Last year, I broke a personal habit of running with headphones. A BIG DEAL. A running world without jamming to music while racing down the street/trails/track was incomprehensible.
At the time, I was training for the Chicago Marathon with my best friends, Kristy and Marie, and we all decided to – and successfully did – train for and run the race without headphones. This decision allowed us to take in all of our surroundings, enjoy (and sometimes hate) the experience, hear the enthusiastic Chicago crowd cheering us on, and talk to each other throughout the race.
Since that “breakup,” I have graduated from college, started working for Fit Approach, traveled across Europe, and moved to Denver to start law school. Needless to say, its been an incredible whirlwind of a year. However, one of the biggest changes I’ve experienced is being away from my best friends, my support system, and my running buddies!
Not to fret as I’ve found a best friend “replacement.” Enter, AfterShokz Trekz Titanium. With my wireless AfterShokz headphones, I have the best of both worlds. Not only can I run with jams again, but the headphones are sweat resistant, stay on while running and handstanding (loop around the ears) – designed for runners (and GSDers)! AfterShokz allows me to listen to music, talk to my best friends and family over the phone, and still be present in the world around me; hearing cars zooming by, dust kicked up after passing a fellow runner, or maybe the ice cream truck coming around the corner…because let’s be honest, definitely stop running for ice cream.
Of course, I can’t completely replace my best friends with headphones, however not only do I run with my AfterShokz, but ‘we’:
get coffee, study, and work together…
Do handstands together…
Take on Monday together…
…and kick cancer in the butt together.
Now through October 31, 25% of proceeds from each unit sold will be donated to Bright Pink to educate and spread awareness about breast and ovarian cancer. While ordering, add the code PinkGift for a free case!
Starting in October, join Fit Approach and AfterShokz for a month-long Instagram Challenge! Follow along on Instagram (@FitApproach; @beckstands) and use the hashtags #AwareWithPink #SweatPink. For a chance to win Trekz Titanium headphones from AfterShokz, submit your grams to the Challenge Page.