Recently I tried Avanza Skin. What caught my eyes is skincare made for athletes. Their products are designed to meet athletes’ specific needs, including sweat, acne, chafing, hair damage, and even hardened skin. It can be hard to find a skincare-related product designed to combat our specific needs as an athlete.
Avanza Skin was started as nonprofessional athletes that needed real dermatological solutions. This isn’t limited to running and biking, swimming, or any athletes. They were looking to find solutions for athletes that didn’t exist on the market.
I was excited to try the New Balance Fuelcell Elite 2 (also known as the NB Fuelcell Elite v2). The original Fuelcell Elite was ok but not great. It was heavier than many other carbon-plated models and not as responsive. I was hoping New Balance stepped up their game with the update, and thankfully they did. The newest version comes with a more stable ride, breathable knit upper, but it’s still one of the heavier options with less Traction.
The Asics Cumulus 23 is one of the longer-lasting shoes in the running industry. It’s a great option if you prefer a lighter version of the Nimbus or a more versatile shoe. This year it’s more flexible as well as softer. For a while, it felt like the Cumulus was getting too firm!
I had written “negative training logs.” Training logs where you admit you’re injured, or you are injured. I’ve been blogging since 2010, and somehow they never get easier. Anyway, November started off great. I thought I was finally getting into “running shape.” I ran a 1:29 half marathon on a fairly difficult course.
Over the last few months, I’ve been working with Netic Health. Originally I began using it while living in Napa Valley. My IT Bands became tight, and I had no place to turn. I found Netic Health as an easy resource for me to use in the comfort of my own home. Especially because during the time, much of California was still shut down.
When living in New Jersey (and even now looking back at life in NorCal), I was always close enough to drive to meet a PT in person. Now, living in the desert, I have to drive at least 70 miles to get out of the desert to get quality care. Sadly the coyotes or cacti don’t offer it. Even if you aren’t driving far, you can schedule Netic Health around your own busy needs and life. We all have busy lives and finding time to make a doctor’s appointment sometimes becomes the least of our priorities.
Over the summer, when the owners of Netic Health, Mathias and Louis, reached out to me, I was excited to try it.