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

Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones Review

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Two years ago I discovered my affinity for podcasts. On a lengthy road trip, Abigail and I cranked through the first season of Serial around Thanksgiving. On our recent move to Chattanooga, I discovered another audio drama (We’re Alive – a zombie apocalypse survival story with huge production value that I highly recommend if you are into that) that engrossed me and left me wanting more. I slowly began to listen to less radio and more podcasts on my daily commute to and from work.

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2Toms Sport Shield Roll On Review


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[NOTE: As of February 2017, I have been selected to be a brand ambassador for Medi-Dyne, the parent company of the 2Toms brand. This article was written in January 2017 and reflects my honest opinion and thoughts of the 2Toms Sport Shield product and Medi-Dyne as a company. 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.]

Chafing. Blisters. Hot spots.  They happen to everyone. Nobody likes them and everyone tries to find the best way to prevent them. Finding an effective product that keeps blisters, bloody nipples, and “chub rub” of the thighs at bay while being non-greasy, long-lasting, and convenient is more difficult than it sounds. I’m here to tell you that your search is over. 2Toms, a division of Medi-Dyne, has created quite possibly one of the best anti chafing products products I have ever found.

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Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix Review

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[NOTE: As of January 2017, I have been selected to be a brand ambassador for Skratch Labs. This article was written in December 2016 and reflects my honest opinion and thoughts of the Exercise Hydration Mix product and Skratch Labs as a company.]

When it comes to finding the perfect drink mix for my long runs, I’m a creature of habit. I like to find something that works and stick to it. When I decided it was time to switch to a new product, a slight bout of anxiety ensued. I walked into my local running store and aimlessly wandered the nutrition aisle. An employee could quickly tell I needed help and came over to assist. I said I needed a new drink mix for long runs. He immediately pointed me into the direction of Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix and I haven’t looked back since. Continue reading

SaltStick Caps Review

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Cramping is something I’ve struggled with in a lot of my races. It’s also no mystery that I’m a heavy sweater. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, I’ll find a way to sweat when I’m doing even the slightest bit of physical activity. As I was training for my first marathon in 2013, I began to notice salt stains on my clothes after a lot of my longer training runs. It turns out that not only am I a sweater, but I’m also a salty sweater. Cut to the marathon day and everything was going well until I started cramping up at mile 20. I made it to the finish, but I was marching a fine line of full body spasms and shuffle trotting. After that I researched some ways to fight race cramps and that’s when I discovered SaltStick CapsContinue reading