Monday, December 1, 2014

Top 5 Stocking Stuffers for runners and GRAND GIVEAWAY!

So I've reviewed a lot of running gear for various companies some I liked and other I LOVED! It's Christmas time so that means that special runner in your life is going to need a nice running related gift to open to light up their eyes when the unwrap it. Here is a list, in no particular order, of my top 5 Stocking Stuffers for Runners of of all the gear that I reviewed. 

5.  Knuckle Lights
These are the ultimate running lights. You strap them on your knuckles and the night is yours. I really love how much they light up your path as you run and you are sure to be seen when running with a pair of them. Check out my full review of it here.

4.   Compact X-Firm Rumble Roller
This is peak marathon training for most of us, especially in the South, so that means sore muscles. I reviewed the x-firm compact model and boy does this thing dig right into the muscle where it hurts sooo good. Trust me, a good 20 minutes with this bad boy will have you ready to run like a well oiled machine the next day.  Check out my full review of it here

3.  The Orb Massage Ball 5''
Another great roller to roll out the soreness of all the running we do. This one is great for traveling when space is an issue. Check out my full review of it here.
2.  The Armpocket I-35
I'm a runner with some muscle on me so I've had a hard time finding an armband for my phone that actually fit my arms without cutting off circulation. The Armpocket is perfect for big arms and big phones with room to spare. It'll fit your large smart phones and your phablets. Check out my full review here.


1.  The FlipBelt
Ever put your keys or your phone in your pocket and try to run with it? Jiggle, Jiggle, JIGGLE!! Not with the FlipBelt. You pick the size right for your waist and stick whatever you want into the tube like belt, flip it over, everything is secure and best of all NO JIGGLE! Really a great product and its made it's way into my race day outfit. Check out my full review here
What are some running related gifts that you want for Christmas? Did any on my list make your list? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Have a awesome Christmas everyone!


3 of the great companies have generously offered to provide their products for a GRAND GIVEAWAY!! The Grand Giveaway includes:

1.  The ORB by Protech (ARV:$19.95)
2.  Rumble Roller Compact X-firm (ARV: $44.95)
3.  Armpocket I-35 (ARV: $44.95)

WOAH!!! Thats over a $100+ of running gear!  Please follow the rafflecopter rules by commenting, liking, reposting, etc...

This contest is only open to residents of the Continental U.S.A.

Good Luck, Merry Christmas, and Happy Running!!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

La Porte by the Bay Half marathon 2014: Race Report

What's better than a race report? Yup you got it! A video report so you can relive the race with me. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I'm throwing away all my PR's!

Yup, I'm throwing away all my PR's! A PR is a personal record for a certain distance that one gets after finishing a race.   These are times you set when you run your first race and try to bring down after each successive race.

Here are my PR's:
  • Marathon: 4:21:50
  • 1/2 Mar: 1:50:34 
  • 30k: 3:10:22 
  • 25k: 2:35:11 
  • 10k: 46:52 
  • 5k: 22:59
  • 4mi: 33:17 
  • 2mi: 15:20 
  • 1mi: 6:49
So why am I throwing away my PR's? Well the reasoning behind it began in May when I started having some serious back issues. It hurt to drive, to sit, to stand, to MOVE, and it took me out of any kind of activity for that whole month of May, the WORST.  It was a pretty awful case of sciatica and literally a pain in my ass. I saw a gamut of doctors, got me some pain meds, did lots of yoga and 5 months later things started to slowly get better. Currently the pain is off and on and much better than before so I decided to get my training back on track. Nowadays my average pace is in the 12's or 13's, with lots of walk breaks and I'm usually one of the last ones to finish at the group runs. I was getting down on myself but today on my run I decided to start anew by not focusing so much on what I did and start focusing on what I can do now. So goodbye old PR's you were fun but it's time for us to part ways. 

I guess I better schedule my next race because once I cross that finish line I'll have a new PR to beat. 

Happy Running!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alexander's Baby Shower

I'm going to be an uncle!!! So excited that Alexander will be coming into our lives sometime in November. He will be one spoiled little dude for sure!  Here's the video I took of his baby shower. Good times with my awesome family.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Santa Hustle 2012

Have you ever raced in a costume? The Santa Hustle Half Marathon is one of those races where nearly everyone is running in a costume since the race provides you with a Santa running costume with your registration. This was my first race to break 2 hours for half marathon and I had a lot of fun doing it. 

Check out my Santa Hustle half marathon gopro video below. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sabine Causeway 5k 2014

The Golden Triangle Strutters had a good amount of Strutters at the race and on the course to cheer on the Sabine Causeway 5k runners! I brought my GoPro out and edited my footage. Enjoy!
Join us on our runs every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm.
Its free and you get 15% off your yogurt purchases after the run. We meet at the Orange Leaf Beaumont location on Delaware and Dowlen.
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Who Says Running isn't any fun?

Definitely not me! I enjoy running and even though I'm on the injured list due to my back issues, I can't wait to get back into it. Check out the video I made "3 YEARS OF GOPRO Running" It's a compilation of most if not all of my races. I think it came out pretty good. Let me know what you think of it.

Happy Running!