Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Happy Trail Running Month {from Merrell}

Did you know August is Trail Running Month?! #RealTalk - I had no idea until the AWESOME folks over at Merrell contacted me and asked if they could send me a package as a way to celebrate. Um... HECK TO THE YES, OF COURSE! SIGN ME UP! [FYI - When I was getting info ready for this post I didn't find anything "official" about August being Trail Running Month per say, but any reason to encourage folks to get out running on the trails is fine by me ;)]

They asked for my shoe size and mailing address, so I figured maybe they'd send me a pair of overstocked shoes that they were having a hard time selling, but golly gee, was I wrong! I came home to a BIG O' BOX on my front porch!

I may have accusedly asked the hubby if he bought a monitor or something without discussing it first with me ;)

I was so excited to dive in and see what Merrell sent. I was floored! Not only was there so much more than I would have ever expected, but the goodies were AMAZEBALLS! This wasn't just quickly thrown together; it was obvious someone took a lot of time and thought to curate and coordinate the products they included {all to help get in some WILD MILES!}. 

Two shoe boxes and a gift bag full of goodies! 

As you (may or may not) know, I've got a big birthday run scheduled this year and I'm sure that MANY of these goodies will come in handy. In fact, the hubby and I have had our eyes on a Life Straw for quite a while (we always carry iodine tablets with us to purify our water, but something like this always seemed amazing... we just never pulled the trigger and ordered them for ourselves). And I'm trying to decide if I should tie-dye the shoulder bag or add patches and pins to it... 

I'll be honest, I've never worn Merrell shoes before, but I'm stoked to give them a try! I'd say that a white camo shoe wouldn't be my first choice aesthetically, but I love that the Antora 2 Trail Running Shoe is vegan friendly and offers a rock plate for protection on the trails. (FYI - It does have a medial post for pronation, which I do not have, so it might not work for me, but I'll give it a shot!) The Agility Peak 4 definitely has an interesting lacing system and seems like it would work on just about any terrain with the Vibram® MegaGrip® for the best combination of traction and durability on wet or dry surfaces. I'm pretty sure both pairs are calling me to the trails! Can't wait to take them out for some dirt and vert!


PS To help everyone get in the mood for Trail Running Month Merrell has a Wild Miles Challenge! Each week they have a challenge to complete, information for new runners, and content to encourage miles on the trail. If you aren't already following them on Instagram, make sure you do so! And, in case this isn't obvious, I've gotta give a BIG thank you to Merrell for the goodies and for bringing my attention to how important August truly is when it comes to the outdoors ;) 


Do you prefer running on the roads or on the trails?

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