2Toms Stink Free Shoe and Gear Spray Review

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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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The Ultra Mindset Principle #4 – Have an Ego and Use It, Until It’s Time to Put It Away

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This article is part of an eight part series around Travis Macy’s book, “The Ultra Mindset.” Parts one through three can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Ultra mindset number 4 is all about me. Well, it’s all about you too. Mindset number 4 is, “Have an ego and use it – until it’s time to put it away.” Having an ego can be a great tool in your arsenal if it is utilized in the right way. The power of positive thinking can go an extremely long way in helping you reach success, but it is important to strike a balance between confidence and overconfidence.

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The Ultra Mindset: Principle #3 – Find Your Carrot

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This week’s post will discuss Ultra Mindset principle number 3, “Find Your Carrot.” If you haven’t had a chance yet, go back and read principle #1 and principle #2.  When I talk to people about my training and racing, I often hear them say things like, “I don’t know how you do it” or “I could never do that.” I usually go on to tell them that it doesn’t happen overnight, it is a process that builds upon itself, and that anyone truly could do it with the right amount of dedication and motivation. This week’s principle focusses on that last part: motivation. Continue reading