Qalo Ring Review

I first heard about the Qalo ring while listening to a new favorite podcast of mine called the No Meat Athlete. I’m not a no meat athlete but their podcast is really entertaining and has good info on running and related things. Back to the Qalo ring, in short it’s a silicone based ring that you can wear as a wedding band or in place of your wedding band while working out. This is a great ring for people living an active lifestyle that want to rock their wedding band no matter what – perfect Read more [...]

Icebug Zeal OLX In-Depth Review

Icebug has become synonymous with obstacle course racing footwear. The new Zeal OLX has been designed with OCR in mind and arrived on the scene with a bit of hype. In terms of traction, you cannot do much better. Overall, how does it stack up? Fairly well. Icebug Zeal OLX Features Fit – The Zeal has a wider fit than many racing shoes, allowing more room in the front of the toe box for toes to spread. Though the shoe is not wide by any means, people who have trouble fitting into the Icebug Read more [...]

Altra Lone Peak 1.5 In-Depth Review

  Altra, the company famous for the non-traditional zero drop foot-shaped sneaker, has created a shoe that might be of interest to obstacle racers. The Altra Lone Peak 1.5 is a shoe designed for all the off-road training that leads up to race day. The Lone Peak 1.5 is perfect for trail running and hiking. Its wide toe box is designed to accommodate individuals with wider feet but still has enough fit through the midfoot and heel to keep the shoe snug. The underside of the shoe Read more [...]

Reebok All-Terrain 2.0 In-Depth Review

Reebok has come out with their much anticipated update to the Reebok All-Terrain Series with the Reebok All Terrain Super 2.0. What many people were hoping for after the first version was an upgrade in the durability and possibly making them wider in the forefoot to accommodate people with feet wider than a ballerina. Interestingly enough they only slightly updated the upper skin of the shoe and left the shoes last completely untouched. While improving on the upper they also added 0.28 oz. Read more [...]

Garmin Forerunner 225 Unboxing and Preview

The Garmin Forerunner 225 is Garmin's latest GPS watch release. This time they've upped the ante and added an Optical Heart Rate sensor to measure you hear rate without a chest strap. This is a direct competitor to the TomTom Cardio that has the same features and was released a little over a year ago, check out our review on the TomTom Cardio Here. Also check out my first run with the Garmin 225, keeping a low heart rate on purpose at 144 bpm average. Read more [...]

Reebok TR Wild Review

The Reebok TR Wild is a shoe that doesn't get mentioned much in the obstacle course racing world but should be. What the TR Wild brings is a budget friendly, entry level, OCR shoe. The TR wild would be normally be more at home on a slightly muddy trail because of how it is designed. But if you aren't sure how many races you want to run or if you aren't sure OCR is for you, this is a great shoe to start with. Reebok TR Wild Features As far as features go this shoe falls right into the basic Read more [...]