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Running-related Nerdy Purchases (Read 171 times)


Sloooow.

     

    Everybody needs a Thneed?

     

    I LOL'ed, that has to be my favourite kids movie.


    Girl Parts

      I'm glad someone else asked what that was because I had no idea!

       

      I can't think of any of my purchases that would be considered nerdy.    Perhaps I am in denial.

       


      YAYpril - B-Plus

        I bought a reflective vest so I don't get run over in the winter, because I can't run during daylight during the work week. That's probably the nerdiest thing I've bought.


        Bad Ass

          I prefer the method of having one or two knuckle lights and blinding whoever is trying to hit me.  Either that or very neon compression socks work too.

           

          I bought a reflective vest so I don't get run over in the winter, because I can't run during daylight during the work week. That's probably the nerdiest thing I've bought.

          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

          Next:  San Francisco Marathon

          Blog

          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

            I bought a reflective vest so I don't get run over in the winter, because I can't run during daylight during the work week. That's probably the nerdiest thing I've bought.

             

            I have never considered reflective gear nerdy.  Staying alive is fairly high on my priority list.

             

            I have asked for a Nathan Minimist hydration pack for Father's Day.

            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

            Buelligan


              I'm a gear freak.  When I get interested in something, I like having all the bells and whistles.  I have all the tools I need to maintain everything I have.  I can yank the engine from my car because I have my own engine hoist.  When I get into something, I go all in.   When it comes to running though... I'm a minimalist.  I just need coverings for my feet and genitals and a clear path and I'm good to go.

               

              I love this about running.  I don't need much to do it... not like everything else in my life.

              MrNamtor


              DON'T TREAD ON ME

                I don't know - is my new Talson UV Flap Cap nerdy?

                 

                Hell no C. That's ironically retro. Very French Foreign Legion. Tres hip.

                MrNamtor


                DON'T TREAD ON ME

                  I'm a gear freak.  When I get interested in something, I like having all the bells and whistles.  I have all the tools I need to maintain everything I have.  I can yank the engine from my car because I have my own engine hoist.  When I get into something, I go all in.   When it comes to running though... I'm a minimalist.  I just need coverings for my feet and genitals and a clear path and I'm good to go.

                   

                  I love this about running.  I don't need much to do it... not like everything else in my life.

                   

                  Hehe - love this.


                  YAYpril - B-Plus

                    I prefer the method of having one or two knuckle lights and blinding whoever is trying to hit me.  Either that or very neon compression socks work too.

                     

                     

                    I use knuckle lights too, but one night last winter I drove past a woman who was using knuckle lights and wearing a vest. She lit up like a Christmas tree and I was very impressed. I figured it couldn't hurt, and now in the winter I no longer have to worry about only wearing reflective clothing - I could wear all black if I wanted, and still be very visible.

                    Philliefan33


                      i didn't buy it (made it myself), but I am rocking an R2D2 costume at my half on Sunday. I am really excited about it Smile

                       

                      that might be the nerdiest ...you better share pics!

                       

                      My daughters think my reflective vest and knuckle lights are rather dorky, but I'd rather be dorky than roadkill.

                      Future Races:

                      5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler

                      Awood_Runner


                      Smaller By The Day

                        This winter, there was a woman that I would see on a regular basis that had the best high viz gear I've seen.  The vest was reflective, but it also had lights that flashed in various patterns.  I've never seen anything like it, but you couldn't miss her.

                        Improvements

                        Weight 100 pounds lost

                        5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                        10K 48:59 April 2013

                        HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                        MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                        FreeSoul87


                        Runs4Sanity

                          Bought knucklights, but I need to put new batteries in them and that isn't quite at the top of my list because I am not really running in the dark right now. I do have  headlamp that I got to use at Saturday night's trail race and it was awesome, I don't care how nerdy it is I will use it when I run the trails at night... just not when on the road.

                          Reflective....ish Gear: A fluorescent yellow hat, and then a white hat with some fluorescent thingies on it. I now have two pairs of shorts that are kind of fluorescent and you won't miss me if your headlights shine on me, or any light for that matter, they are orange and.... the other color is like pinkish/red or something.

                          I think that is it.

                          *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                          PRs

                          5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                          10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                          15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                          13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                           

                          FreeSoul87


                          Runs4Sanity

                            I have some flashy light thingies on my stroller for if I do get caught out in the evening hours with my son, they are blue lights and can either stay on consistently, flash really quickly and kind of annoying, or flash slowly. They also make ones for your ankles, wrists, neck, dog and waist.

                             

                            This winter, there was a woman that I would see on a regular basis that had the best high viz gear I've seen.  The vest was reflective, but it also had lights that flashed in various patterns.  I've never seen anything like it, but you couldn't miss her.

                            *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                            PRs

                            5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                            10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                            15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                            13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                             

                            jamezilla


                            Follower of Forrest

                              VFF's

                              6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                               

                              A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                               

                              daisymae25


                              Squidward Bike Rider

                                My Nathan water bottle belt that I wear only during really hot days.

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