Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sock Sponsor + Hydration Sponsor!

I'm super stoked to announce that I'll be partnering with a couple brands for the 2015 year!  It is always nice to have the support of trusted companies as I train and race in Mountain Ultra Trail Running and that is exactly what Swiftwick and SOSRehydrate is.  

Swiftwick has the best socks for ultra runners, plain and simple.  I've been supporting Swiftwick long before they started supporting me, so I was super excited that they chose me to be one of their sponsored athletes.  Just a quick story on the sock front: in 2011 I ran my first 100 mile race at the USATF 100 Mile Trail National Championship at Burning River 100.  I did well in the race but my feet did not.  I didn't know much about socks back then so I wore just a plain pair of what I thought were good athletic socks.  100 miles later, my feet were pruney, with blisters, and several black and missing toenails.  Fast forward to 2012 when I won a pair of Swiftwicks at the Mountain Masochist 50 Mile Trail Run.  I've worn Swiftwick during every ultra and for all of my long runs since, and I can't remember the last time I have had a blister or foot issues.  I trust this sock because my feet don't even know they are there.  #beswift #dowhatmovesyou

SOSRehydrate is a newer company that has engineered a fast-acting electrolyte replacement and hydration drink that helps combat dehydration caused by intense physical performance.  SOS was made by elite athletes and engineered by a leading doctor.  I was excited to try this stuff back in December when I first made a contact, and was really impressed with it.  It can sort of be likened to an IV drip, which is good because when running ultras or after intense training, it is vital to get rehydrated and not dehydrated.  An added benefit is that the citrus and blueberry flavors taste good.  Blueberry is my personal favorite.  #SOSRehydration #realhydration #4runnersbyrunners      

Check out Swiftwick for awesome socks and SOSRehydrate for your hydration needs.  Follow their social media sites - click on their logo for their website!

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