Today calls for a 3.5 mile run at lunch and I downloaded 2 podcasts that I hope will keep me occupied. They are both episodes of the Freakonomics podcast. One was dealing with obesity in the US and the other one I can't remember. Speaking of obesity, look for a great guest post on that soon.
Anyway, my lunchtime running buddy is in Mexico on a mission trip, so I hope that will keep me occupied during the run today. I need something to distract me from the 107 heat index out there.
I have tried out a few things lately that I thought I'd share. **Disclaimer** I was not paid to write these reviews...they are my own opinion...insert legal jargon crap here*** First off is the ifitness Ultimate Race Belt that I won from Tall Mom. (pic stolen from the ifitness website...that's not me..obviously...lol)
I love that this belt has bib clips and places for Gu (when I get brave enough to try that). I have an ifitness belt already and have fallen in love with the comfort and the ability to carry my cell while on lunch runs. (my employees work through lunch and that is generally when they have questions....oh joy) You honestly never feel it. It doesn't jiggle, isn't uncomfortable, and doesn't ride up. This will definitely accompany me on my first half marathon.
I want to mention that I won a ClifBar giveaway on Christina's blog, so look for reviews on that coming up. Perfect timing!!
For those of you (like myself) looking for something to cool you down without feeling super guilty, the empty carton in my trash can attest to the fact that I am feeling some serious LOVE for Edy's Slow Churned right now. The chocolate flavor is awesome as is the vanilla bean. 2-3 WW points per serving. My kids love the chocolate almost as much as I do!
Another product that is back in my rotation (I think I've reviewed it before, but want to give it another one) is the Fuel Belt Sprint handheld. It holds 10 oz of liquid and has a pouch for ID, a key, or a pack of Gu. I tried to post a pic, but it didn't work. Oh well.
I love this thing. It's comfy in my hand, stays put, and I like that it's small so I don't really feel weighted down.
However, now I want something bigger. It's hot and 10 oz just isn't doing it for me. So....why don't YOU tell ME what you like. I like the way that the Fuel Belt one fits in my hand, so something along those lines is great.
While asking for recommendations, how about compression/recovery socks. I am looking at teh Smartwool PHD Graduated Recovery Ultra Light socks for recovery (b/c Runner's World gave them big props in this month's issue) and Sugoi R&R for race socks. However, could the Sugoi be good race and recovery socks? What kind are you in love with? Sell me on something, please!!!
Stay tuned for a giveaway coming up from Gone for a Run. (Did I mention that I love them??)
Hope you are all having a GREAT week!