Disclaimer: I received pjuractive 2skin products 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!
Hands up — who likes a bit of chafing? Anyone? No?
Didn’t think so. No-one likes that. So when the opportunity arose to test an anti-chafing solution, called 2skin from pjuractive, I quickly volunteered.
Fortunately, I don’t experience chafing on a regular basis, and while that’s a blessing it also has a undesired side effect — unpreparedness! So when chafing hits unexpectedly, it can leave me hurting for a day or two.
Continue reading “2skin, or not 2skin: that is the question!”
So, it’s January and you may have decided to start running as one of your New Year resolutions. Heck, you might even have stuck to it — keep it up! Or you might be a seasoned runner who’s taken only a few rest days in the last few years. Well, for you and everyone in between, here’s some running products I’ve come across recently that you may find useful.
Continue reading “Running Products: Brilliant Reflective, pjuractive and BibBoards!”
In 2017, I logged a total of 1132.5 miles. That’s an average of 94 miles a month, or 22 miles a week, or a 5K every single day!
I ran a total of 226 times. This means every time I left for a run, I ran an average of 5 miles.
It’s weird now as a runner, that being sick is worse because I can’t get out to run. I was out sick and unable to run for 21 days in 2017.
All of that running took 184 hours and 7 mins, which means my average pace was around 9.45/mi — this includes road, trail, stroller runs etc.
Continue reading “2017 in Running”
I was listening to a recent BibRave podcast and they were talking about a DIY hack to winterize your (old) running shoes. The trick involves screwing a number of sheet metal screws into the soles of your shoes to provide better traction on hard packed snow and ice. What a neat idea!!
So I did a bit of research online and found the following video which explains what to do.
I couldn’t work out why Liz wasn’t keen on me trying this out over the holidays and winterizing an old pair of Hoka Cliftons. It seemed like a no-brainer to me. I was planning to order the screws on Amazon to have everything I needed.
It all became clear on Christmas morning when I opened a set of YakTrax! She’s the best. I’ll just have to tuck this idea away for another time — like when I wear out the YakTrax.
I came across a website that can covert your GPS running data into Google Street View Hyperlapses. I exported a GPX file from my morning run and produced the video above.
The website currently doesn’t support downloading your finished hyperlapse, so I had to perform the following steps to achieve this.
- Uploaded my GPX to gpxhyperlapse.com and adjusted the settings until satisfied with the output speed and frames.
- Add the Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder extension to Chrome.
- Started screen recording and downloaded the finished video. It was in .webm format which I’d never heard of.
- Used an online video editor to crop the video to the frame size (removing rest of browser window, etc.).
- Converted to mp4, and uploaded to YouTube.
In other words, quite an effort really, but interesting all the same.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas weekend and enjoys some quality time with friends and family. Rest, rest and more rest. That’s my plan for the next week. Of course, a little running will be woven in here and there!
Here’s a wee video I recorded over six years ago now! How time flies! Enjoy!
“Disclaimer: I received free entry to Hot Chocolate 15k Charlotte 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 just signed up for the Hot Chocolate 15k in Charlotte, NC — my first race as a BibRave Pro! For those not familiar with BibRave, it’s a website where you can find and write race reviews.
As a BibRave Pro (Ambassador), I get to fuel my running passion by participating in races and reviewing running related products and then telling everyone about it!!
The Hot Chocolate race series is hosted in cities all over the country and they offer both 5k and 15k races. I have signed up for the 15k (just under 10 miles) and will be running through the streets of Charlotte on 10th Feb 2018.
Continue reading “Added: Hot Chocolate 15k – Charlotte, NC”