Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Earbuds, Arm Warmers & St. George


Nice Touch, St. George Marathon!

The St. George Marathon sent me a newspaper with marathon day articles. My name is in there, too... Along with all of the other runners and their finishing times! Here's my race report from that October race day, in case you missed it. When I think about it, I can almost feel the leg pain of running down those hills in St. George. Ouch!

One Size Doesn't Fit All Asics Arm Warmers

The UPS driver brought me some new Asics arm warmers. I'd only recommend them to you if your upper arms measure 10" or less. Mine are a little bigger than that so the arm warmers are a little tight. They're a good deal for only $2.67, which might even beat the price of my homemade arm warmers

Earbud Results 


Thank you for all of the great earbud recommendations on my recent post! I came up with a list of your likes from your comments... 

Earbuds You Like (in order of votes with $ to give you an idea of price): 

  • Skull Candy $ (3 votes) 
  • Koss Fit Series for women $ (2 votes) 
  • Bose $$$ (1 vote) In-line volume control switch: my fave feature!
  • AfterShokz earband $$ (1 vote)
After that post, I started thinking more about my Sony earbuds falling out when I run and realized that the weight of the earbud wire pulls my earbud out of my ear. I was able to fix that! I wrapped the earbud wire around a clip (that came with some other earbuds) to fasten the wire to my shirt. It's not a perfect fix, but it's a lot better!

30 comments:

  1. I find that all Asics clothing runs on the small side. Buds that fall out are the worst.

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    1. That's a good tip for Asics clothes. Thanks! My Asics shoes run small, too.

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  2. Glad you found a cheap earbud solution! One of my tanks has a loop on the back specifically for a cord and it makes them stay in so much better.

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    1. I like clothes with special features like that!

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  3. I've discovered that my arms aren't the same size! I seem to be able to find arm wants that fit one arm or the other, but not both!

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    1. Same with my arms! I could tell that my right arm is bigger than my left one when I put these arm warmers on.

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  4. I have the same trouble with arm warmers. I usually only buy them when I can pick a size. Of course that means they cost a little more.

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    1. Yeah, it's just another case of you get what you pay for!

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  5. I love the commemorative newspapers! I have a couple of those too.

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    1. Now that I think about it, I think the Big Sur Marathon sent me one, too.

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  6. I found that he Asics armwarmers are child sized as well! I gave them to my 12 year old niece!

    As for earbuds - I love my Yurbuds. the womens ones. I have weird ears and most earbuds hurt, but the yurbuds stay in nice and no pain at all.

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    1. They'd be more comfortable if I had never started doing arm exercises! That's good to hear about Yurbuds. Thanks!

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  7. I've never got into arm warmers. I need something that will cover my fingers or actually my thumbs. It's those darned thumbs I can't seem to keep warm in the winter.

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    1. Your poor thumbs! Sometimes I skip wearing gloves and pull my arm warmers down over my hands. (I couldn't do that with these small arm warmers, though.)

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  8. I love the marathon that sent you the newspaper. I love seeing the local articles about a race I'm in. I never had a race send them to me though.

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    1. I just finished reading through the newspaper that the St. George Marathon sent. I read that because of the abnormally cool temps, many records were broken. I was freezing at the start, shivering while standing near a bonfire while I was wrapped in a foil blanket like a burrito! I'm not complaining, though. It was nice to run in cooler temps after burning up all summer in Texas.

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  9. That is a great deal on arm warmers! Wow. Too bad they're so small. :-( I'm so glad you found a solution for your ear buds too!

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    1. I know, at least I only spent $2+!

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  10. Love your new page layout, Tina!
    Too bad about the arm warmers.. at least you can make a pair that fits better!
    I just have a cheap-o pair of ear buds. I even lost the rubber pieces off of them. I need the kind that hook over your ear or they fall out.

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    1. Thanks! At least I can wear the arm warmers. And I'm pretty sure that they'll never slide down!

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  11. I'm surprised no Yurbuds? :) Those are my favorites, I've been using them for 2 years now. I wrap the cords into my sports bra and then clip the part coming out onto the top part of the bra to prevent jangling while I run. Since I use the iPod shuffle, that too gets clipped to my sports bra. After trial and error over the past 2 years, it's become my best method :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your method for running with earbuds! Sounds efficient and jangle-free!

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  12. I have a hard time finding good headphones. Sorry the arm warmers didn't fit you well. I think most armwarmers are one size fits all but that is just awkward because obviously not everyones arm is the same size. They should at least have small, medium and large. I've found arm warmers that are too small and some that are too big. All are one size though.

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    1. Yeah, it's hard to get that perfect fit with earbuds, too. Just goes to show that ears are not one size or type fits all either!

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  13. That is really cool that the race sent you a newspaper!

    I've never tried armwarmers, but those might work for my chicken arms.

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    1. I like to wear arm warmers at the start of a race in cold weather. I'm cold at first, but once I get moving I warm up enough to take them off and wrap them around my waist. At least that's what I usually do. At St. George I tossed my homemade ones. Now I kind of miss them!

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  14. Thanks for the heads up about the arm warmers. Wouldn't work at all for me! And I agree with the Koss FitClips - stay put and don't hurt your ears.

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    1. That's what I would worry about with the clips - possible pain, but I guess the clips are flexible enough not to hurt. Sounds like they do a good job of keeping the earbuds where they belong. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. So did the St. George Marathon folks send that newspaper to all of the race participants? If so that's really cool and very unique!

    Glad you found a fix for your Sony earbuds! I don't like excess cord bouncing around in general, so I usually run my earbud cord under my shirt to my waistband (where my iPod shuffle is clipped) and bunch the excess cord in my sports bra. It's amazing all of the things that can be stored in that thing, ha!

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  16. That's never good when arm warmers are too tight although the price sounds great! Congrats on the marathon finish even though it was slower than previous ones.

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