My Favorite Ear Buds

Currently my favorite earbuds for working out is the Philips SHQ1200PK/28 ActionFit. My ear holes are small and I’ve always had trouble finding the right earbuds that I could use during exercise with out it falling out. The last one I owned supposedly had this great technology that would lock the ear buds into the ear and wasn’t suppose to fall out, but some the actual bud cover itself would just pop out. I’m not sure why this would happen, maybe because of sweat or the many use of it. After being feed up of having to touch my ear buds as I was working out or picking up the ear buds from the floor I figured there wasn’t anything made for my ear. After doing some googling and reading countless articles on the best ear buds for working out I stumbled upon the Philips SHQ1200PK/28 ActionFit on Amazon. I figured it was only $10.99 so it was worth a try. When I got the ear buds I was pleasantly surprised. I used it on a couple of runs and it never fell out. Though because I’m so used to other ear buds falling out I have this habit of touching the ear buds occasionally just to make sure its not falling out. There is an updated model, but I love the design of this model since its simple. Finally I’ve reached ear buds peace and glad I didn’t have to spend too much to get there.

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Coaster Run 10K 2016

This is my 4th year of doing the Coaster Run. Of all the race I’ve done, this is my favorite and I always look forward to doing this every year. For this race I decided it was time to switch it up and do the 10K. February was pretty warm, so I thought it would be a nice run to look forward to. Well that wasn’t the case the week of the race. The forecast decided to take a turn in March and revert back to SoCal winter weather. The forecast for the day of the race was rain, I just didn’t think it would be heavy rain. I was prepared with my rain jacket that I from Columbia for the Coaster Run few years ago. Since I haven’t really worn it since it was a good opportunity to put it to good use. When my friend and I got to the race it was still pouring. It was pouring for a good 20-30 minutes. As it was nearing the start of the race it wasn’t pouring as bad, but it was still raining. After about 1-2 miles into the race I felt like it stopped raining. As the sun came out it started to get hot, but I couldn’t really take off my jacket because the Race Dots I put on was holding my bib on my jacket. What I liked about this course was that for the 10K it ran partially a different course compared to the 5K. The 5K portion was the same and then you continued on before looping back to the finish line. I don’t like when some 10K courses just have you doing a second lap of the 5K course. The 10K I did at the Rose Bowl was like that and it sucked because you saw a sign where it said 5K go here and 10K you had to do another lap obviously. When its hot and your running a 10K and you see the sign for the 5K your like why didn’t I just sign up for the 5K instead. For this race my focus was running. Normally in races I try to take photos. Apparently I missed a photo op with some Peanuts characters, but I didn’t matter because my goal was to finish without stopping. Plus since I knew there was going to be rain I didn’t think any of the characters would show up. So I finished this 10K in 1:01. As always I doubt myself I thought it would have taken me longer, but I always end up surprising myself. I know I shouldn’t doubt myself, but its kind of nice when you think your running at a snails pace, but you end up doing ok. I think for my next race which is a 5K I want to improve my time and hopefully PR. Time to do some speed work and cross training.