Running Products: Brilliant Reflective, pjuractive and BibBoards!

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.

Brilliant Reflective Strips

I generally don’t do a great job of staying visible in the dark. In fact, most of my running clothes are either black or grey. Doh! These reflective strips from Brilliant Reflective come in Iron On, or Stick On varieties, and also in multiple colors.

pjuractive 2skin

This is one I could definitely use. pjuractive 2skin is an anti-chaffing gel. I would be prone to a little chaffing, especially on longer runs. Just this morning I wore my new club shirt and my poor nipples have been sore all day. TMI?

BibBoards

These interest me. On one of my last races, part of the swag was a set of magnets to hold your bib. One of my magnets was broken, so I didn’t use them. A friend who was also running that race did try the magnets and regretted doing so. However, these BibBoards look like they would hold the bib securely. Anyone tried these?

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Screw It — Winterize Your Old Running Shoes!

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.

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