#RapOnTheRun: My BSX Insight (@BSXInsight) Has Arrived. Time To See If It’s 2 Legited 2 Quited. #RunChat



Well y’all my BSX Insight Running Edition has arrived. Last year around this time I was selected to be one of the first consumers to try out the new wearable sports technology. Back then the device was in research and development (R&D) and not yet ready.

The BSX Insight was created by BSX Athletics, a sports technology startup out of Htine. (aka Houston, Texas). BSX Insight is the world’s first ever wearable, non-invasive lactate threshold sensor.

Last year when the product was still in R&D, I had just finished my first marathon and looking for a new goal [READ: BSX Athletics Insight + The Goals To Get Fast &Lean]. Now the finished product is available and I received it right before it went to market in April. For the past 6+ weeks I’ve been on doctor-ordered non activity and just got clearance last week. Now that I free to train again (YASSSSSSSSSSSSS!) I going to try out the BSX Insight and incorporate it into training.

Now mind y’all, I’m team low maintenance so I hope there’s not a lot of foolywang into getting this thing set up before I can start using it. I like tech gadgets that don’t take a lot of fiddling to be functional. So we’ll see if it’s “2 Legited 2 Quited“.

Y’all can stay tuned to my Twitter (@nancioishiphop), Instgram (@nancioishiphop), Facebook (Nanci O Is Hip Hop), YouTube (nancioishiphop) and the blog for all running updates.


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Events: SC Music Awards 2015 (@SCMusicAwards) Tickets On Sale Now

SC Music Awards 2015 (@SCMusicAwards)

Get ready! Florence, SC July 17-19, 2015. Y’all can visit SC Music Awards.com to find ticket information, a full listing of events throughout the weekend and more.

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2015 #AOCFest: Art Of Cool Festival (@TheAOCProject) Review: The Top 5 Coolest Features (Video)

2015 Art Of Cool Festival (@TheAOCProject) Review: The Top 5 Coolest Features #AOCFest (Video)

The 2015 Art Of Cool Festival is now down in the history books as another epic and memorable Art Of Cool event. This year’s festivities took place April 24 through 26 in downtown Durham, NC.

Art Of Cool is a 501(c)(3) jazz-presenting non-profit based in Durham. The company has been producing extra fly events in Raleigh-Durham for the last two years. One of their earliest kickbacks, which was also one of my favs —Thursdays At The Stack —no longer take place. It’s all good though, because since then the Art Of Cool has gone on to bring some of the best music artists/shows (Bilal, Goapele) and music education events (Start Of Cool) to the area.

This year’s Art Of Cool Festival included paid and free music shows, a food truck jam, jazz brunch, a blend of technology/business programming plus more. Shawty, there was so much going on, by Sunday I was wore out.

In this review, I count down the top five coolest features of the 2015 festival weekend. If you’re debating on attending 2016’s Art Of Cool festival, curious about the city of Durham or want to know what’s it like to attend a music festival here, be sure to watch the entire review through to the end.

Y’all can watch the 2015 Art Of Cool Festival’s Top 5 Coolest Features video after the jump!

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#RapOnTheRun: 2015 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon (@RunRocknRoll) Race Review (Video) #RunChat

#RapOnTheRun: 2015 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon Race Review (Video)

The Rock N Roll Half Marathon Series came to Raleigh, NC this past weekend. It was the second year for the event in the Triangle. Earlier this Spring while training for the 2015 Tobacco Road Marathon (which was to be my third full marathon), I ended up having to cut back on mileage. At that point, I was already conditioned up to 16 miles and didn’t want the training to go to waste. Tobacco Road’s half marathon was already sold out (I heard that they sell out every year) but the Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon still had slots, so I decided to sign up.

The Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon was my sixth half marathon, but first time running in a Rock N Roll series. In this race review, I give my thoughts on the event. The recap includes general feedback on the course, race expo and overall race experience. I also share thoughts on how the Rock N Roll Half Marathon compares to other locally-owned and produced half marathon events.

Y’all can watch the 2015 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon race review video after the jump!

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