If you’re clever, you’ll put two and two together realizing that I live in Columbus, Ohio and running all year long means I’m running in:
- Cold-ass temperatures
I don’t swear a lot on the blog partly for professional reasons and partly because I know it turns some people off (though I don’t understand it, I respect it). However some situations really do call for the need of a curse word. Running outside when the temp or windchill is in the single digits, is one of those times.
Another thing that you’ll pick up reading my blog is that I love my YakTrax. Love them. Without them I would not be running outside in the winter.
A few months ago I noticed that YakTrax was running a contest on their Facebook Page, all you had to do to enter was submit a picture that showed why you should be considred to be a sponsored athlete.
Oh I submitted a picture alright. Of me running through a bunch of snow from my first race ever.
Next thing I know YakTrax contacted me to tell me that I got picked! I am one of YakTrax’s Sponsored Atheltes for the 2010-2011 Winter Season.
As a YakTrax sponsored athlete I get to try out all of YakTrax products and they also included some hand warmers to get me through the winter season.
I’m a sponsored athlete until March of 2011 and all I have to do is check in with YakTrax and keep them updated on my training.
The YakTrax arrived just in time because Christmas morning I woke up to fresh powder for my morning run. Under all that fresh snow is packed down ice. The roads in my hood don’t get salted or plowed. I don’t know why but they don’t which means that I’m usually running on snow and ice all winter long.
The YakTrax Pro’s have a strap going across the top of the shoe that provides a little bit more structure to help keep the YakTrax in place. These updated YakTrax are a tad different than the ones I had been using and these new ones are a lot easier to put on. They stretch a little easier and there is more of a grip in the back that aids in sliding them on.
I’m totally prepared for winter running now! Let’s get it done!
What about you, are you still running and training outside this winter?
Disclaimer: I’m a YakTrax Sponsored Athlete for 2010-2011 Winter Season. YakTrax sent me these products for free and in exchange I’m to post about my winter training. The opinions, comments, and thoughts on my training and the YakTrax products are all my own.