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Catch A Phrase and Hang On!

Mantras are invisible stimulants or peaceful reminders.

Mantra Ironman 70.3 run: "Move arms, legs will follow."

I chose the we move category for this post because when I first discovered the power of mantras, my legs were crumbling beneath my body while trying to finish my first Half Ironman.

These powerful little phrases have impact. Impact on attitude, focus, strength, and performance. How can just a few choice words create such a buzz? Read more

CEP Allsports Calf Sleeves

Skitz Pick

Call it “Spanx” for athletes!  I love compression gear!  I own compression shirts, shorts, capris, socks and now calf sleeves.

 I race in them and wear them to speed my recoveries from hard workouts.  The tightness feels like a massage while you’re working out.  Similar to taping, except without the restriction of movement, compression gear provides support in all the right places.

Available in white, black, red, green, pink, and blue

Where to buy?

To purchase women’s version, click here.

To purchase men’s version, click here.

Read more about CEP products and benefits of compression.

 

The Boston Marathon

Sometimes you have to rely on true grit.

Is the Boston Marathon all that it’s cracked up to be?

The medal is mediocre at best.  There isn’t even a granola bar in the goodie bag.  It’s expensive to participate.  The course is really difficult.  The downhills trash your quads just in time to need them to climb the Newton Hills.  The race begins late so you have to run in the middle of the day.  This year that meant running in 89 degrees!

Even so, you have one day of the year that every serious runner from every country wants to be in Boston, Massachusetts. Why? Read more

Nike Free Run+ 3

Skitz Pick

Gotta love the trend in color this year!  They are super comfy, light weight and more supportive than you’d think.  I bought the pink ones below and could stop traffic in these shoes!

 

Where to buy?

See more colors and styles at Amazon.com

Beware of the Treadmill

FIT can be funny!

This is a one word post.  OUCH!

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Thorlo Experia Running Socks

Skitz Pick

They prevent blisters, have cushion where you need it, and come in fun neon colors!

MY FAVORITE RUNNING SOCKS!

Where to buy?

Garry Gribbles or your local running or sporting goods store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon.com