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Companies and products I use and recommend

NikeI have used Nike for run apparel and tracking since 2008 including their Nike GPS watch or Nike GPS App on my Iphone 5S.  This has been a motivation and encouragement for me to see improvements and patterns over time.  Nike also launched a new online run and training community. www.gonike.me/jdiforum

2XUI trust my compression and recovery needs to 2XU by using their compression tights, tri shorts, calf sleeves, recovery socks, and recovery tights to speed up my recovery time.  Running an average of 24 times a month means being smart about how I recover.  I am proud to be a 2014 Run Ambassador for 2XU. www.2XU.com

 

Smith OpticsI need versatile when it comes to sunglasses and Smith Optics delivers.  Parallel D-Max are my choice which has three interchangeable lenses.  The clear lenses help at night, the rain, or cold conditions to protect my eyes.  The platinum lenses help my face relax during mid day runs and the frames sit snug under my hat to provide wrap around protection.   www.smithoptics.com

 

GULearning what energy drink or fuel to use can be a frustrating experience.  GU energy gels have 100 calories and is a mix of 70-80% complex carbs and 20-30% glucose .  Salted Caramel is my favorite.  There is a lot to be said for taking a gel and knowing how it will help you perform over the next 4-5 miles. I am proud to be a GU Crew Ambassador for 2014   www.guenergy.com

 

Feetures I’m impressed with the consistency and fit of the socks. They also come with a lifetime guarantee.  I am proud to be an a Feetures Brand Ambassador for 2014  www.feeturesbrand.com

skinIf you have ever experienced blisters or chaffing, then take a moment to learn about www.skinsake.com A pharmacist with 37 years experience in compounding developed Skin Sake to stay topical and create a barrier between the skin and your apparel.  I am proud to be a 2014 Ambassador for Skin Sake.

Road IDAfter being in a car accident in 2006 where a driver ran a red light going 55 mph.  I required surgery to repair a torn labrum.  I was fortunate to never lose consciousness.  Whether driving now or running, I always wear my Road ID.  Road ID allows me to have the confidence in the event of any accident, my loved ones will be contacted.  I use the online feature so emergency response or doctors have access to my insurance information.   www.roadid.com

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