#RapOnTheRun: Expensive Running Socks: Marketing Hype or Worth The Extra Coins? (Video)

#RapOnTheRun: Expensive Running Socks: Marketing Hype or Worth The Extra Coins?

Running socks are expensive &there’s marketing claiming they’re best for runs &workouts. But are they really worth it?

In the latest product review, I compare “regular”performance socks with speciality running socks. I also give some tips on how to cut down on the cost of purchasing running socks. The two running sock brands referenced in the video are Balegas and Feetures!, in comparison with a brand bought at Target.

Below are some things to keep in mind:
1. Good running socks have extra stitching &paneling. This cuts down on friction, increases comfort &prevents blisters.

2. The right mix of synthetic fabric decreases moisture which keeps your feet cooler and dryer in the summer, warmer in the winter.

3. Quality running socks cost more but they last longer &are more durable.

There are ways you can save money as well. Y’all can watch the full product comparison review after the jump!

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#RapOnTheRun: Maia Sports Bra Review For Fuller Cup Sizes (Video)

#RapOnTheRun: Maia Sports Bra Review For Fuller Cup Sizes (Video)

If you wear a fuller cup size (DD-EEE) it be a challenge to find a sports bra that provides comfort, compression, durability &function. When I first started running I wore two-three regular bras (NOT recommended!) in an attempt to get the support needed for high impact activity. It’s not a good idea to wear your regular, everyday bra for workouts. You can have chaffing, not enough support, plus it may ruin your bras as well. Truth is, your day to day bras just aren’t built for fitness activity.

It took me visits to four different running stores before I found this brand. Plus several ladies I know off line have asked what type of gear I wear for running and workouts, so I decided to do this video.

In this video I review the Maia Moving Comfort sports bra and provide feedback on its performance for running, endurance sports and workouts.

Y’all can watch the video after the jump!

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#RapOnTheRun: Spirulina Algae Review For Energy &Endurance + EnergyBits vs. Green Foods (Video)

#RapOnTheRun: Spirulina Algae Review For Energy &Endurance + EnergyBits vs. Green Foods (Video)

I’ve been using EnergyBits and spirulina algae as a running supplement for about a year and a half. I first read about it from the #runchat hashtag on Twitter, and noted several different running bloggers writing about why they use it. Algae is plant-based, vegan, about 60% protein (three times that of a steak!), high in iron and chlorophyll, plus more.

In this video I review spirulina algae’s benefits and why I use it for energy and endurance for running. Since one of my 2016 goals is to become more lean and muscular (push through abs!, which means cutting back on eating delicious Oreo cookies *insert sad face emoji*) I’ve recently taken up HIIT and strength training workouts. I now use algae before strength training workouts as well.

I also share two brands of algae (EnergyBits &Green Foods), plus talk about the differences between the two: price options, taste, and more.

Y’all can watch the video after the jump!

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Art of Cool (@theaocproject) Innovate Your Cool 2016 Conference Lineup #IYC

AOC (@theaocproject) Innovate Your Cool 2016

Durham, NC’s Art of Cool Festival just released the lineup for their 2016 Innovate Your Cool conference. As with last year, #IYC coincides with AOC’s annual music fest.

#IYC focuses on innovation, music, culture, tech and more. This year’s event will include a round table with Rapsody and Terrance Martin on the creative process behind Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, a Moog Music-sponsored synth building workshop, Jeghetto’s afro futuristic hip hopera 5P1N0K10, a Google Lounge performance by Cypher U and J. Rowdy [READ: The NC State Cypher: An Important Part of North Carolina Hip Hop Culture &History] plus so much more.

Innovate Your Cool was my favorite part of 2015’s Art of Cool Music festival. The music shows were awesome but it was dope to take a break from the concerts. Y’all can check out my recap video of last year’s top coolest festival features below.

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