Alright, I have all kinds of stuff to tell you about. Bear with me as I squeeze everything into one post, so that every other post this week can be dedicated to my upcoming marathon… which is in 5 days!
Scott Lerner sent me a generous sampling of these sparkling botanical beverages to sample. Available in Awaken: Orange Maté, Restore: Pomegranate Ginger and Relax: Blackberry Chamomile, Solixir is all natural, sugar-free and caffeine-free.
I have a bad habit of cracking open a diet coke every day around 3pm when I need a little break from good old h2o. Solixir seems like a great alternative, promising to hydrate and nourish both body and soul without unnecessary additives. With a nutritionist and herbalist on the team behind Solixir, I’m confident that this product is good for me.
I enjoyed a can in lieu of my usual diet coke yesterday afternoon and it hit the spot. I didn’t even miss my caffeine and aspartame fix!
And how do they taste? I’m having a very difficult time describing the actual flavours in each beverage (I’m not the kind of person who can identify the fruity, nutty or woody taste in a good glass of wine – sorry!), but they are all light and refreshing with a distinct taste to tickle your tongue.
My personal favourite is Pomegranate Ginger.
I recently ordered a SPI-belt in the hopes that I could use it to carry gels and other essentials during the marathon. (I have decided to carry my 10-oz handheld water bottle and not wear my fuel belt because it drives me crazy.)
The “small personal item” belt promises sleek appearance, expandability and most importantly, not to bounce.
With an enormous colour selection, it took me a while to decide on black w/ turquoise zip.
I love how the pouch is itty-bitty when empty.
And here it is full of stuff. The fabric is super expandable and the zipper is sturdy.
I’ve had the opportunity to take my SPI-belt out for a few spins (crammed full of gels to simulate its use at the marathon) and it did not disappoint! It sits comfortably on my hip and does not bounce.
While I have read some mixed reviews (and Chic Runner prefers the iFitness Belt*), it seems to do the trick for me.
*Moments before publishing this post I received an email from iFitness in response to a request I sent a few weeks ago. I’ll be picking mine up at the marathon expo this weekend, so I’ll be sure to post a comparison review ASAP.
I’ve been on a mission for the perfect running bra for a while now. Moving Comfort recently sent me one of theirs to test out. The enclosed note and even the tag said it was a Dori, but in fact they sent me a Fiona. Oops! (I only noticed this when I wanted to include a link in this post and didn’t recognize the bra shown.)
What I like:
-super soft fabric
What I don’t like:
-velcro adjustable straps
-straps slipping off my shoulder (I prefer racer back)
Unfortunately, Fiona is not the bra for me. It’s designed for C-DD cup, which I am not. It was really comfortable, but the straps were constantly slipping off my shoulder, which is why I prefer racer back sports bras. I think the Dori would be a suitable replacement, so I’ll have to try that one next.
See what Runner Leana had to say about Moving Comfort.
Thanks for reading this LONG-WINDED post!