I received a pair of the Dr. Scholl’s Active Series insoles courtesy of Influenster and Dr. Scholl’s. Over the past few months, I’ve run in a pair of SuperFeet insoles. They start off at about $35. They work great, however they can be pricey. Researching online, the Dr. Scholl’s average about $20, which is a saving of at least $15.
Comfort wise, the Dr. Scholl’s feel awesome! Honestly they felt just as good or even better than the more expensive brand. Since I am doing half-marathon training, my insoles and shoes will be getting a workout. Insoles are helpful and do make a difference when doing long runs. If I can spend less money on a comparable product, I’m going to do it!
Verdict: These insoles are awesome!! A must buy!!
For more info about these insoles, go to: http://www.drscholls.com/Products/ActiveSeriesInsoles
So I made this great salad with a store bought Southwest chopped salad. I added in marinated grilled chicken, corn, black beans, peppers and homemade guacamole. People asked me about the recipe so here it is.
( If you find you need to adjust spices, you can. I prefer mine a bit chunky, so I don’t make it completely smooth.)
2 ripe avocado, cut in halves & seed removed
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/4 to 1/2 of onion, diced (I use red onion)
Few sprigs of cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper ( can be black or cayenne)
Scoop out the avocado & place in a bowl. Squeeze a bit of lime juice over the avocado so it doesn’t brown. Take a fork or masher and break up the avocado, adding in all the spices. Add in the tomato, onion, lime juice & cilantro, incorporating it into the avocado. Let it sit for about an hour before serving.
Today I decided to do a long run. I participated in a virtual 10k called the Foxy 5k/10k/Mile Run the ‘Hood Virtual Race. It was my longest run to date. I finished my 10k in 1:38:38. I ran a total of 6.5 miles in 1:43:44. Since I received both my RunnerBox and StrideBox last week, I’ve used a few things from each box.
Injinji Toe Socks
I love these things! This was my first time giving these a try. I received these in the April/May RunnerBox. They retail for $10. Awesome socks! They felt very weird on without the shoes. But by the time I hit the pavement, they felt wonderful. I plan on investing in a few more. These were the lightweight ones, which is what I prefer.
Skratch Labs Exercise Drink
I received this packet of Skratch exercise hydration mix in the June StrideBox. It retails for $1.95 for this size, although it can be purchased in other sizes and flavors. It’s very convenient to carry and use. The flavor I was sent tasted nice as well, with no aftertaste to speak of.
Injinji socks: http://www.injinji.com/
Skratch labs: http://www.skratchlabs.com/
I received my June StrideBox yesterday. Here’s my unboxing video.