A few days ago, I received an email from an organization that is a partner charity for the July 4th Music City 10K/5K, Not Alone. I occasionally do some PR as a public service on this blog, if it's something I find interesting or it is something I can support. Not Alone is definitely something I can support.
While we don't have a history of belonging to the armed services in our family, and I personally abhor war, I try to be supportive of those that do serve our country. And, unfortunately, they often lack support when they return from service, though there are organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Not Alone, and others, who are working to alleviate some of the problems they face when they return from combat. Not Alone provides programs, resources and services to warriors and families impacted by combat stress and PTSD through a confidential and anonymous community.
If you'd like to support this organization by donating, you can visit their team fundraising site. You can also join the group on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
Out of the blue, a reader named Christa sent me a Top Ten list she had created:
- Vibram 5fings
- Assos Lady shorts
- Cobb v-flow max saddle
- Look Keo peddles
- Profile drink system
- Asics Hyperspeeds
- 2XU compression tights
- Profile aerobars
- Tilly hat
- Nike drifit cap
Nice list and it got me thinking about products that I always go to, whether it's running or cycling, hiking or camping. Below, in no particular order, are 10 products that I turn to regularly for superior performance:
- Sidi Zephyr Carbon cycling shoes
- The North Face Base Camp Duffel
- CEP Compression Sleeves
- GoLite Wildwood Trail Longsleeve Run Top
- Patagonia Baggie's shorts
- Patagonia Nano Puff pullover
- Gargoyles Striker performance sunglasses
- ISM Adamo Typhoon bike saddle
- RoadID bracelet and race cap
- Garmin 305
What's in Your Top 10?