July 15, 2013

Trying New Things On A Run!

On Saturday morning, I left the house for my long run with not one, but three new items to try out!  The first was Lock Laces which I mentioned on twitter after receiving a nice package in the mail! The other two items were a new Clif Shot in Mocha flavor with caffeine and a new running belt by iFitness.  
The Lock Laces were a huge success, in fact I have already been online and ordered several more pairs for my many different running shoes.  There will be a full review and giveaway on Wednesday so be sure to enter to win!

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I have steered clear of gels that have caffeine for a long time.  But the kind people at Clif sent me a box of goodies this week and a Mocha flavored shot that had added caffeine sounded pretty tasty for my run.  I took it after mile four since the weather was super hot and humid.  The flavor was wonderful and it had a great combination of chocolate and coffee, which are two of my favorites!  However, after about twenty more minutes of running, I felt weird, and almost as though my heart was beating a little too fast.  In the future, I will avoid the gels with caffeine which is too bad because this one was very tasty!

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The running belt made by iFitness is super comfortable and has ample space in the neoprene pocket for a phone, several gels and keys.  With a wide elastic belt with an easy to adjust length, this is super comfortable and did not move a bit when I was running. It is sturdy enough that I can hook on my dog spray too!  I only wish I had tried this belt sooner.  It will now be my regular running belt!

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Have you tried any new running accessories lately?  Anything you just love?
(Pam)

8 comments:

  1. I recently bought new running socks that I just love - they don't fall down and give me blisters like my old ones did!

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    1. What brand did you buy? We both love Experia by Thorlo. They provide great support and no blisters!

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  2. I recently tried Nuun (cherry limeade flavor) and LOVE it. I'll never go back to powerade zero again!

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    1. Lauren, I am in love with the Nuun cherry limeade. However, since it has caffeine I drink the strawberry lemonade most of the time!

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  3. LOVE Lock Laces! They're an affiliate of mine for my marathon charity - free shipping with TLT4C code and they also give 20% to my charity!

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    1. Oh I wish I had that code a couple days ago. After the initial trial with the ones they sent to us, I bought three more pair. Love them!

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  4. Glad you were able to try out so many fun new things! My latest fun accessory is compression calf sleeves - I wore them after my long run on Saturday and I loved them!

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  5. I haven't tried any new gear recently, but I am thinking about getting the Jurek Essential pack from Ultimate Direction. It was designed by ultramarathoner Scott Jurek.

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