What Are Your 3 Top Songs For Motivation?

May 31, 2013

What Are Your 3 Top Songs For Motivation?

I want to know your top 3 songs for motivation. I started the list – you keep it going. Leave a comment with your 3, and let’s see what type of playlist we can come up with.


Yoga for Runners: 3 Resources to Get Started

May 30, 2013

Yoga for Runners: 3 Resources to Get Started

Yoga for runners on regular basis can help you become physically stronger and mentally balanced.

Can Technology Make You Run Faster?

May 22, 2013

Can Technology Make You Run Faster?

A common theme on my blog is how technology enhances lives. I like the idea of stronger, faster, and smarter when it comes to technology. Running faster is right in line with that thinking.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or an avid runner, the idea of getting faster is an attractive one. In my latest post, I explain how technology augment performance to achieve speed.

How to Stay Hydrated with the Help of Technology

May 20, 2013

How to Stay Hydrated with the Help of Technology

After a bout of #dehydration, I knew I had to get more strategic in order to stay hydrated if I wanted to get the most out of #running this summer. Here’s how I did it.

5 Ways to Optimize a Running App

May 16, 2013

5 Ways to Optimize a Running App

 A running app can help with producing some great results for races or health goals. There are standard features that sometimes get overlooked when using a running app. Here are 5 ways to optimize them. Happy running!

Nike Pro Combat

August 14, 2012

Don’t kid yourself – there’s no badge of honor in chaffing. It doesn’t matter if its a tough workout or long run, the last thing to worry about are uncomfortable clothes. That’s where Dri-Fit technology comes into play.

It’s hard for me to remember a time without Dri-Fit t-shirts. You can find them anywhere for cheap as they’re no longer considered a luxury. I’ve come to understand Dri-Fit as a high performance material that breathes while your body sweats. Cotton, on the other hand, retains sweat and weighs down your shirt. I’m probably spoiled at this point because suiting up in cotton shirt seems like a punishment.

Fear of copyright laws and Nike forced me to take my own picture. Don’t worry Nike, this one’s on me, but I still like your shirt.

Nike’s taken the whole Dri-Fit experience a step further with the Pro Combat series for men and Pro Core for women (I guess Nike went on the hunch that women aren’t sold on the whole idea of combat). Their material moves sweat away from the body leaving it feeling cool and less restricted during exercising (or performing in sports). 

I’ve come to rely on my Pro Combat shirt for all my runs during this summer. It’s  the only shirt I have that can stand up to the brutal summer heat . I’ve logged quite a few 8-10 mile runs this summer and the Pro Combat has made sweating less of any issue. During the winter months, Pro Combat also works great under sweatshirts. This might’ve been Nike’s intent for this series of Dri-Fit. My skin doesn’t get irritated and manages to keep cool despite all the layers I pile on in winter conditions.

Keep an eye out for the next generation of Pro Combat shirts. The Hypercool series just came out and starts at $50.00. I’m willing to be patient and wait for the price to come down some, but Nike partnered with the NFL. This will be a test of my restraint.

Give the Pro or Hypercool series a try for your workouts. The material holds up really well after numerous washes as the color and fabric show no sign of fading. It’s worth the investment and your skin will thank you.