As part of my #RockNBlog training for the three half marathons, I decided to try a new shoe to see if I could fix the lower leg issues I've been experiencing. (I could also be better about my mobility work, but that's a lot of work and not half as easy as buying a new pair of shoes.) So I went out and bought a pair of Hoka One One Bondi 3s to try out. I've been fascinated with Hokas for a while and it seemed an opportune time to take the plunge. Unfortunately, while they are definitely a comfortably unique running shoe, they were not, in fact, the magic bullet I was hoping for. Still, I can feel I'm making progress with the lower leg discomfort, so maybe they've helped. A full review will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
How many of you have favorite clothes that have a broken zipper, and you can't get rid of them, because, hey, they're your favorite. FixnZip could be the solution. Laima has a fave Under Armour sweatshirt that has a semi-broken zipper which is usable, but hardly easy to use: the perfect guinea pig! The premise is pretty simple - most zippers are one of several sizes, so a FixnZip replacement is ordered according to size. The replacement zipper opens up to slide onto the teeth and is then tightened to the point where it all meshes together as designed. Really easy to use, though some adjustment was necessary. It would be good if they also offered different colors (at least black), but even the silver isn't too obtrusive. Works on anything with a zipper, including tents. I received this as a sample, but in my opinion, it's a good product and one I'll return to if needed.
A reminder, if you're thinking about running any one of the marathons or half-marathons in the international Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, make sure you use one of the many discount codes available through the RocknBlog group. My personal discount code is RUNWITHKOVAS, and that will get you:
- $15 off marathons and half marathons in 2015 (that includes Canadian destinations – Montreal and Vancouver)
- £3 (GBP) off International races
- **Does not include: Mexico events, 1-miles, 5k, 10k, Kids Rock, 2-Person Relay, or TourPass
- Expires on 12/31/2015!!
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