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I’m Excited to be Partnering with Bombas

If you listened to Monday’s podcast episode with Greg Unger already you’re in the loop, but for those that haven’t I’m excited to announce that I have recently agreed to a sponsorship deal with Bombas!

Bombas

In case you’ve never heard of Bombas, allow me to shine a little light on the company and why I’m so stoked to be partnering with them.


I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that when I got into running one of the last things I was concerned with was getting “running socks”. I just kept using the same old cotton socks I’d been wearing for year, meanwhile I upgraded my shorts, shoes, and just about everything else I had that was running related.

Then one day, I decided to “try” some “wicking” socks, so I bought the cheapest 3 pack I could find at Target, because I couldn’t figure out why I should spend more than a few bucks for socks to run in.

Oh sweet ignorance…

To be honest, I definitely noticed the difference between the wicking socks and the old cotton stand bys, but I pretty much just assumed that any “running” sock would be as good as the next.

And I now know that I was incredibly wrong.

As soon as I put my first pair of Bombas on, I could immediately tell the difference. Not only were these socks super comfortable (seriously y’all, it’s like clouds have swallowed your feet when you put these babies on), but I don’t even notice my feet getting even a little bit sweaty when I’m running.

And I’m running in Florida, remember, where swamp foot is a constant struggle.

So what makes Bombas feel so comfortable?

A few things.

They put some serious research into creating the best socks imaginable for people leading an active lifestyle, from the type of cotton they use, to the y-stiched heel, to the built in arch support, and the invisitoe “seam”.

In short, they made sure they were making the most comfortable sock on the market, and I’m here to tell you Bombas hit it out of the park.

Bombas Socks

And while these socks are worth every penny (promise!), the reason that I’m most excited about working with Bombas is because they are a company that cares as much about giving back as they do about creating the best socks on the market.

In fact, the company was founded BECAUSE of a desire to give back.

Did you know that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters around the country?

Neither did I.

But when the founders of Bombas heard this little piece of information, they literally decided to start a company with the goal of solving the problem.

And, in my opinion at least, they go WAY above and beyond when it comes to giving back.

For every pair of Bombas socks that are sold, the company donates a pair of socks to a shelter in need.

To date, over 300,000 pairs of socks have been donated to shelters across the USA. Like I said, this company is all about giving back.

A quality socks for runners created by a quality company with the spirit of giving back. This is exactly why I’m so happy to have joined forces with Bombas.


So if you want to upgrade to the best running socks you’ve ever used, and make a serious difference in the lives of people in need at the same time, what are you waiting for?

Go order some socks!

Oh, and one more thing.

Bombas wants to give you 20% off of your first purchase, all you need to do is click any of the links in this post and you’ll go to a special page where you can put in your email address and they will send you a 20% off coupon code.

My advice, take advantage of the deal and buy some great socks!

 

*FTC Disclaimer-In addition to the monetary agreement I made with Bombas, they also provided me with 2 free pairs of socks so that I could try them out. That said, the opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone, and in no way are they influenced by anyone associated with Bombas. Seriously y’all, the socks are bad ass. Get some!

Why Do Dogs Make the Best Running Partners?

I am a huge proponent of running with others.

Yes running is a solo sport, but the communities of runners that exist in person at the local level and world wide via social media can’t be ignored. And there is just something about running with a group of people that helps to push me to run faster or farther than I could have ever gone on my own.

That said, the best running partner I’ve ever had has four legs and a tail.

There’s Nothing Like Running With a Dog

Dogs Make the Best Running Partners

Best Running Partners Ever!

I love running with my wife. I love running with my friends in the Pack. And I love running with strangers at at races.

But nothing compares to the joy I get from running with my dog. And here are 8 reasons why. Read more

What It Takes to Be a Great Half/Full Marathon Spectator (w/ video)

Gearing up for my inaugural appearance as a marathon spectator, I spent a good chunk of time coming up with a game plan for seeing my wife as many times as possible out on the course.

Needless to say, there were a few things that I wish I had thought of, but being a new marathon spectator, I simply didn’t know any better.

But now I do.

If you’re gearing up to support the runner in your life in a half or full marathon soon, enjoy my tips for being the best cheerleader/marathon spectator possible!

Can You Think of Anything I Missed? What Other Tips Should You Share With Friends/Family That are Getting Ready to Watch a Race?

Me and Junior Cheering for Mom and Watching for the Costumes!

Best Costumes at the 2015 Princess Half Marathon

Earlier this morning, my wife completed here 2nd half by running the 2015 Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World.

This was her first runDisney race, but if I’ve learned one thing from my 9 runDisney events it’s that there are always a lot of runners that rock costumes during the race.

And the 2015 Princess Half Marathon was no exception.

I wish I had photos of the costumed runners to go with this list, but I was too busy being daddy/cheerleader to take many pictures. I did get this one early on.

Me and Junior Cheering for Mom and Watching for the Costumes!

#AdiandDaddy

Adi does have my Altra hat on. So maybe she was wearing an Altra Ambassador costume to spectate in?

Anyway, here are some of my favorite costumes that I saw while we were spectating. Read more

Valentine's Day Gifts for Runners

The 7 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Runners

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, if you haven’t thought about what to get your special someone yet you’d better get on it!

If you’re spouse/partner/significant other happens to be a runner, why not get them something for Valentine’s Day that they will appreciate, a gift that blurs the line between running and romance.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Runners

Not sure what to to give? Here are 7 of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for runners that are sure to excite, in more ways than one. Read more