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Final Update Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket

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Post-run on a mild SC day.

Late winter in Greenville, SC may just be the perfect place for the Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket. This jacket has it’s sweet spot in the mid 40’s and that’s about the average temperature around these parts this time of year. I’ve worn the jacket hiking, camping, running, working out, and around town on an almost every day basis. Click here to read my final thoughts on this versatile jacket.

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs – Photo courtesy of SAXX

I reviewed the SAXX Quest 2.0 a while back and really liked them. So we approached SAXX to see if we could review their a pair of underwear from their BlackSheep Merino Wool line up.  I was the lucky writer that was selected.  I am looking forward to this review – click HERE for my initial thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs.

Smartwool Backpacker 150 Tee

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I have worn the Backpacker 150 Tee multiple days a week for the past 4 months. Since my last post, I have continued to run, work out, and wear the shirt casually. Click here to see my final update on the t-shirt where I highlight some features of the shirt and draw some final conclusions.

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2018 Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

2018 Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

2018 Dahlgren Trail ½ Marathon Medal

This year marked the 9th running of the Dahlgren Trail half marathon.  I am still nursing an Achilles injury and can’t run, so I chose to the next best thing and volunteered. The Dahlgren Trail half marathon takes place on the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail in King George, Virginia near historic Fredericksburg and the Potomac River.  Click HERE to read my thoughts on this historic trail race.

Update Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

I have put over 100 miles on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack running and hiking since my initial review.  The pack has delivered with plenty of space to hold everything I need for all day adventures and has been more comfortable than I expected.  Durability has been good with the exception of a tear beginning to grow where the front hook connects the shoulder straps.  Click HERE for my full update.

Volunteering at an Aid Station at the Holiday Lake 50k

Volunteering at an Aid Station at the Holiday Lake 50k

The crew of Aid Station 3 at the 2018 Holiday Lake 50k

Holiday Lake 50k is one of the oldest ultras in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  I planned to run it this February, but an Achilles injury sidelined me for the race, so I volunteered to help with an aid station.

I am glad I did because I got to see the race up close, and my experience made me want to run the race even more when I am healed up.  Click HERE for my full thoughts.