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What it is like to run in the Adidas Ultraboost X?

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Adidas UltraBoost X shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
 
I love shoes and I love to run, so when I was asked to test out the Adidas UltraBoost X, to say I was excited is an understatement. You may have noticed that Adidas has been getting a lot of attention lately. They have lots of great shoe styles, both new and classic out on the market right now. They have been making running shoes for some time, but the Adidas UltraBoost X is a new & revolutionary running shoe that is also extremely stylish. If you are in the market for new shoes, check these out. 

the product

You may be wondering how the UltraBoost X is different than the UltraBoost. The X version is made specifically for women! There are a few aesthetic differences between the shoes as well. However, the main difference is in the design. Women naturally have narrower feet and need support in different areas, so the UltraBoost X is for us!
I love the sock like design of the shoe and how it hugs your foot. It really takes comfort to the next level.  This is thanks to the ultra cushion boost that responds to each movement of your foot. It is almost like these shoes propel you off the ground and give you a really light and comfortable run. 
The UltraBoost X also feature a floating arch, which not only looks cool, but the extra support is also extremely comfortable.

how I use it

The Adidas UltraBoost X are designed for running, and while I wore them mostly on runs, I also used them for some cross training. They are extremely comfortable, I will try to explain the feel to you in words, but it is something you really have to experience. 
 
I only ran up to 6 miles in these shoes and they were great. While I am running shorter distances right now, some of the other pros ran much longer distances in these shoes and really liked them. I personally recommend the shoes for shorter runs, cross training and every day wear.

What I think

LOVE. These shoes are so comfortable, so stylish and so versatile. If you have cute running shoes, you are gonna wanna run more often, am I right?! 
Honestly, when I put these on for the first time, it was like magic. You  don’t want to take them off. Like I said I really enjoyed them for running and general wear. Don’t make me take these off! They come in lots of fun colors too πŸ™‚

Where to buy

You can find these Ultra Boost X at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Get more info, specs and sizing HERE

It’s Here! SOULCYCLE is Officially in SEATTLE!

It’s time to celebrate party people…. SOULCYCLE is OFFICIALLY in Seattle! The SOUL revolution started in NYC and is spreading throughout the country. One of the newest studios is right here in the PNW and you must go check it out! Why?? I’ll explain right here in this post. 

SoulCycle is one of the most amazing group fitness classes I have gone to. I tried it for the first time at the Seattle pop-up last January. My second time was a few weeks ago at the new studio in Bellevue. Isn’t it just a spin class? NOPE. It is so much more than that!  Continue reading It’s Here! SOULCYCLE is Officially in SEATTLE!

5 Reasons To Try a Local Fitness Studio

Happy 2017!! I cannot believe the New Year is already here! This year is definitely one of change, transition and new opportunities for me. I am still figuring out what all of that looks like, so my routine is a little shaken up at the moment. However, one thing that I cannot live without is exercise. I have had the opportunity to sweat a lot this year with friends at some new studios, so today I am sharing with you 5 reasons why you should try a local fitness studio near you. New year, new goals, new studio right?! 

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Let’s HitTheBarreWithZICO: My FlyBarre Experience

I love a good barre class! Why? I think it is the perfect way to get in resistance training while also hitting ALL the areas that people want to target. It is a true full body workout with arms, abs, legs and booty. Best of all, it can be modified to fit all fitness levels. So when I got invited to HitTheBarre with Zico Coconut Water, I was so excited. This was my first FlyBarre 45 class & I loved it so much, I’ve taken a few since. hitthebarre-68

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The Most Stylish Sunglasses for Running: XX2i Brazil1

Disclaimer: I received a pair or XX2i sunglasses as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Even though the days are getting shorter and the winter chill is setting in, I occasionally still need sunglasses for running. Having a good pair of sunglasses can make a big difference on a run.  Besides keeping out rays, they also block out wind and other elements, so they are an important running accessory. The XX2i Brazil1 that I am reviewing today are extra special because you get stylish everyday sunglasses that also work great on runs. img_0046-jpg

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Carry All the Essentials on The Run with SPIBelt

Disclaimer: I received a SPIBelt to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Whether you are on a short or a long run, there are essentials that you need to take with you. I usually opt for a running belt as the pockets in my leggings or shorts, don’t hold everything I need comfortably. Today I’m reviewing the latest addition to my running gear,  the SPIBelt performance series.  img_0223-jpg Continue reading Carry All the Essentials on The Run with SPIBelt

How to Rock Your Runs with Pink Aftershokz this October!

Disclaimer: I received a pair of pink Aftershokz as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Can you believe it is already September?! This year is flying by!! Fall is near and that means October is right around the corner. October is when we bring out all the pumpkin stuff, and it’s also breast cancer awareness month. One of my favorite companies, AfterShokz is joining the fight against breast and ovarian cancer by going (Bright) Pink with some pink Aftershocks headphones! unspecified

Aftershokz created some limited edition open ear Trekz Titanium Pink headphones that are only available now thru October 31st. My long time readers know I love the color pink, so when Aftershokz told me about this campaign, I was SO EXCITED! I already have a pair of Trekz Titanium, and love them, I take them on almost every run with me. When I found out they made pink Aftershokz,  I was very excited to get some in my favorite color. img_7230

Besides being my favorite color, these pink Aftershokz headphones support a great cause. For every pair sold on aftershokz.com from September 1st to October 31st, 2016, AfterShokz will donate 25% of proceeds to Bright Pink, a non-profit that focuses on breast and ovarian cancer awareness. How cool is that?! 

The Trekz Titanium from Aftershokz are amazing. Here is what I love:

– open ear design allows you to be aware of your surroundings while you enjoy your music and/or calls
– wireless, so you won’t be tangled in cords
– sweat resistant
– they don’t go inside or over your ears, so you don’t need to worry about them falling out while running 
– a single charge gets you 6+ hours of listening time!
– extremely comfortable
– you can turn your jams up as loud as you want without damaging your hearing! Because these headphones are bone conduction and not in your ear canal, it won’t affect your hearing. cool huh?!
added bonus: a portion of proceeds raised from each unit sold will go back to Bright Pink to spread awareness about breast and ovarian cancer!!

For more info, you can read my previous review of them HEREimg_7196

#AwareWithPink

Since I love social media, I think it’s super cool when a social media post can help do some good. Check this out –> Every time #AwareWithPink is used on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, AfterShokz will donate an additional 25 cents to Bright Pink to extend the awareness. Spreading the hashtag will fund Bright Pink’s ongoing efforts to educate and drive awareness about how being proactive can make all the difference. HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!  img_7280

Gift with Purchase

If you purchase a pair of PINK Aftershokz, be sure to use the code “PINK” at check out and receive a free small storage case! This storage case is very nice and not included normally. unspecified-2
 
If you are looking for a great pair of bluetooth headphones for running, you will NOT be disappointed with Aftershokz. Be sure to check them out!