I had a fleeting moment of self-doubt and panic this morning when I realized how many more miles I have to go in order to meet my year-end goal of 1,000 miles. I’ve run more than 500 miles already so I’m not sure why I panicked, but I did. I think it’s having a set number looming over my head that makes me clench up a bit. Normally it’s a good thing and I like seeing my numbers climb higher every day. Not sure what happened today! My challenge group pals made me realize I was being ridiculous. I’ve put my big girl panties back on and I’m ready for me. Beast Mode: ON!
My poor Little Bee had her 12-month check up this morning. If you don’t have kids, let me sum it up. Enter doctor’s office, have a nice chat about development and nutrition, child gets stuck with four needles, crying ensues and does not stop until child falls to sleep. The end.
It was so sad. Boo is great with shots. Even when he was a baby, he cried for a millisecond and as soon as it was over he was fine. Little Bee is dramatic. She literally just stopped crying seconds ago. Poor girly. Hope she sleeps it off.
Anyway, enough boring you of my self-doubt and vaccination filled morning shenanigans! On to the biggest and best part of today’s post — it’s REVIEW DAY!! Today I’m so happy to introduce you to my gal pal, Julie. She is an avid runner, having completed several half marathons, and is contemplating taking the leap to a full marathon this fall. I think she should do it, but she’s questioning whether she has the time available to train. Do it, Julie… do it. 😉
Our review is a tandem review today. We are reviewing two SureSport Athletics products. Julie tested out the running hat, and I tried out the tech shirt! Read on, friends. And then head on over to Sure Sport to see what they’ve got for you. (Hint: they have a plethora of new colors of calf sleeves, as well as new compression socks, and they’re launching new colors of arm sleeves.)
***These products were given to us by Sure Sport for field-test and review. The opinions below are our own.***
Sure Sport Run Dri Running Cap Review
I have been on the market for a running hat for some time. The hat I’ve been using isn’t meant for sweat-inducing workouts. It’s hot, uncomfortable and doesn’t wick the sweat very well. Enter the Sure Sport running hat! This hat is a winner. It’s made from a very lightweight fabric which wicks the sweat away so it’s nice to wear on these hot, humid days. It has fancy mesh sides which provide extra ventilation. The bill is long enough to cover my face and protect my eyes from the sun… I’m a glasses-wearer and don’t own any sunglasses so I rely on hats to keep the sun out.
|Julie showing off her new Sure Sport Run Dri Running Cap!|
Though it hasn’t happened yet, I can picture the bill catching in the wind if it’s a really windy day. The terry cloth sweatband absorbs the sweat and prevents it from running down my face and into my eyes. It also keeps the hat firmly on my head instead of riding up like my previous one does. It fits snuggly which is nice since you don’t want it flopping around on your run.
I highly recommend it! I just hope it’s washable since I’m sure it will be smelling pretty ripe from all this use.
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Sure Sport Run Dri Shirt Review
I received my awesome v-neck running shirt at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Expo back in May. I hadn’t really had a chance to try it out until a couple of weeks ago, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.
I was somewhat skeptical because it seemed oversized, even for the women’s sizing. My other running shirts are either cap sleeves, tanks or just a generally snug fit. The Sure Sport top is a looser fit, has regular length short sleeves (not cap), and though is a lightweight tech shirt, is just a touch heavier weight than some of the other tops I own. It is rather comfortable and I’ve enjoyed running in it. I’ve also sported it while playing outside with my kiddos. Who doesn’t love to wear running clothes all the time? They’re so comfy. 😉
What I like it for best is cooler weather. (Not cold, mind you. I loathe running in the cold. Just cooler. Like, in the 50s.) I tend to get very cold very easily. When it’s in the 50s it’s in that strange in-between temperature where you should wear a t-shirt but you could start off pretty chilly so you’d prefer to wear long sleeves. (No? Just me?) I like the Sure Sport shirt because the sleeves, while short-sleeved, are “full” short sleeve length (as opposed to cap sleeve) which keeps away the chill until I get going to a comfortable temperature. And it’s excellent at wicking away the sweat and keeping me nice and dry.
Bottom line — would I recommend the Sure Sport Run Dri shirt to a friend? Indeed, I would. Would I buy one for myself or a friend? I don’t think I would actively seek it out, but if I happened across it and had the opportunity to try it on I might.
|Sure Sport Run Dri Shirt passes the field test!|
Overall, the Run Dri Running Cap and the Run Dri Running Shirt are winners in our eyes. And having inspected Julie’s cap first-hand, I definitely agree with her review. It seems like a solid quality item. I may have to try one of those hats myself!
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As I mentioned above and in previous reviews, not only are Sure Sport compression products and running shirts/accessories superior, they are affordable and they are offering new colors and items. I highly recommend this company.
Have an awesome day, my friends. Peace.
What is your favorite running accessory to take with you?
My favorite accessory would probably be my belt. Then I don’t have to wear my phone on my arm or carry my keys.
What is your least favorite running accessory to take with you?
Least favorite would either be my hydration belt or my pepper spray. They’re both annoying but somewhat necessary.
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