Product Review: Shady Rays Allure

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Shady Rays Allure Purple Tortoise sunglasses 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! As a BibRave Pro, sometimes I receive really cool running/biking swag to test out. You get to opt-in to a campaign and see if you are chosen. It’s like being Charlie who finds the Golden Ticket in my mind. Pure elation and excitement! Whenever I see sunglasses campaigns pop up, I immediately count myself out, since I wear regular glasses … Continue reading Product Review: Shady Rays Allure

GIVEAWAY and Product Review: Science In Sport Isotonic Energy Gels Six Pack

Disclaimer: I received SiS Isotonic Energy Gels 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! Gels Are My Jam I’m totally Type-A when it comes to nutrition on the run. I’m a faithful gel-taker every four miles on long runs or during races. I’ve been told before that I don’t need to take in that many carbs/sugars, but it has worked for me thus far, and I’ve never hit the dreaded “wall” during a marathon. So take THAT, gel haters! … Continue reading GIVEAWAY and Product Review: Science In Sport Isotonic Energy Gels Six Pack

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! A few years ago I would often see a brand called AfterShokz pop up on my social media feed, touting itself as the “bone-conduction” wireless headphones brand. At the time I was so blissfully naive with my wired headphones and don’t-bother-me-I’m-fine-with-the-$20-cheapo-headphones-that-I-have attitude, that I filed the notion in the “meh-someday-maybe” folder in my brain. You see, I had gone through countless pairs of … Continue reading Product Review: Aftershokz Trekz Air

Product Review: Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro

Disclaimer: I received the Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro 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! Convenient, comfy, compact—all three words describe the Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro to a T! I had the honor of testing this product as a BibRave Pro, and using an Orange Mud hydration pack has been my dream for quite some time now. I’ve been using my Orange Mud handheld 21-ounce bottle on nearly all of my runs, especially my full marathons and … Continue reading Product Review: Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro

Product Review: WIN Sports Detergent

Disclaimer: I received WIN Sports Detergent 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! The Stinky Song For a little fun with this post, I searched the term stinky song on YouTube to see what would pop up. Oh boy, did I find some gems! Particularly, the Stinky Song here. Who thinks this stuff up?! Is he in my head?! He must be, because this is what I sing to myself on laundry day, particularly the Monday after a race … Continue reading Product Review: WIN Sports Detergent

Product Review: Boobs, Be Free!Handful’s The Closer Bra

Disclaimer: I received a Handful The Closer bra 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! See the smile on my face? That’s because I just recently discovered the most incredible sports bra known to womankind—Handful’s The Closer bra. I’ve never worn a front-clasp bra before, because I thought it would create too much bulk in the front or be difficult to close. UNTRUE whispers The Closer to my sweaty boobs, as I try to weasel my way out of … Continue reading Product Review: Boobs, Be Free!Handful’s The Closer Bra

Product Review: CEP Compression Women’s Tall Socks 3.0

Disclaimer: I received a pair of CEP Compression Women’s Tall Socks 3.0 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! Akin to seeing me wildly wrestle out of a sports bra after a run like my cat trying to escape the blow-up cone of shame (oh, poor Bartleby), you can often see me cursing under my breath while trying to take off compression gear. I understand that compression socks, pants, sleeves, and shirts are excellent to promote blood flow and … Continue reading Product Review: CEP Compression Women’s Tall Socks 3.0