A little (long) race coming up… and SportRx

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I don’t know what I was thinking when I signed up for the Boilermaker. First, it’s a 15K. Second, it’s in July. And third, it’s in Utica, NY.

I’ll tell you what part of the problem is… peer pressure. Also, it was one of those “the race is about to sell out” moments, which makes you feel like you have to have something you didn’t even care about a few seconds ago. I never took an economics course, but I think it’s one of those supply and demand deals.

I was standing outside of DSW (yes, DSW) typing furiously on my phone while contending with frantic texts from my sister. My husband was giving me one of those looks, like, what the hell are you doing? but also trying to pretend like he didn’t notice. Let’s just say he was thrilled to find that I had signed us both up for a 15k race in the middle of summer.


So, I’m running a 15k this weekend!!! I would love a PR, but I’m going with a more conservative race plan so we’ll just have to see how I’m feeling on race day.


I have been testing a new pair of running sunglasses from SportRx for the past two months.

I have to say, I am a big fan. I’ve always preferred Oakleys for running, and in college I wore a lucky pair of purple Oakleys in my biggest races, until they were tragically stomped on at the track one day (RIP, purple Oakleys). Luckily, with help from Rob at SportRx, I was able to find a pair that suits me.


So, here’s the deal. I usually wear contacts, but my eyes get dry (especially in the summer) and sometimes I prefer glasses. Well, that doesn’t work for running, particularly in the bright summer sun (hello, July). Your regular eye doctor probably doesn’t have a huge selection of stylish, comfortable running shades. This is where SportRx steps in to take the guesswork out of finding prescription eyewear.

You can browse their website by sport, by brand, or by category (they have sunglasses, goggles, and regular glasses) to find the style you like best. They have a huge selection, with multiple frame colors and lense colors. The ones I am wearing are the Oakley Fives Squared in grey smoke with green polarized lenses.

How do you smize while wearing sunglasses? It’s impossible.

Disclaimer: SportRx gave me this product to review. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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