I guess you can call me an “avid runner”, which is a little hilarious as I’ve always hated running. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll run my a$$ over to Holt Renfrew the minute their Now or Never Sale starts, but that’s where the runner’s high pretty much ends.
Seriously though, I married a marathoner. With five marathons under his belt and countless other road races completed, my husband is a running machine. It was only a matter of time before I got the bug. My sweet husband nagged me for years to join him. I’d find any excuse not to. “It’s too hot!”, “It’s too cold!”, “Law & Order just started!”, “My pinky hurts!”, “I have to reorganize all the Tupperware and trim the cats claws…” The last two are excuses that I don’t think any human being has ever uttered seriously.
When I finally joined him, it was hard. He ran super slow as I slogged behind him, willing my lungs not to catch fire and/or collapse while I suffered through four simultaneous heart attacks.
With each run, they got easier. I got stronger and something incredulous happened. I suffered a “runner’s high” after finishing my first 5K (3.1 miles, for my American friends). When I got home after that run, I felt great for hours. I couldn’t believe I ran 5K, in less than 30 minutes too.
Several years later, this blogger now has three 10Ks under her belt along with many 5K races – including a freaking Spartan race for which I still have scars. I keep all of my race t-shirts as a badge of honour, and hang my medals alongside those of my husbands.
Along with training to make the runs better, I learned about better gear too. I stopped buying the cheapest running shoes from the teens working at Footlocker, and got properly fitted by experts at great stores like Sports 4 and Running Room. I traded in my tired shorts and cotton t-shirts for dry fit crops and sweat-wicking tanks. I stopped stuffing my iPod or iPhone into my sports bra and shelled out the $75 for an arm band (ridiculous, but worth it).
One item that has definitely elevated my running experience is wireless headphones. Who knew something so simple could be so ingenious?? No more too-long cord bustling around your front, bouncing everywhere and getting tangled in windbreaker drawstrings, no more stuffing the cord into my bra, NO MORE TANGLES!! That last one is enough to make anyone a convert!
When I received my pair of Sudio Sweden Vasa BLA Earphones, I was thrilled. The entire box they came in was lighter than the earphones I was using. They were also a helluva lot prettier too with their rose gold accents and leather carrying case. This was going swimmingly so far, but the real test was on the horizon: would they hold up during a sweat monsoon, a.k.a survive a 5K run with Dominique the Sweat Pig?
Well, I’m happy to report that the earphones passed with flying colours. The sound quality was amazing, they were light, comfortable and didn’t jostle around during my run and the charge lasted forever. I have used them constantly since receiving them and I’m thrilled. Some other features of note? They are totally compatible with all bluetooth devices, have a built-in microphone that provides clear, crisp sound quality while you are on a phone call and are super light.
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