Sunday, December 20, 2009

I Won!

For those of you who are not aware of Runner Dude’s blog, it is a very informative blog that provides information on all things running. Whether he is talking about training tips, interviewing celebrities, or providing many many opportunities to win free things, his blog is a daily stop of mine to get my runner’s fix. Go for the information, stay for the giveaways.

About three weeks ago, I entered a contest on Runner Dude’s blog and I won! Hooray! I scored a $25 gift card to RoadRunner Sports. I answered the question of what keeps me running during the cold. To not rub salt in the wounds of everyone who doesn’t live in Arizona, I picked a story of running near my dad’s house in Iowa:

My motivation.......Mostly, my motivation is driven by the saying "this will not kill me". No matter how cold it is, how deep the snow is (or WAS since I am now in Arizona!), it won't kill me. In fact, the faster I run the warmer I would become! If that isn't motivation I don't know what was. Side story... I remember visiting my dad in northern Iowa and going for a 15 mile run. Not only did my sport beans freeze rock solid IN MY POCKET, the water in my water belt froze completely solid without me knowing about it. The next day when I went for my recovery run, I made sure to tuck the water belt under my shirt.—Adam R

This week, I’ll be in Northwest Iowa running in weather that is supposed to be around 10 degrees. It won’t kill me – but I do think that I will need some sort of banana hammock to further protect my giblets. No one likes to freeze off the boys.

So, what to buy.... what to buy... I've always wanted to try some Roctane, so I'm going to pick up a 6 pack of that. It is a bit more expensive, but it has stuff in it that is supposed to make it better (horse steroids I think).



Plus, since I am going to be doing a bit more cold weather running (more on that later) I believe that I am going to pick up a pair of running gloves. I have sort of little girl hands and they get cold easily. I have eye on these Nike Lightweight Running Gloves. I'm still going back and forth between a lightweight and a heavier weight version. Look for a review on what I end up with shortly!

11 comments:

Pat said...

those gloves look much nicer than my white easter sunday gloves I bought at Target.

Have a great Christmas in Iowa.

Morgan said...

Congrats on winning! Woo hoo!

Perhaps you should invest in some goosedown britches to keep the boys warm?

Girly hands! LMAO! It was actually chilly out this morning when I went for my recovery run and my hands froze... when I got home I totally had the velociraptor syndrome going on. Gloves are good!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats!! That's awesome, happy shopping! I like the Roctane stuff :)

Jamoosh said...

I have a pair of Nike gloves - they did not hold up well. The Asics I bought - sorry, no model number - were well designed and seem perfect for cold weather running.

jeffg said...

Have fun up North. I have $1 gloves from Walmart that work ok around here. Thanks for the Runner Dude tip, I'll follow him because I'm a good running blog ho. Have a good holiday!

RunnuRMark said...

Nice prize...I'll definitely have to go sniff that blog if there's ample opportunity for free stuff.

I really like my glove system. I have a fairly lightweight pair of Asics that I start with. Then when it's really cold, I slide on another pair of fairly lightweight saucony gloves that also have the windproof mitten cover on them. If we're talking negative wind chills, I can even add a tight little pair of knit gloves as the base. Layers rock.

Razz said...

You posted this just to brag? Tis the season....

The Laminator said...

Hey, thanks for delurking and saying hi so now I can follow you too! How cool!

Congrats on your big win!

BrianFlash said...

I have some Reebok gloves that have been super durable.

As an aside - I'd go for the thicker gloves. As soon as the wind picks up, you'll want the protection.

Michelle said...

So what gloves did you settle on? I wear the fleece Nikes and I dig them so much. They have a cool little pocket for a key!!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Adam! Great purchases! I like the Roctane! Hope the gloves are toasty!