Wind, Sleet, Snow…Lets Race (Allstate Hot Chocolate 5k Review)

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) race 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!

The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k in Minneapolis was scheduled for April 14, 2018. I say ‘was’ scheduled because Minnesota got hit with a really bad snow storm the night before the race and race officials decided to change the 15k to a 5k. This bit of information didn’t slow me down from getting to that starting line. So without further ado, Let’s get into the race details.  Continue reading “Wind, Sleet, Snow…Lets Race (Allstate Hot Chocolate 5k Review)”

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Reasons I Am Race Ready – 2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) race 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 can honestly say that I haven’t put in the best training cycle for the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k, but there are a few things I have done that could help lead to a great race day: Continue reading “Reasons I Am Race Ready – 2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k”

2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) – 5 Reasons To Run

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) race 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!

It’s that time of the year again. Winter is slowly winding down (and in Minnesota I do mean very slow) and I started to look at what races I may want to run this year. As I looked back over what I ran last year, and what I may want to run this year, I kept thinking about the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k and how I know I can improve upon my performance from the previous year. Right off the bat, in 2017 I had never run a 15k before, so no experience at that distance, and it was raining during the entire race (think wet socks and wet shoes). So needless to say, I think with my added experience going into 2018, I could improve upon my performance from 2017. With that being said, here are my top 5 reasons why I wanted to sign up and run the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k on April 14, 2018, and why you may want to as well:  Continue reading “2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) – 5 Reasons To Run”

Under Armour HOVR Sonic Shoe Review

Disclaimer: I received a pair of the Under Armour HOVR Sonic 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! 

Under Armour + Comfortable Shoes  + Bluetooth Technology = A Match Made In Heaven

This is what I keep telling myself after testing the new Under Armour HOVR Sonic shoes over the last month and a half. Continue reading “Under Armour HOVR Sonic Shoe Review”

Athlinks (2018 BibRave Partner)

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

BibRave has partnered with Athlinks in 2018 to help provide the running community with a great running related online experience (think Bibrave as the place to find and read race reviews and Athlinks as the destination to view, save and share every finish time for every finish line you’ve crossed). Both Bibrave and Athlinks provide a space for you to connect with other runners (followers) to make their platforms socially enjoyable. I have included my take on Athlinks below: Continue reading “Athlinks (2018 BibRave Partner)”

Boco Gear Hat Review

Disclaimer: I received a Boco Gear Run Hat 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!

Trucker hats, trail hats, visors, winter hats…Boco Gear has them all, along with the option to customize any of these hats. Out of this vast selection of headgear, I got to try out the Customized Boco Gear Run Hat for BibRave! Prior to trying this hat, I have already used other trucker hats and trail hats from Boco Gear, so I already knew I loved their gear, but how can you pass up a custom BibRave trail hat!!

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Knuckle Lights COLORS Review

Disclaimer: I received Knuckle Lights COLORS 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!

Are you one of the following: a runner, walker, have kids, have a pet, have a dark garage or shed,  have a dark storage room in your house? If so, then these Knuckle Lights are for you!! I actually have all of the above, which is why I wanted to test the Knuckle Lights COLORS (battery powered hand held running lights). If you are thinking you need a little extra light for really any activity, well how about 120 Lumens at your finger tips! That’s what you get with these Knuckle Lights (they come in a set of two, one for each hand).

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