May 30, 2018

Live More Now with BUFF® | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received some BUFF® gear for a part of the LiveMoreNow campaign as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro, and check out to review find and write race reviews!

I'm excited to let you know I'm taking part in the Live More Now campaign with BUFF! The idea is to do exactly that. Get out there, live life, and try something new. With that in mind, I'm trying to get into yoga. It's something for so long that I've meant to do, to benefit my running and my general well being.

I received three pieces of gear. First, two UV multifunctional headbands. These are ideal for my yoga work outs. They'll keep the sweat back and off my face, helping to keep me cool, and fit oh so comfortably. For other moments living life, I received the Pro Run Cap. This is pretty cool looking. Sweat wicking, breathability, UV protection, and even built in sunglasses holder in the cap.

Follow me along on this journey. Hopefully, I'll gain some flexibility and live a little more.

May 23, 2018

Best Sunglasses Yet? Rudy Rydon Review | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received the Rudy Rydon Carbonium sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro, and check out to review find and write race reviews!

I've reviewed a lot of sunglasses over my time on my blog. I love them, they're a small but important part of your running gear. It's important to protect your eyes. While I've tested casual and sporty glasses, none compare to my Rudy sunglasses.

Who is Rudy Project?

Rudy Project is the creation of Rudy Barbazza with the purpose to "improve the performance of athletes all over the world". They do research into advanced materials and technologies to make the best products they can to increase and elevate your performance. They're all about technology and science. They even offer a page on their sunglass technology. Every tiny detail is engineered, from the anti-slip temples to the optimal axis of the lenses. You might know from other reviews, I love good design. I appreciate engineering. I'm a geek, so when you strive to make technological advancements in every little detail, you have my interest.

How do they feel?

The Rudy Rydon Carbonium are like any other glasses I own. They are extremely lightweight, weighing in at just 0.88 oz. Even at under an ounce, they feel very sturdy. The lenses are also amazing quality. My glasses have the photochromic lenses, and they change very quickly in the sun. Not only do they change quickly in the sun, when heading back indoors, the go back to clear quickly enough that I didn't even need to remove them. In fact, couple that with how light they are, and I may have forgotten I had them on, in more than one occasion. The glasses fit perfectly, the photochromic lenses work wonderfully, and they all around feel great.

The photochromic lenses are perfect for early morning runs or overcast days. Running early, it can sometimes be dark when I leave. By the time I return, the sun has come up. With these lenses, I can throw on my glasses and start running. When the sun decides to say good morning, my lenses are ready. On partly cloudy days, they keep me from needing to put glasses on and off during my run. The lenses were always perfect clarity, whether it's early morning, bright afternoon sun, or anywhere in between.

The glasses also have a lot of safety related technology. The impactX lenses are designed to be unbreakable. They also protect your eyes with 100% UVA/UVB protection. Rudy is leading name in research and development in fully advanced helmets and sunglasses for complete fall protection.

The Takeaway

These are hands down the best sunglasses I own for sport. I'm not going to wear them out for a day on the beach, but nothing else compares when it comes to sport. They have superb engineering and design, great technology, feel and work great. I cannot recommend these enough.

May 15, 2018

GODSPEED - The Race Across America | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received an advanced preview of the GODSPEED documentary to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro, and check out to review find and write race reviews!

Who has two thumbs and loves movies? This guy. I have a wide variety of interests: comedies, action flicks, family films, super hero movies. I also enjoy a documentary when done well. Who doesn't like a true story, especially if you don't have to look up what was true and what was embellished, when you're watching something "based on a true story". I got the opportunity to watch such a film: GODSPEED. You too can see this great story in just one week, May 22, in theaters.


GODSPEED is a riveting documentary of the story of Jerry Schemmel and Brad Cooper in their quest to win the 2015 Race Across America ultra cycling competition. This is not just a cycling race. It's 3000+ miles, 24 hours a day, across 12 states.

I have to say, their story is an amazing story. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll share their description first.
The inspiration to overcome breathes life into “GODSPEED” as it chronicles a first-time race team – Jerry Schemmel, noted author, speaker and sportscaster for the Colorado Rockies and Brad Cooper, a four-time Iron Man triathlete – as they compete 24 hours a day for seven days covering 3,000 miles of deserts, mountains and plains overcoming physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation and extreme mental anguish competing in the world’s most difficult cycling race – The Race Across America. Pedaling 168 hours non-stop across 12 states from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans, Schemmel and Cooper embark on the journey of a lifetime - a race that would provide an extreme test of physical endurance and dependence on faith, all for the greater purpose and personal calling to raise money for the orphans of Haiti.
They faced so many challenges: physical, mental, meteorological. Follow along as they push through on an extreme race pushing them to their limits. This was also about more than just the race. They were raising money for building orphanages in Haiti, which they raised over 50K for. I really enjoy following them, not knowing the result and worried for them at times. I highly recommend getting yourself a ticket to see their journey.

Watch the trailer now!

Get Your Ticket

You still have time to get your ticket. GODSPEED will be shown in theaters Tuesday May 22nd. Check out the site to find a theater and get your tickets for this Fathom Events.