Tag Archives: trail running

Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Access 600

5k Finished!

I am always looking for new ways to carry gear and stay hydrated while running.  For most of my runs, a vest is overkill, but I still need something to carry my phone, a few snacks, and some water.  Ultimate Direction has a new line up of running belts called the Access 600 that I think will fill this need in my running gear quiver.  I will be reviewing this running belt over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

RunLites Sling II update

RunLites Sling II

RunLites Sling II

I have used the RunLites Sling II over the past couple months while walking and running on the Mississippi River Levy in New Orleans and while night hiking on the trails of Buccaneer State Park on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The lights have provided ample light for walking at night, are comfortable to wear and seem to have a pretty decent run time.   Read on for my full update.

Rhone Mako Shorts – Update

Rhone Mako shorts

Wearing the Rhone Mako Shorts while exploring Buccaneer State Park, MS

I have used the Rhone Mako Shorts for over 120 miles of running, hiking, weightlifting and overall outdoor use.  They are very comfortable and seem to be durable with no obvious defects or wear spots.  Read on for my full update on these fashionable outdoors shorts!

33Shake Energy Gels and Shakes

33Shake

33Shake Pre/Post Workout Shakes – Photo Courtesy of the 33Shake website

I have been running marathons and ultra-marathons since 1998 and I have refined my nutrition so that I understand what works for me.  This is a blessing and a curse because there are so many new products that launch each year to help runners achieve their best.  33Shake is one such company.  They make Chia Energy Gels and Pre/Post workout shakes.  I will be reviewing both of their products.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Yamacraw 50K Race Report Preview

Swag

Yamacraw Finisher’s Medal

In the heart of the Kentucky’s Big South Fork Recreational Area lies a trail race named Yamacraw 50K.  2017 was the 3rd year running and my first attempt at an ultra marathon.   33 miles through some of the most beautiful terrain central Kentucky has to offer.

Read the recap and my journey to ultra marathoner here.

Update Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Brief

April 6, 2017

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

At the Bald Rock Overlook Pinhoti Trail

I have done my best to break the Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs over the past two months with over 125 miles of backpacking, running and general wear.  They have been supremely comfortable, continue to look brand new, and for the most part are funk free for the first couple days of continuous use.  Read on for my full update!