Category Archive: Gear Reviews

CTM Band combines multiple recovery techniques

As runners, maybe we just can’t help but be uncomfortable. After all, racing is an exercise is being uncomfortable. So when my sports chiropractor came out with a new myofascial release tool …… Continue reading

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