Late post this morning! Normally I like to write my posts the night before and schedule them for around 4am eastern time, but last night I was really tired. When I got home from my run I did a load of laundry, watched an episode of Luke Cage on Netflix with Adam and then fell into bed.
Maybe I was extra tired from fighting the wind on my run. It was really gusty but the temps dipped into the mid 70s which was nice for a change!
My calves have been pretty tight lately so now about 10 minutes into my run I’m stopping to do a series of calf stretches before finishing my run or workout. I used to always do this but got away from it over the last few months for whatever reason. Just goes to show that the little maintenance things do count!
A couple of weeks ago a runner named Eric Henningson reached out to me. He is a 28 year old guy who had a dependency on painkillers for five years.
Thanks to running Eric is no longer dependent on painkillers. Now he writes a fitness blog and even brought out his own line of bluetooth earbuds for runners called Runnerz! These earbuds are made to stay in your ear without bouncing around (or falling out) while you’re running and sweating.
Eric asked if I would like to try a pair. I’ve had two other offers to review bluetooth earbuds from big brands here on this blog but I turned them down because I LOVE my Yurbud Inspire 300s. However, I think Eric’s story is inspirational and I like supporting small business owners (especially when they’re runners) so I thought, why not!
Eric sent me a code so I could purchase the earbuds through Amazon Prime and then I got to trying them out. (Way to go on the packaging Eric, it’s super sleek!)
Since I’ve never used bluetooth earbuds before I wasn’t sure what to expect, but HELLO they are pretty amazing. While I’m still fairly young and I like technology (Adam and I are turning our house into a smart home), I’m sometimes resistant to change which is why I hadn’t moved to bluetooth yet.
I thought I would miss the cord – which is a weird thing to think since how many of us miss having to use phones with cords attached?!
I wore the Runnerz during my long run over the weekend and they stayed put in my ear the entire time. If you remember it was 90*F (feels like 95) during that run so I can’t imagine I’ll ever get sweatier and the earbuds never fell out of my ear or started sounding scratchy because water/sweat was getting into them.
The earbuds themselves are super lightweight. You will completely forget that you’re even wearing earbuds which is something that never really happens when you’re still using corded earbuds because the cord is always flying around or getting caught on your arm.
Charging the Runnerz up is super easy. They come with a USB cable and charge completely in just about one hour (that’s fast!). You can tell that they’re changing because the little light on the back of one of the buds turns red.
The earbuds have tiny little buttons on the side that allow you to quickly change the volume, skip songs, pause songs, accept a call and do all of the other things that you want your earbuds to allow you to do.
If you’re looking to move to bluetooth earbuds, or you’re in need of a new pair, I can definitely recommend Runnerz. They come in black, red and blue and have a 1 year warranty.
Thanks to Eric for taking the time to share his story with me and for allowing me to try out these earbuds!
Do you use bluetooth earbuds?
What music player do you use – spotify, pandora, google play?