I don’t like writing about bad things, which is probably why this blog has sat silent in recent months. Life hasn’t been all bad, it’s just caught me off guard with a few more challenges than I expected.
But today I break the silence! Not with a valid explanation for my cyber-absence or any helpful tips on recovering from being hit by a car, planning a race-cation in Iceland, or how to avoid pre-race illness in the American Southwest. Those riveting posts are in the works but today I give you something SO MUCH BETTER.
Smashfest Queen, the triathlon apparel company that keeps me looking sharp during workouts, races and strutting around town is running a two-day special: 20% off!!
Use the code CHURAFRIEND at smashfestqueen.com today or tomorrow (that’s Monday and Tuesday, November 21st and 22nd in the year 2016 AD if you’re worried this post has been sitting here for decades) to get this KILLER discount.
Not sure what to buy? I can help.
The BRIGHTER the BETTER.
You or the lucky loved one you’re planning to shop for likely ride or run on the road. Show them you love them and make them as visible as possible.
I’m currently a huge fan of the Finding Kona and Horizon cycling kits. They’ve been road tested by this car-a-phobe and I do believe they help with cyclist visibility. The cycling bibs are also really comfy on the trainer.
For running (or everyday wear) nothing beats the Summer Nights Racerback Tank. Even Cowboy approves!
Official studies say making the moving parts of your body (like feet) brighter helps with visibility. Unofficial studies say these just look badass. 5″ crew socks are officially “in” for both cycling and running. You and everyone you know needs a pair of these Fluro Green beauties.
Next, a bit of a wildcard because I have yet to personally test them, but at first look they meet my super high standards for visibility and far exceed my admittedly questionable standards for fashion: the NEW Cycling Gloves and Convertor Gloves.
Last, but certainly note least, it looks like there are some very limited sizes left in my absolute favorite SMASH item, the Haley 16 Kit. This kit is bright and happy and easy to see on any course. Quick! Check! Maybe they still have your size!
Happy shopping friends! And thank you for your support through the ups and downs this year. I promise to update more regularly going forward.