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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!

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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!

Should I Hire a Running Coach? (with Video)

Recently, a member of our Facebook group asked a question about knowing when he should hire a running coach.

As a running coach, I honestly feel like there is no “right time” for deciding to work with a coach. I think that all runners, from brand new to seasoned vets, can benefit from working with a coach. But it’s important to also realize that not every coach is the right fit for each runner.

So in this video, I go into a little more depth about helping you answer the question of whether or not you’d like to work with a coach.

And if you’re interested in possibly working with me, let’s chat soon!

Do You Think a Running Coach Could Help You? Why or Why Not?

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis is Easier Than You Might Think (with Video)

 

Instead of waiting for your feet to start barking at you, why don’t you try preventing plantar fasciitis instead?

Would you be surprised to know that plantar fasciitis is actually pretty easy to prevent, as long as you’re willing to do a few simple exercises a few times a week? Because honestly, that’s really all it takes.

Enjoy the final segment of the plantar fascia series, and if you have any questions about any of the exercises please let me know.

And in case you missed the first two videos in this series, here you go:

Are You a Believer that an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure When It Comes to Running Ailments? Why or Why Not?

Quarter Mile Repeats Meme

The Bane of My Existence

It’s that time of year again.

It’s the time of year that many runners (especially down south where summer is pretty much here) really start to turn there attention away from distance training and start to focus more on speed and training for the 5k.

While I can honestly say I won’t be running any 5ks this summer, I will probably join my running friends for workouts as often as possible, which means I’ll be running my least favorite workout before much longer…

Quarter Mile Repeats Meme

I Love Wayne. I Hate 1/4 Mile.

Do You Have a Certain Workout That You Hate? Let Me Know What It Is Below!

How Important is a Pre Race Warm Up?

Quick Tip–To Warm Up, or Not to Warm Up Before a Race?

Back in the day, if I saw someone warming up by running before a race, I thought they were wasting energy and hurting their performance for the race they were about to run.

Funny how things have changed.

I have learned through experience that there is an incredible value in performing a good warm up before a race, but I’ve also learned that the definition of a good warm up changes from runner to runner and race to race.

How Important is a Pre Race Warm Up?

Always Warm Up Before a Race

 

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