Product Review: AfterShokz Trekz Air

Disclaimer: I received a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Air to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!   After reviewing a pair of the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium, I was given the opportunity to test the Trekz Air – the newest generation of wireless, bone conduction headphones from AfterShokz. I was truly curious how they stacked up against the Trekz Titanium and I put them to the test over several weeks. The Features: Bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds A 20% lighter build than its counterpart A new organic design delivers increased comfort Complete wraparound titanium design provides a flexible fit for unnoticeable all-day comfort and stability OpenFit™ design ensures maximum situational awareness and comfort during long-term wear PremiumPitch+™ guarantees a premium audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass Bluetooth® v4.2 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing LeakSlayer™ technology significantly reduces natural sound leakage IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather Enjoy six hours of continuous music + calls on a single charge EQ presets boost bass and reduce...
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Product Review: AfterShokz Trekz Titanium

Disclaimer: I received a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!   I have seen a lot of fellow runners raving about the AfterShokz Trekz Titatinium on social media channels, so I was pumped when I received the opportunity to test them out. My current pair of wireless headphones have recently been giving me severe discomfort when I wear them longer than an hour, so I was excited to try a pair of open ear design headphones that don’t sit inside the ear canal in the hopes they would alleviate that issue. The Specs: Bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds Titanium wraparound headband is lightweight and flexible for durability and portability OpenFit™ design ensures maximum situational awareness and comfort during long-term wear PremiumPitch+™ guarantees a premium audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing LeakSlayer™ technology significantly reduces natural sound leakage IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather Enjoy six hours of continuous music...
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Running and Walking Safety Tips and a Knuckle Lights Review

Disclaimer: I received Knuckle Lights Colors to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! During periods of low light or darkness, it’s important to be safe and be seen when running or walking outside. You want to make yourself as visible as possible to vehicles and other pedestrians.  Safety tips for cyclists vary, so in this post I will focus on saftety tips for pedestrians. Running and Walking Safety Tips Wear clothing and gear with reflective details. Add additional reflective elements, including a headlamp, blinking taillights, a safety vest, and Knuckle Lights. Keep reading for my review. Walk or run with a friend. Carry ID and medical insurance information with you. Don’t wear regular headphones or ear buds in both ears, or use AfterShokz Trekz bone conduction headphones Stay alert. Be on the lookout for vehicles, people and wildlife that could pose potential threats. Knuckle Lights Colors Review With a focus on safety, I was excited when BibRave reached out with an opportunity to test the Knuckle Lights Colors. These small, handheld units slip over your knuckles and provide a wide beam of steady,...
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Race Report: Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!   After the 5k on Saturday, it was time for the half marathon on Sunday. This year featured a brand-new stadium-to-stadium course from the University of Washington Husky Stadium to CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks. I opted to take the Link light rail from downtown to the University of Washington for the start, since I only needed one way transportation. I showed up to the train station and let the first train pass because it was unsafely over-packed with runners. I waited for the second train and had to jostle my way for space. When we made it to the UW station, it also became an unsafe experience with so many riders spilling out of the over packed trains and flooding the escalators. Things were not off to a great start… I finally made it to the start line area with about 40-45 minutes until race started. This was later than I wanted to be there, but due to the issues with the trains...
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Race Report: Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle 5k

I returned to Seattle for my second visit of the year for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Remix Challenge. For the first time ever, the Seattle race added a 5k on Saturday so I got to participate in the inaugural 5k and earn some extra bling. My best friend met me in Seattle and ran her first Rock ‘n’ Roll race for the 5k. I’m hoping I have introduced her to the addiction of the Rock ‘n’ Roll series and that she’ll join me for more in the future 😊 The 5k took place outside of the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. Since we were staying in downtown Seattle, we took a Lyft to and from the race. I think this was a good choice and it made it easy getting to and from the race. Prior to lining up in our corral, I got to meet fellow BibRave Pro Justin of May the Course Be With You. I love getting to meet fellow Pros at races across the country! The course was out and back next to the Museum of Flight, which was flat and not very scenic. I also got to cross paths with another BibRave Pro and local...
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Adorable Adoptable: Fitz the Chihuahua / Min Pin Mix

This spunky little guy has stolen my whole heart, and I am sure he will steal yours as well! I signed up to foster Fitz and help him get through heartworm treatment and find his forever family. Heartworm disease is a non-contagious and treatable condition in dogs, so we are providing him the love and care he needs while completing treatment. Even though Fitz is currently undergoing medical treatment, he still is the spunkiest little guy. He loves Gracie and prefers to be glued to her side. They enjoy snoozing, playing, and doing zoomies together, so clearly he is very dog friendly. He walks well on a leash and can go for fairly long walks. When Fitz tires out, he is more than happy to snuggle up with his canine and human friends. Fitz is building his audience and is well on his way to being an Instagram star. Follow along his adventures at @fitzdigsdallas. Fitz is available for adoption through Dallas Pets Alive! To fill out an adoption application for Fitz, visit their website. All Dallas Pets Alive! adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines upon adoption.1

OOFOS OOmg Slip-On Shoe Product Review

Disclaimer: I received a pair of OOFOS OOmg low shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! I walk several miles each day with my cute pup, Gracie, so having a pair of comfortable shoes that are easy to get on and off is extremely important. I am also currently fostering a handsome young Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher mix named Fitz, so I find myself out and about several times a day and walking several miles. Recently I received another fantastic BibRave Pro opportunity to test the newly release OOFOS OOmg shoes.   The Brand: OOFOS was started by a group of friends that saw a need for footwear that could help those on their feet for long periods recover. The athletic and support shoe industry focuses on rebound and energy return; OOFOS focuses on absorbing shock and recovery. While OOFOS has had sandal styles available for several years, the OOmg model is the company’s first fully closed shoe.  The Specs: OOFOS are constructed from a unique and proprietary, closed cell foam named OOfoam. OOfoam absorbs 37% more shock than EVA, the traditional footwear foam. A patented...
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Race Report: Hot Chocolate Dallas 5k

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Hot Chocolate 5k Dallas as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! Hi, my name is Allison and I’m a chocoholic. Any event that rewards you with chocolate is an event I want to be a part of. via GIPHY I ran the Hot Chocolate 5k Dallas for the first time in 2015. I had such a great time, I knew I wanted to return this year so I signed up and set my first race of 2017. Since Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas this past November, I took an extended break from training and racing. It was only three months, but it was the longest break I had from structured training and racing in the past three years. I spent the time focusing on other life things – two biggies being that I moved and changed jobs. Good changes, but changes that I needed to focus my time and energy on. As a result, my training has been a lot less structured and I find myself working out when and how I want to. It’s a nice change...
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