Friday, April 29, 2016

My FIRST Relay Run!

I'm pretty excited here, but I get to join in on my first relay run!

I know that they are really popular the last few years but none of my close friends are runners, and this lone wolf runner don't run with a group. So my joining in on a relay has always been slim. But I finally have gotten the opportunity to join in with one.

And its a pretty big deal.
United Relay is a national race going coast to coast. The run started out in Seattle, LA & San Fran on April 27th and is going 24 hours a day until they reach the east coast of New York on June 4th.

The race will take place on 3 coast to coast routes so people from nearly every state will get the chance to participate.

Oh yea, this run is also raising money for charities. I picked the Seattle Children's Hospital as my charity choice.

I got to join in and pick which leg of the relay that I wanted to run. I was the first person to register for the Idaho legs.

Now, thankfully a few others have joined in. I don't know who the 2 crazies are who are running 40ish and 70 miles before me, but big ups to them. This relay is supporting good causes.

The first person to register to run the stage gets to set the route and has to communicate with the runner before and after the stage to hand off the baton.

If you would love to join in on this, I would love to have you participate either with me - and keep me late night company - or run a stage nearest to you. You can view the routes and register here.

If you want to connect with United Relay, you can do so at their website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you would like to donate and help support my charity, you can do so here.

Have you signed up for the United Relay? Have you ever done a relay race of any sort?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Have I Told You The News?

In this past 10 months of being a running sloth, I have some good news to share.

I'm a Fitsok Ambassador!


Not only do I get to rep Pearl Izumi this year as a PI Champion, I get my favorite sock company to love on also!

I believe I was wearing the Fitsok CX3 during this run
When I first discovered Fitsok, I was training for my first 50K in 2013. I did a short little bloggie review of them then. And what is awesome about that bloggie review is that I still am wearing those same sockies today!

3 year old sockies and no I don't bleach
No holes or stretched out elastic or anything. I think that 90% of my socks have been Fitsoks since then, and with training for a second 50K and winning the weight loss challenge in 2015, my socks have gone through quite a few miles. I don't have a big problem with blisters (only with my Hokas I always got a blister on the same spot from the tongue on one toe despite switching shoe models many times.) So, I think that these socks have lasted this long is pretty sweet.

After wearing these socks for the past 3 years, my favorite is the F4 Tech for summer, although I wear the CF2, which are the ones above,  more then any other sock in my sock drawer arsenal. Totes recommend.

What is awesome is that Fitsok is available at your local running store, but they are also available online. You can connect with Fitsok on their website (and sign up for their newsletter for 10% off your next purchase) but they also have Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram too.

Fitsoks- have your tried them? What is your go-to sock brand?