Running Virtually for Veterans

Have you ever done a virtual race? It’s where you sign up online, pay the fee, and you run the race anywhere you choose. You don’t have to travel to the race venue. Usually they mail you a medal after the race date for bragging rights. Sometimes they want you to verify your distance/time and other times (most often) it’s based on the honor system. Virtual races are a fun way to stay motivated without all the travel costs of location races and they’re usually done for a charity.

The DAV 5k has a virtual option just like this! You can sign up and run it wherever and whenever you like and you still get the great DAV 5k shirt and bib while supporting Disabled American Veterans. What a GREAT way to spend Veteran’s Day!

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If you want to participate in person, the Tulsa DAV 5k is being held on November 4th, the weekend before Veterans Day, at Guthrie Green. It is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride to thank those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day.

You can save $5 off your race entry with the code SAVE5 too!

All veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard and ROTC or service academy cadets are eligible for exclusive benefits on race day, including a free registration. Veterans may also participate in the DAV 5K using a wheelchair or hand cycle.
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Registration for all events is now open at www.DAV5K.org. If you don’t live near Tulsa, The DAV 5k is also holding races on November 4th in:
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Cinncinati
  • Newport News
  • San Antonio

But you’d better hurry and register! Online registration closes November 1st. Don’t miss out on a great race and a wonderful opportunity to support our disabled veterans.

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The DAV 5k Tulsa – Running for our disabled veterans

I love running races with a charity cause. I feel like I’m running for more than just myself and it often motivates me to push a little harder. The DAV 5k Run to Honor Veterans raises funds and awareness for disabled veterans across the country. Funds raised through the DAV 5k help the DAV connect veterans with health care, disability, employment, education, and financial benefits. It is presented by Disabled American Veterans and supported by USAA, their 2017 National Series Sponsor.

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The Tulsa DAV 5k is being held on November 4th, the weekend before Veterans Day, at Guthrie Green. It is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride to thank those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day.

All veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard and ROTC or service academy cadets are eligible for exclusive benefits on race day, including a free registration. Veterans may also participate in the DAV 5K using a wheelchair or hand cycle.
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Registration costs are $30 for adults and motorcycle riders and $15 for youth 6-17 and includes a race shirt, race bib, and timing chip. This year, there is also a Virtual Race registration at $40 where participants can run or walk wherever convenient. The DAV 5K is open to individual runners, walkers and motorcycles as well as groups who wish to form a team.
Registration for all events is now open at www.DAV5K.org. You can save $5 off your race entry with the code SAVE5 too! If you don’t live near Tulsa, The DAV 5k is also holding races on November 4th in:
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Cinncinati
  • Newport News
  • San Antonio

But you’d better hurry and register! Online registration closes November 1st. Don’t miss out on a great race and a wonderful opportunity to support our disabled veterans.

 

Oofos Project Pink Sport Sandals Review

Disclaimer: I received a sample of the OOFOS OOahh Sport Project Pink Sandals 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 my OOFOS sandals and shoes. Like, love, love them. I have several pair and I practically live in them. I swear they help keep my heel pain at bay. They are my go-to shoe for recovery and just lounging around the house or town.

OOFOS has a whole Project Pink line that I just love. $10 from every Project Pink Collection shoe purchased will go toward breast cancer research.

I received the OOahh Sport Project Pink Sandal to try out. I’ve been eyeballing these for a while but was hesitant to try them out because I have fairly narrow feet. I love sport sandals and had a pair for years that I just recently had to let go. But, with narrow feet, they can be hit or miss on the fit. If they’re too wide, they just flop right off. These were just perfect! Narrow enough that my feet fit in them snugly, but not too narrow that they were squeezed in.  Plus they have this super cute pink ribbon on the sides.

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These sandals are made with the same specially engineered OOfoam footbed that have made OOFOS so popular. They are soooo squishy and sooo comfy. Your feet seriously go “Ahhh” as soon as you put them on. It’s like walking on a bed of pillows. And the pillows don’t compress. They STAY FLUFFY and SQUISHY all day!

The technology behind the OOfoam allows the foam to absorb 37% more impact than traditional shoes, reducing the stress on your feet and body. This helps your joints and feet rest, relax, and recover. They also provide superior arch support and just really cradle your feet.

I actually wore these all day to Legoland recently and my feet and body felt great at the end of the day! They were great too because they dry out so quickly. We got soaked on The Quest for Chi ride and I was the only one with dry feet after a few minutes.

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I really like these OOahh Sport Project Pink Sandals a lot. They are super comfy and a good sandal option for the upcoming cooler months since you can easily slip them on over a pair of fun socks. You can even wear them for a little SpOOky fun for Halloween.

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A Review of SKINS™ A400 Compression Tights

Disclaimer: I received a sample of the SKINS™ A400 3/4 Skyscraper Compression Tights  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 running in all things compression. I have a plethora of compression running sleeves and socks and have come to love running in compression tights just this last year.   SKINS™ manufactures all kinds of compression gear from bras to shirts to shorts to tights. What started in 1996 as an idea by an Aussie skier for better, longer performance has not grown into a multi-national company with over 160 products.

I had the opportunity to test out the A400 Skyscraper 3/4 Compression Tights. I personally like the 3/4 length because it’s perfect for our warm climate in Louisiana. I rarely have the need to wear full tights unless I’m traveling or racing further up north. We just don’t get that cold. I was a little leery about testing these out in September and October since we are always still in the upper 80s and 90s then. But one of the first things I noticed was how thin and lightweight the tights are. They didn’t feel overly hot when I got them on but they still offered a good amount of compression. This is due to their “ADAPTIVE Technology” which is supposed to keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. I did not ever feel like I was overheating wearing these.

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I logged a couple of long runs and several short tempo runs in these and they really felt great. I really liked the wide waistband and higher rise to help tame my muffin top and support my abdominal muscles. The bonded hems and flat seams did not rub or chafe anywhere. The compression technology is supposed to minimize muscle vibration and drive more oxygen to your muscle which results in improved performance. I definitely felt the support from the calves all the way to my lower back and abs.

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I’ll break down the Pros and Cons for these tights.

Pros:

  • Thin material and lightweight so they’re great for warmer climates.
  • High rise really helped support my abs and lower back and tamed some of my middle area squishy bits.
  • I felt they offered a really good amount of compression. I definitely felt more supported and had less muscle vibration (or jiggling).
  • The flat seams and bonded hems were great. No chafing and no rubbing at all.
  • Reflective print on the side. This was an added bonus. I like running clothing that ads on reflective print. This is especially important with black tights.
  • The gusset design in the waistband is genius. It really improved the comfort and stretch and support all around the waist. No binding or pinching or rolling.

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Cons:

  • No key pocket. This bugs me. Most of their other models have a key pocket built in. For some reason the Skyscraper does not. I almost always run outside a few miles from home. I need a place to put my car key. I had to have my friend carry it for me a couple of times.
  • They can be a little see-through. These are not for the modest or for wearing wild undies underneath. Because they are thinner material they are a little transparent, especially in the booty as they stretch out. Just know this. I wore a long shirt and didn’t really care.

Overall I really liked these tights. I think they are a great addition to my training gear and will be usable year-round for me. I think the design was well thought out and executed.

If you would like to try out a pair of SKINS™ Compression tights you can save 20% off your order with code BIBRAVE20 through October.

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