at BG.
The Brooks Cascadia series of shoes, the brand’s flagship trail runners, have been eating up miles in the dirt for almost 8 years now. In trail running circles everywhere, this shoe is touted as one of the shoes for anything off road. I aspired to own a pair for a long time but just couldn’t convince myself to drop the dough. For a while I ran trails in the Adidas Kanadia–a lightweight trail runner with great traction, a mud shedding outsole and light cushioning all around. I enjoyed the Kanadia for it’s agility and traction on muddy or snowy runs. The shoe has grunt. But when it came to running longer distances it seemed to lack grit (or, my knees did, rather). I found that the low amount of cushioning started to hurt on long gravel road descents or on longer, flatter, less technical runs. Enter the Brooks Cascadia.