Category Archive: Gear Reviews

Friday Five: Weird Things I’ve Used to Help My Running

There are no shortcuts to running — the most sure way to become a better runner is to, well, run. We’ve talked about the importance of #extrasalt to balance what you’re doing, from… Continue reading

Gear Review: Amphipod Xinglet Lite LED

Product name: Xinglet Lite LED Manufacturer: Amphipod Purpose: Making sure you don’t get hit by a car. Why you should buy it: Because you don’t want to get hit by a car. Seriously,… Continue reading

2016 Gift Guide for Runners!

Working on your own wishlist or searching for a great gift for the runner in your life? I put together a few recommendations for this year! Marathoner sweatshirt by Sarah Marie Design Studio —… Continue reading

Product Review: Hammer Nutrition Fully Charged

Product name: Fully Charged Manufacturer: Hammer Nutrition Purpose: Fully Charged is a new product from Hammer that came out this fall. It is a “pre-exercise igniter” that helps increase energy, endurance, mental alertness… Continue reading

SMDS: The Varsity Jacket

As you may recall, I have the honor of being one of the first brand ambassadors for Sarah Marie Design Studio. This is more than just a nice perk, though — I love… Continue reading

Review: Zensah Compression Ankle/Calf Sleeve

Usually I put off writing product reviews until I have enough experience with a product to feel like I can thoroughly evaluate it. But what almost always happens is that I forget. So… Continue reading

Product of the Month: Hammer Nutrition Recoverite

Each month I’ll be spotlighting a product that I rely on for my training and racing … and sometimes even life in general. I’m kicking this series off with my favorite product: Hammer Nutrition’s… Continue reading

Last-Minute Gifts for Runners

Having worked in a running store for five years, I know all about helping people choose gifts for the runner(s) in their family. Usually, I get to ask questions and pick something personal… Continue reading

Gear review: Nathan LightSpur & Black Diamond Spot

While I love the cooler temperatures that come with fall, I’m not a fan of the shorter amounts of daylight. It’s not even the change from DST — I don’t really care which… Continue reading

Winter Wish List

I should preface this post with this statement: I am a planner. This means I’ve already started my holiday shopping, not because I like it or because I’m one of those people who… Continue reading