Thank you to Best Buy for sponsoring today’s post
I would ask, “Is it just my house that has been hit by craziness?” First I sprained my ankle and still cannot run, and now the flu. I would ask that question, save the for the myriad of FB and Instagram posts I am reading from personal friends and blogger friends who are experiencing weirdness too. I know I am not the only one that is being set back in my goals, but strangely, that comradery has really kept me from discouragement. Knowing that I am not the only one being challenged to keep my goals even in the face of trials and set backs helps me to see that I am not alone and therefore should not give-up. So, even though I could not run this week, I decided to work on my goals from the sofa. I know that sounds weird , but I am a hardcore prepper/planner/list-maker. So, I know what I need and what I want… I decided to go virtual window shopping for it. I need a better way to hold my iphone on runs or better headphones.
I currently have a Misfit shine from Best Buy (you can read my review here) to track my steps during the day and that works for getting steps in on my off days. I use my iPhone 5 with the Runkeeper app to track my runs. (See over on the sidebar… my last run was sooo long ago. le sigh.) I love that runkeeper let’s my use my music library to run to.
It keeps me super motivated. Here’s my issue. I cannot for the life of me keep my phone in a place where I don’t somehow get the earphone wires all tangled up. I wish there was no cord so I could have my phone stashed in my runner’s pack or my waterbottle that has a phone case attached. (I know, fancy.)
Since I already have cool gadgets to hold my phone, I think that blue tooth headphones are my answer. Check out the amazing Yurbuds at Bestbuy
I wish they made the wireless yurbuds in the amazing white and aqua combo too (available here):
How cute are those?!
I love the idea of not having a cord get in my way as I am trekking along. It might be the most annoying thing about running. Other than injuries. Since I am in week 3 of my training I am still trying to figure out what works for me as far as keeping me moving. Studies have shown that music can increase the intensity and duration of a workout by as much as 15%. Which does ZIP for me when I get the cord caught and have to put the earbud back in. Or when they hurt and I don’t want to run with them anyways. These seem cool because yurbuds was founded by an Ironman Triathlete and a 24-time marathoner who experienced the same issues. Who knew I was just like an Ironman? (I am totally laught right now. I am so funny.) These Stereo-Bluetooth® earphones lock in place comfortably so they never hurt and never fall out. They are sweat and water resistant and with the wind-blocking microphone designed for call clarity you can chat with your friends during your run. (You can, I can’t hold a conversation after the first mile.)With a battery life of up to 6 hours and provides visual and audible indicators when running low and comes with a charging cable so you can plug them in at night and be good to go for your AM run.
I need these!
Right now Best Buy is offering 20% off all Yurbuds when you use the coupon code: yurbuds20off and get a $5 Best Buy Gift Card when you purchase a qualifying Health and Fitness product at a Best Buy Mobile Specialty Store! (Offers valid in-store and online 1/19/14 – 2/22/14. ) So these little beauties could be less than $100 before taxes if you combine both offers. Nice!
Are you wanting workout gear or accessories right now? What are you longing for?
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.