Medi-Dyne Tuli’s Gaitor 3/4 Insert Review

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Runner’s feet are a funny and fickle thing. What works for one person does not necessarily work for the other, even if two people have a similar foot style. Sometimes finding the perfectly designed shoe for your pronation, supination, flat foot, or high arch still isn’t enough to provide you with the proper support needed to withstand the pounding of mile after mile on the pavement or trail. This is where aftermarket inserts and orthotics come into play. Tuli’s (a member of the Medi-Dyne umbrella of companies) has a product that just might pair well with your favorite pair of kicks to provide the perfect amount of arch support and heel cushioning you need.

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Prepping to Pace and Crew the Leadville Trail 100

leadville logo[Note: I wrote this article prior to the Leadville Trail 100 taking place. Unfortunately I was unable to post it before the actual event. So, I am keeping it written as is and posting it now. I plan to write a follow up article about how the actual event went and my experience being there. ]

My friend Andy is running in the Leadville Trail 100 mile race. He asked Abigail and myself, along with a few others, to help crew and pace for him. Abigail unfortunately had to decline due to her pregnancy, but I accepted his offer and request. In preparation I have taken a few measures to not only ensure that I am ready, but to also ensure Andy himself is ready.

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2Toms Stink Free Shoe and Gear Spray Review

Stink Free Spray Front[NOTE: As of February 2017, I have been selected to be a brand ambassador for Medi-Dyne. I have done my best to provide an unbiased opinion of this product. With that said, as an ambassador I have been given a discount code to share. For 20% off your Medi-Dyne purchase, use code ARM20 at checkout.]

So you’ve just come back from a run, taken your shoes and pack off, and put them in the sun to dry. The next day you go to grab them and sure enough they are dry, but they also reek. The stench of miles and miles of sweat, mud, gunk, and grime tends to cling and embed itself into the fabric of all our favorite gear. Well, those days are behind us. 2Toms has crated Stink Free Shoe and Gear Spray to eliminate the odors that cause us to curl up our nose, hold our breath, and say a little prayer as we wait for ourselves to “acclimate” to the very stench we ourselves were responsible for creating.

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2Toms Blister Shield Review

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[NOTE: As of February 2017, I have been selected to be a brand ambassador for Medi-Dyne. I have done my best to provide an unbiased opinion of this product. With that said, as an ambassador I have been given a discount code to share. For 20% off your Medi-Dyne purchase, use code ARM20 at checkout.]

Blisters, nobody likes them, yet everyone seems to get them at some point in their running journey. Many have written them off as a necessary evil with nothing to be done except suffer through them until they callous over. With the weather warming up and the sweat pouring down, wet feet are almost a given. Wet feet are a haven for blisters as the skin dampens and creates a prime area for blisters to form. The logical solution is to try and find a way to keep your feet dry. But dry feet aren’t enough to prevent all blisters. In fact, dry unprotected feet can be just as bad as they create a friction zone where the shoe rubs the skin and forms a blister. So what are we runners to do about this conundrum? Get our feet wet and we get blisters. Keep our feet dry and we get blisters. Enter 2Toms Blister Shield, a product that can help keep your feet dry and simultaneously reduce friction, keeping hot spots at bay.

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Medi-Dyne ProStretch Plus Review

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[NOTE: As of February 2017, I have been selected to be a brand ambassador for Medi-Dyne. I have done my best to provide an unbiased opinion of this product. With that said, as an ambassador I have been given a discount code to share. For 20% off your Medi-Dyne purchase, use code ARM20 at checkout.]

When it comes to running and training (for any event of any distance), most people know that they need to put in the mileage to achieve their goals. They need to wake up early and lace up their shoes or find the energy to get out the door after a long day at work. Another key part that many people often overlook (and I myself am very guilty of this as well) is putting in the proper work AFTER the run. I’m talking about stretching. There are several key muscle groups within the leg and foot that help propel us through our athletic pursuits. These muscles need to be maintained and cared for if we expect them to keep up with the rigors we put them through during our training. Medi-Dyne has just the product to make sure you not only give these muscles the attention they need, but that you do so effectively and efficiently as well.  Continue reading

Ultra Mindset #5 – Think About Your Thinking

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Most things we find ourselves doing in life can fall into one of two broad categories: those things we zone out when we do them and find ourselves just going through the motions, and those things we pay close attention to while doing them. Running is no different. Some runs are more exciting than others. So, how do you bridge the gap between the boring training runs and the exciting training runs all while making progress towards achieving success? Travis Macy’s Ultra Mindset #5 tells you to think about your thinking.

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