Posts Tagged ‘Runners’

SmartyPants Vitamins: A Smart Addition to Your Routine


If you are a runner, simply heading out and pounding the pavement isn’t going to get you to your peak performance. Rather, runners must supplement their running with good nutrition which includes utilizing a strong vitamin component to their diet. SmartyPants Vitamins offers runners several different options of vitamins available all with the same quality ingredients and formulated to take your running to the next level.

SmartyPants targets those nutrients toughest to get from food, acquire the very best available forms of those nutrients, and combine them all into one (tasty) supplement. SmartyPants vitamins contain only natural ingredients that are not genetically modified (non GMO).Every bottle includes three delicious flavors of gummies (lemon, strawberry banana and orange) with no synthetic colors and no artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or any other junk.

At SmartyPants Vitamins they are all about simplifying health. That’s why they make the Good Gummy, delicious and premium all-in-one complete gummy vitamins that combine nutrients like omega 3s, soluble fiber, vitamins D3 + B12 that are toughest to get in the right amount from our diets.

I have tried both the Adult Complete and the Adult Complete + Fiber and both are great ways to supplement the nutrition required to be at the top of your game. The Adult Complete + Fiber allows you that little extra boost you may need to help things along but does so in a less offensive way than other OTC options available.

SmartyPants has a variety of different products you will want to check out including men’s and women’s vitamins, prenatal vitamins and vitamins for the younger runners in your home.

For more information about SmartyPants Vitamins, please visit their website by clicking here. You can also “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Register for the Wild Goose Chase 5K



Registration is now open for the Wild Goose Chase 5K which will be held in Florence, Massachusetts on May 22, 2016.

This running event is an event perfect for the whole family. Running events include a 1.2 mile fun run/walk, a 5K and kids races. Carnival events include wagon rides, face painting, live music, and more. The Wild Goose Chase is held to benefit Whole Children and will be held at Look Park.

Whole Children is a nonprofit organization located in Hadley, MA that provides after-school, weekend, and vacation enrichment programs for children and teens of all abilities, especially those with special needs. For more information about this organization, please “Like” their Facebook page by clicking here and follow them on Twitter by clicking here.

To register for the Wild Goose Chase 5K, please click here. Sign up the whole family for the event and come out and support a great cause!


Sport Suds: The Perfect Cleaning Tool for Runners


You may not want to admit it, but you smell. And your clothes smell. No matter how much you want to deny it, runners are a smelly lot. But that’s okay! Runners should wear the post-run odor with pride because it means you have tackled a race and crossed the finish line. But when the run is over, you want to be able to rid yourself of the funky smells of running. After all, it’s better to carry around a  medal than it is a smelly presence.

Thanks to Sport Suds, runners now have a great solution to ensure a fresh smell for both bodies and workout clothes. Specially designed for sports enthusiasts yet superb for the whole family, the Sport Suds line of high performance cleaning products removes the most extreme dirt and odors to leave you feeling and smelling clean and fresh like never before. Each high-powered cleaner is specially formulated to do one specific job, so we make sure it does its job exceptionally well.

All Sport Suds products are sustainably sourced and made from naturally occurring materials. They make sure the products are readily biodegradable, non-toxic, and septic and grey water safe.


The Sports Suds laundry detergent does an absolutely fantastic job removing post-workout funk from your running clothes and breaks away odors from technical shirts in a way that other cleaners can’t. Laundry is left fresh and clean smelling and perfect to line-up at the starting line of the next race without carrying the sweat and dirt of the previous race with you.

I have also been highly impressed with the Sports Suds body wash which is a great way to clean off the body after a tough workout. The body wash has a fresh, unscented nature to it and the wash does not leave a soapy film on the body after the shower. The body wash is smooth on the skin and refreshing.

For more information about Sport Suds, please check out their website by clicking here. You can also “like” them on Facebook by clicking here and “follow” them on Twitter.

Register for the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run


Registration is open for the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run which will be held in Salem, Massachusetts on November 26, 2015. This race is the largest race on the North Shore and is one that you certainly want to take part in! It was voted Best Holiday Race 2012, 2013 and 2014 by North Shore Road Race Guide.

Proceeds from the 12th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving morning benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. This race will feature close to 2000 runners taking part in a Thanksgiving morning run ideal for burning a few calories before the turkey and trimmings hit the table at your Thanksgiving dinner. With an early start time of 8AM this is race will allow you to have a great run and earn that extra piece of pumpkin pie!

The first 1500 participants get long-sleeved Brooks tech shirts. You can register for the race by clicking here.

You can also “Like” the race on Facebook by clicking here.

2nd Annual Run for Jess

September 6, 2015 1 comment


On Saturday morning it was a quick trip over to the 2nd Annual Run for Jess in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Jessica Thurston was 27 years old when diagnosed with breast cancer, which quickly spread to her brain and liver. She passed away from the disease on 8/30/13 after a tough 2 year battle. All proceeds from this race goes toward the The Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund is a 501c3 Charitable Foundation, and with the money raised, they support local charities as well as breast cancer research.

The race course is a great 3.1 mile loop through residential roads of East Bridgewater and the race directors did a nice job moving the starting line up a bit so the race was a true 5K as last year’s race course was a touch longer than 3.1 miles. The race course is a moderately challenging route with a couple nice hills mixed in right around the first mile and then half-way into the race; nothing too terrible but noticeable for sure. Just like at last year’s race, the East Bridgewater Police Department did a nice job patrolling the course and keeping runners safe.

I finished the 2nd Annual Run for Jess with a time of 24:53, good for 8:00/miles. After still dealing with some quad pain from a soccer related injury, I felt good out on the course and was overall pleased with the result. This race is one that definitely could become an annual favorite and the cause it supports couldn’t be better!