Disclaimer: I received a pair of Ampla Fly Sport 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 and review races!
When a shoe that looks like this enters your eyesight, you cannot help but be intrigued by it. I may be no shoe expert, but I have seen enough in my life to confidently say I have never seen a shoe like this before.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll series of races will always hold a special place in my heart. That is because the 2013 Philly Rock ‘n’ Roll Half was my first ever half marathon. Having run my first 5K in June of that year I went on to complete the Half Marathon by September. It was a very exciting time in my life as it was the beginning of this running journey I have been on.
So I was very excited to run the 5K in 2016. I would have ran the Half Marathon again, however a friends wedding put a stop to that. So opted for the 5K instead.
My most recent runcation (as I have dubbed them) was my trip to Atlanta, GA for the Craft Classic Half Marathon. This post is not a review of the race. If you would like to read my race review, check it out here. Instead this post is about the weekend my fiancé and I had in a city we have never visited before.
We flew out Thursday because as she likes to do, she wanted to tour the city. In fact it is getting to the point where I think she forgets we do these trips for races and not just touring a new city. I say that because days before the trip when we were discussing our plans she said to me: “oh yeah, you have that run on Saturday.” Yes, that run is on Saturday…….you know…..the reason we are traveling.
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Atlanta Craft Classic 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!
Finally having run a half marathon outside of my home state I can now officially say I am on my way to my 50 Half’s in 50 States goal. This weekend was the Road Runners Sports Craft Classic Half Marathon in Atlanta. A race that celebrates craft beer and running. If you follow me on social media you know these are my 2 main passions. So when a race combines the two, you can bet I will fly hundreds of miles to get to the start line.
As a BibRave Pro you should know by now I run a majority of my races on behalf of the BibRave organization. I’ve gotten the chance to run in Buffalo, ran a race at midnight (plus my first back to back races) and am headed to Atlanta soon all because of this organization.
And now I get the chance to run on behalf of BibRave for a great cause. On October 23rd I will head to Winterthur, DE for the Run Inspired 10K.
Truth be told the summer racing months were barely existent for me. My last official race took place in the spring, and if you follow me on Nike+ you know my recreational running wasn’t that much more exciting either. I don’t know if I’d label it as a funk necessarily. I will admit the running fire hasn’t been burning as deep as it once did in me.
I still kept active during that time though, so I wasn’t completely sedentary. This year I joined a crossfit gym and have been doing much more of that. And each work out leaves me gasping for breath and drenched in sweat. So while many miles weren’t accumulated during the summer, I have still been keeping up with my fitness.
Disclaimer: I received a pair of Oofos Sandals 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!
It’s summer time, so that means one thing for me: shoes have gone into hibernation and it’s time for flip flops. I know I am not the only one who absolutely loves the freeing feeling of toes in the wind. So when a pair of Oofos Sandals found their way to me, I was beyond excited. My previous summer sandals had been worn for the last 8+ seasons and I knew they didn’t have much more time left, so these came at the perfect time.