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Running Buddies And Benefits

What to expect with running buddies and its benefits?

We run anytime, we bring whom we can get into a run, a runner or a non-runner!

Going to make a phase backward scenario in dealing with running buddies. 🙂 And here’s one a not understated, roughly to expect with a non-runner buddy.

Scenario: It’s for your own good, you won’t know it that you’ve run that far, it won’t keep us long and will never hurt you even the slightest. There’s no chance at all! You’ll feel great more than you’ve known, look at me!

Running Neighbor Suspect

Gladly, there are runners everywhere, all you have to do is to make advertisement – “running partner wanted” or you could look into running buddy apps which you can find a running partner near you.

Here, you don’t have to deal so much drama, all you have to do is set date and time and everything goes well. Unfortunately, never expect too much of them. They might not be your usual type of a running buddy. If ever, you weren’t much of help to them too. Being a jerk gloat or making yourself proud, being too conceited is boring. You know what I mean!

Whom to choose?

Slow running buddy keeping yourself as if you’re doing it for them or you are just too shy to admit that you are slow. Come on! How can you take a bigger leap for yourself if you yourself afraid of it! Or choose the faster one which you could make yourself a bet if you can pass over your running buddy or not. And it would be a big success if it is, right?! But keep it mind that what matters most are your goals. And just be honest about everything.

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Running Buddies Benefits

Two aspects:

Physical Benefits

You are not always healthy, admit it you’ll get injured if you don’t have proper training. Running buddies also help you assess yourself on how far and how hard can do for work. Be honest what you feel and admit that you are in pain for your partner may give an advice or he might have had an experience. But do not always take them all though, your story may differ from your running buddy. You should have all important types of exercise in your training program.

And Emotional Benefits

Just remember all relationships don’t last forever. As I have said you’re not fit always, you might get injured from your run and that means you need to find new running buddy or you need to reconsider your running schedule. More of that, imagine what you get from your running buddy to make everything better. What may you have become, the faster pace and how the running buddy motivated you – a sense of achievement!

So get out there and grab a running buddy with the running apps.

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Ragnar Relay Running Series

What is Ragnar Relay?

It’s a  long distance, an overnight running to conquer a course over two days and one night,  with a team of friends, colleagues or strangers that will eventually turn out to be friends or family.

What to Expect?

Composed of 6-12 people to endeavor the hardship to finish the race and cries and laugh when it’s done! It is an unforgettable 200-mile experience. One thing, you’ll be exhausted for sure! With a shared van (good thing is you shared the fee other than that will be horrible 🙂

You’ll have less sleep,  a smelly van, I bet you can’t sleep with the comfort you want. But you can share the big space outside.

What is Team?

It’s two days and one night obstacle course 🙂 Where the other teams are having fun and don’t have the longing of making it on the top finishers. They just have to make it to the finish line, that’s it! Though, being on the top is a big BONUS to the team.

There will be scenarios since you don’t know most of your team, but members will gladly accept who you are, you’ll not be judged, and they will welcome you whatever will be.


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CTTO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE8V_E0iz7E


What to Prepare?

  • Van – it’s best to decorate it, the first and basic in teamwork. Here, where you can go along and learn from other members.
  • Costumes – that would depend on members, but I think to make it more memorable better to have one, further this does not be worn all the time.
  • Recovery Tools – foam rollers for mobility and from tight and fatigued muscles after a long run.
  • Gears – especially lights, headlamps and reflective gear. Light your way and yourself!

Are You Ready?

Are you willing enough to sign up one? There are communities you can search for a team. You can try it on Facebook groups or page or in a forum. And for your guidelines, here are lists of upcoming events of Ragnar for this month and the month of June this year.

Upcoming Events:

  1. Ragnar Trail Zion – UT – Fri, May. 12, 2017 to Sat, May. 13, 2017
  2. Reebok Ragnar Cape Cod – Fri, May. 12, 2017 to Sat, May. 13, 2017
  3. Reebok Ragnar Niagara –Fri, May. 19, 2017 to Sat, May. 20, 2017
  4. Reebok Ragnar Pennsylvania – Fri, Jun. 2, 2017 to Sat, Jun. 3, 2017
  5. Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back – Fri, Jun. 2, 2017 to Sat, Jun. 3, 2017
  6. Ragnar Trail Snowmass – CO – Fri, Jun. 9, 2017 to Sat, Jun. 10, 2017
  7. Reebok Ragnar Chicago – Fri, Jun. 9, 2017 to Sat, Jun. 10, 2017
  8. Ragnar Trail New England – MA – Fri, Jun. 16, 2017 to Sat, Jun. 17, 2017

And get a grip on budget wise Ragnar.

101 Tips For Backpacking Blunders USA!

Wild and woods into the loose.

Probably it’s the best time to plan for your backpacking. I guess getting you rest from the worlds we live in. And engage to some refreshing, be a new you and get the excitement back from a drowned and burn-out activities.

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Are you a beginner that wonders around why people you see on photos shared are buoyant faces. Seeing those happy and lively auras make you jealous of the life you have – a tiresome environment. Which in this part, you are to take these steps for backpacker blunders.

101 Tips  for Backpacking Blunders USA

1. Be sure, to take with you a traveler that knows about the place you picked.

2. Scrutinize the place, area and those landmarks in a case of being lost. Ask someone who’ve been there and is more knowledgeable.

3. Never miss your medicine kit. And get some sessions travel first-aid, it’s best than sorry!

4. Never underestimate the power of weather, you’ll get disappointed, like a blink of an eye.

5. Poor packing or overloading. Just pack enough and the right thing. So be sure where you’re going and load up!

6. Visit sites with loads of tips with backpacking.

7. Join groups for backpacking buddies or guide. Here’s an example of Facebook group which you can join in https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingUSA/

8. Do not miss out a thing that might be very useful which you do not. Sometimes, it’s tricky one!

And there you have it! The pre-backpacking blunders. Keep it up and have fun! 😀

Wild and woods will get you excited for some reasons. And for security tips, think ahead of the others always. Never let them take an even small chance.  And for bonus light gear that you can bring along is a CREE Headlamp.


Cree LED Headlamp Flashlight w/ 3 White & 2 Red Modes

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247 viz recently released their innovative and waterproof stylish headlamp.

Though the dark days are almost gone as we are going to experience spring soon. But still, if you are running in the dark, night or early morning run. Do not wait for the moment to run on accident before giving up with your old headlamp.

What makes 247 viz  Cree LED Headlamp Flashlight so special for runners?

It is relatively comfortable (for a headlamp), clean, bright light and with a long-lasting battery life which will take up to 24-hour. Also, it has 5 light modes. Power tap technology which allows fast and simple transitioning between high max power and dimmed power modes or quickly switch to your safety red light mode.

Moreover, with the 170 lumens of light with three white levels of brightness and two bright red light modes.

247 viz Cree Led Headlamp is a lightweight and comfortable, ergonomically designed headlamp for long distance comfort best for trail running, walking, jogging, hiking, camping, hunting fishing and general DIY.24-7-viz

Best Pet Reflective Gear

How we safely walk our dog, especially at night.

Where some place night falls as early as 5:00 PM. Where the city streets are busy and dark. The early sunset can make the hikes and runs a little difficult without the proper gear.

However, walking dogs must not be unsafe. With the hi-viz gear that will protect you and your dog. Just equip yourself and the dog with a lightweight and an eye-catching reflective gear.


From: J. Chambers amazon.com reviews


Make yourself and your dog extra visible with this ultra lightweight and not chaffing vest and extra bands to keep the dog and you visible in low-light conditions. A very easy to adjust even wearing it on top of a coat.



Infographic: How to Run Correctly

A simple and direct infographic that everyone needs to know…

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An introduction to forefoot and midfoot running:

Center of Gravity

Heel strikes when your strides reach too far from your center of gravity. And Mid/Forefoot striking happens when the foot strike is nearer from your center of gravity.

Focus of Tension

The heel strike straightens the leg for impact this focuses on the heel and knee increasing the risk of injury. And Mid/Forefoot strike focuses the tension on the muscles (due to a bent knee) reducing the risk of injury.

Foot Striking Method:

Heel Strike

  1. Unnatural stress forced on the heel.
  2. Increased tension on the joints.
  3. Stride in front of your center of gravity.

Mid/Forefoot Strike

  1. Tension and stress more equally distributed around the foot.
  2. Engange the muscles on the feet strengthening them.
  3. Stride flows naturally through your center of gravity.

The simple visual that anyone can understand.

Best Gifts for Runners Under $20

People say that running has the expensive gears.

Well, sports are! But there are certainty that you can have those in less. From DIY’s and hacks that you can refer it on online. And if you’re into quality or doesn’t have time to roam around which  Dollar Tree or Dollar Store offers you, especially now busy people on busy streets panicking for Christmas presents.

That’s why I have these lists of best gifts for runners under $20, searching for your convenience and it’s just a click away!

I had it searched with great feedbacks and top rated sellers in Amazon!

1. Unisex touchscreen gloves. The advantage even when running still can use your phone.


  • Work brilliantly on smartphones, tablets and more
  • America’s top-rated glove for accuracy and precision
  • Provide ten-finger functionality
  • Award winning (patent-pending) design
  • Comfortable fit

2. Trendy Beannie, that will keep you warm and fashionable with colors to choose from.247-headband

  • Head measurement: 57 cm, 22-3/8″, Size 7-1/8
  • 100% soft acrylic
  • One size fits most
  • Great for any outdoor activities,skiing, snowboarding, camping, running

3. Tube socks, lightweight and comfortable!


  • Lightweight construction for a close fit and excellent ball touch
  • Climalite moisture wicking yarns help keep your feet cool and dry thanks to Climalite moisture wicking yarns
  • Targeted cushioning on footbed for added shock absorption
  • Cooling toe channel provides added ventilation. Also arch and ankle support for added stability.

4. Masks that comfortably warn your ears and neck.


  • Good visibility & Will not cut down your vision,Reversible using
  • Keeps Your Face, Ears & Neck Warm & Provides maximum Comfort and Protection From Cold, Snow, Wind, Dust & Sun etc.
  • Soft, comfortable & ultra light weight. Fits Comfortably In Your Pocket.
  • Great item for outdoors activities such as running, snowboarding, skiing, riding snowmobile, hiking, fishing, golfing & biking.

5. Reflective gear a lightweight, very reflective and not clingy.


  • HIGHLY REFLECTIVE – Be seen from a thousand feet away, as light explodes off of the vest, while the neon colors are highly visible and bright in daylight. Safety first
  • ADJUSTABLE AND COMFORTABLE – Engineered to fit different sizes and shapes by offering a highly adjustable waist band. Our Vest will fit your summer to winter gear or clothes
  • DESIGNED FOR RUNNERS, CYCLISTS AND ATHLETES – Our lightweight, breathable, 100% polyester running vest does not ride up while jogging, cycling or walking
  • INCLUDES 2 REFLECTIVE ARMBANDS – We include 2 hi vis bands, which increase your visible surface area (wear as ankle bands or arm)
  • 100% MONEY BACK WARRANTY – Give our vest a try and YOU decide on the quality and performance. If you’re not happy, simply contact us for our 100% satisfaction guarantee, which means you have NO RISK to try our vest today!

And you won’t believe it those items are on SALE. A big cut to the original price. And what are you waiting for, get them ready because it’s 4 days before Christmas eve!

Hope you enjoy my best gifts for runners under $20. Helping you is a great opportunity 😉

Reasons to Get Out, Run and Have Fun!

There are a lot of rasons to get out. By reading motivations on how to run and have fun on winter cold and dark alley. Because people are talking about the dropping temperature and the chances to run. And the hardest part is rolling out of bed.

So, you already have had enough of motivations from people, articles and even videos to keep you moving but sometimes it fails to. So, I have these new version that noone ever did.

I hope these reasons will make you move.

1. Outrun by walkers.  And I say you’ll be as slow as walkers! There’s no surprise 😲friends-phoebe-rachel-running-gif

2. Weight gain. Gaining weight bigger than you think. So get up and go to the bathroom and scale yourself. See the difference! And you will feel like…


3.  Depriving yourself of what you love. And the guilt will overwhelm you. That’s will make you crazy and 👇15135862_1340894812611123_4614005210098326272_n

4. You have to seek a Pscychiatrist. Yes, because you’ll eventually feel depression, anxiety, frustration and mixed emotions. And imagine you’ll be placed in an institution people randomly running 😒 and after sometime…13775609_1227192017314737_1610353001281359051_n

5. Family oust you. Because of being unwell! Even your runner friends will forget you, isn’t it sad? ☹️kristen-wiig-will-ferrell-kick-you-out-of-the-building1

And check this one out, tips on winter running.  And if you still not motivated to run in the cold. I think you need to ask yourself, what are you?!  😊



Kids Love Running

Kids nowadays are hooked with gadgets which parents mostly tolerated them because they’re too busy doing homework or working. Letting the children as young as a year old watch on Ipads. Apparently, they’re the one buying for the kid.
Imagining them deprived on things. Kid must do playing, running, exploring and to be with their friends.
That’s why schools are now giving programs that could let the kids do to their potentials on mental and physical activities and explore themselves and even understand themselves.



Communities especially on running sports where parents are very active and letting their children do a marathon. But before letting your children run a marathon, consider the do’s and dont’s and better get a coach for them to be properly trained.
Well, it’s not all about running. It’s about getting them out of the house walking, chatting and befriend to others. Why percentage of the people are fearful, depressed because they locked up themselves.


Getting Ready for a Marathon

Every runner’s dream to run a marathon – may it half or a full one!  Others anticipated in getting their goal. But what exactly is your goal? Finishing the line, it may not be the first but still on top? Or just to finish the marathon “the hell, I care” first or not?

We always hear this, you wouldn’t be a so-called RUNNER if you haven’t run a marathon. Or you were just simply telling the others that you are a runner! Does it justify everything?

For every intention to run a marathon, you should have plans. Musn’t be a single option but make it 2 or 3. If the first and second would not take the way it planned then you have the still option to take into. Plan-A-B-C.001.jpg

If Plan A didn’t work, you still have Plan B and C. And with this, won’t burn yourself out thinking of what’ve gotten wrong or see it as a simple test to yourself! It’s just evaluating you, to sum up, or lessen something that your body could endure.

Re-assist yourself:

  1. Race distance – try the best you can achieve (half or full) or a (5k or 10k).
  2. Race season ( if you can do it in winter or in summer) – consider warmness and coldness or what your body could endure.
  3. Race Gear – before anything else 🙂 Get yourself  comfortable suits.
  4. Racetittude -always wear this! Be POSITIVE.
  5. Race Budget – basic as it is. For your overall training.