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Sony Smartwatch 3 – initial impressions


So, I have always used my phone for tracking my runs, but recently decided to branch out and see if there were better solutions, that still allowed me to track my runs the way I like (aka – use runkeeper.)

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Tagged with: GPS, product review, Runkeeper, Smartwatch, Smartwatch for Running, , Technology
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Product Review: Massage Stick Roller by Seek Gains


So, study after study has shown that massage is one of the best recovery tools after exercise.  It has also been shown in study after study, that spouses seem to be against runners getting near-daily massages from local massage studios.

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Tagged with: Massage, Massage Stick Roller, product review, , , Stick Roller, The Stick
Posted in Product Review, recovery

Traveling to other Gyms. Review of LA Fitness in Towson (435 York Road Suite 300, Towson, MD)


So my son had an extra practice this week, which meant Gym time!!! I decided to go try one of Baltimore’s other offerings.  First off this place was a royal pain in the butt to find.  It’s not that the

Tagged with: Gym Review, LA Fitness, LA Fitness Towson,
Posted in Product Review, treadmill run

Traveling to other Gyms. Review of LA Fitness in White Marsh (8221 Town Center Drive, Nottingham MD)


On Monday night my son had his usual Chorus practice.  In the spring, this means a nice run outside in Baltimore, sometimes through sketchy neighborhoods where people wonder what I am running from.   In the Winter/Fall, I’m not brave enough

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Tagged with: Gym Review, LA Fitness, , Treadill Run
Posted in Product Review, running, treadmill run

Stridebox Review – First Box


For father’s day, my family thought a fantastic gift for their Runner Dad, would be a running gift!  (Runner Dads are like normal dads… but cooler.)   After much research, thought and debating (I can only assume that part), they settled

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Tagged with: product review, Stridebox
Posted in Product Review, running

Product Review: Altra “The Instinct” Zero Drop.


Now, this review may be a bit different experience than some as I have been running in minimalist shoes for a while.  Max over at “Back of the Pack Max,”  told me that she loved hers from the first time she

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Tagged with: Altra, the Instinct, , Vibram Five Finger Bikila, zero drop running shoe
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Product Review: Runtastic (comparison to Cardiotrainer)


When I realized there had to be an easier way to track my mileage than doing it manually, I looked for apps on the Android Market (this was before it was “Google Play”)  I tried several, and ended up using

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Product Review – The Stick


So I got one of the “Stiff” sticks for Christmas from my darling wife and have mentioned it in many posts – yet I have never done a “formal” product review.  In case you are not a daily reader of

Tagged with: Calf Pain, Foam rolling, Mathew Nark, product review, self massage, The Stick
Posted in Product Review, recovery, running

Product Review: ifitness belt and hydration add-on.


So last August, Detroit Runner did a giveaway for an ifitness belt (edited on 8/15/2013 – the company name has changed to fitletic) which I was fortunate enough to win.  I have worn it several times on runs and in races, although

Tagged with: Hydration pack, ifitness, ifitness belt, product review, running belt, running product review, Water bottle
Posted in Product Review, running

Product Review: SmartWool Toe Socks


So, After wearing my black toe socks since I got them in May (washing them every night), They finally got a little hole in the heel. (Those Darn Socks!) I figure that I got my money out of them –

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