Category Archives: Gear
I do not where Mizuno myself, but if you are a fan of them and don’t mind older versions, then you should check out their outlet. Good prices.
Run long enough, you’re bound to experience it: Mezamashii. What is that, exactly? The word itself – Mezamashii – means “eye-opening” or “brilliant.” But, in the more soulful sense, it’s the euphoric feeling of a brilliant run.
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I am excited to bring you my inaugural review for a product I use. I won several pairs of yurbuds® in a contest so I was neither given them for review nor did I purchase them. I have used them for several months now and thought I would offer up my opinion. I also wanted to do a giveaway for a pair as well so that anyone with a desire to try them out would have a chance to. So without further ado, here we go!
The yurbuds® Ironman series sport earphones are designed to be used for what it sounds like, a set of earphones designed to use during exercise and/or sport activity. Yurbuds® niche in the earphone market is an earphone that is “guaranteed to never fall out”. They incorporate a twist lock design that is basically an offset rubber cap that you slide into your ear and twist into place, therefore, keeping it fit snugly in the ear while you are bouncing around doing whatever activity you do.
Yurbuds® come in many different models depending on the different feature beyond the standard twist lock design. Some have special coating on the wire which is a tangle free Kevlar® cord. Some have behind the ear loops for additional support. Some come with poaches to carry them in or some even come with a microphone for talking on your phone with.
The model I have been using is the yurbuds® Inspire Ironman edition with the tangle free Kevlar® cord. I had been looking for a good pair of sport earphones to wear while I run. Since I am starting to run between 5 and 20 miles on a given day, I needed something that I didn’t have to worry about fiddling with as exercised. Nothing bugs me more than having to fiddle with tech while I am trying to run.
I was very happy to have won the yurbuds® in a contest as it gave me a chance to give them a try without having to commit to forking over my hard earned cash.
Here is what I like about them. First, they are true to their word about staying secure in your ear. By far this is their more prominent feature. They stay put when you are plodding errr running along and they seal in your ear to keep the sweat out. A little story that sold me on this feature was when I was out running and my wife called me. I thought that it might be an emergency so I yanked my earphones out and answered the phone. After realizing she forgot I was out running and we hung up, I noticed the rubber cover was missing so I doubled back on the running path to search for it. After walking for about 5-10 minutes scanning the ground, I reached up and sure enough, the cover was still stuck in my ear. I have pulled the speaker out of its cover. Now that is staying power. I also enjoy the sound from the yurbuds®. While not an audiophile’s dream, they have a pretty good sound considering they are sport ear buds. They are pretty lightweight and they can be cleaned easily.
The only drawback that really isn’t a drawback at all is the tangle free Kevlar® cord. They do still tangle a little. Less than standard iPhone® ones, but somehow they always have a loose knot in them.
So from my perspective, I can clearly recommend yurbuds® as a great sport earphone. They have done me well and when they wear out or get lost, I will be looking to replace them with the same.
If you would like more information, peruse the models or find out technical details, by all means visit their website at http://yurbuds.com/
And now for the giveaway! Please use the rafflecopter® widget over on my Facebook page. One winner will be selected randomly.The prize is one pair of yurbuds® inspire Ironman series w/mic Model 10114 – color is white
And please take the time to visit my Team ASPCA fundraising page. While not required for the giveaway, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be raffling off a great prize pack sometime soon so please keep following.
Please go to my Facebook page and use the rafflecopter widget from there or click below to enter.
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One of the new things to come out in recent years is the subscription box. Basically it is a small box of sample items that arrive on your doorstep once a month for a nominal fee. There are boxes for health foods, boxes for make-up, boxes for pets and yes, even boxes for us runners. examples of these services include Stridebox.com ($15/mo.) and Runnerbox.com ($10/mo.). These subscriptions include items like energy gel, sports drinks, coupons, gear, nutrition bars etc..
I did join Stridebox last month and received my first box early in April. I can’t really compare it to the contents of a Runnerbox, but for the sake of argument, I would think it is similar. Items in my Stridebox included the following.
- Clif Bar Energy Bar – Mini Chocolate Brownie
- Clif Shot Blocks – Mountain Berry
- Hammer Nutrition Vegan Recovery Bar
- Hammer Lips – WinterMint lip balm
- Nuun Hydration Tabs – Cherry Limeade and Lemonade
- Barnana Chewy Banana Bites
- Action Wipes – Full Body Wet Wipes
- A cuff that lights up that you can put around your ankle or wrist.
I would estimate that it was around $30.00 in items and quite honestly, I will use every one of them. It’s a great way to stock up your cabinets for running at a very low cost. Plus you can try things that you might not normally. Hopefully the May box will be even better.
I’m all about clearance items, bargain bins, super sales you name it. I mean really. do you NEED to have the latest shoe? I don’t. Sure they may come with spoilers or super moisture wick 3000 uppers but I bet last years version will do you just fine. You want to save 50% more or less on your shoes? Check the clearance and closeout areas of you favorite brick and mortar stores. If you know what shoe you need and get them online, then you will probably find even better deals. Even the top shoe manufactures such as Brooks, Saucony, Nike etc. have pretty good deals if you look. Here are some places to get you started.
Pretty much the bread and butter of running is the running shoe. There are a lot of great ones out there. Wouldn’t you know it. As soon as I get a new pair, I get an email from runningwarehouse.com on a super secret sale. Offer ends Saturday April 13, 2013.