Ya know, I wasn’t sure if I was going to run tonight but when I got home from work there was a little box begging me to lace up and hit the road. I’m so glad I did. It was a great evening for a run – the sky was so beautiful I couldn’t help but smile!
I haven’t said so yet officially but, the reason I’m able to run Nike Women’s (half) Marathon this year is because of a partnership with an official race sponsor, Yurbuds. I’ve seen these around for awhile and so I jumped at this opportunity. I LOVE products made FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN (like Bia and RunningSkirts.com). So when these babies showed up on my doorstep tonight I had to take them for a spin.
Here’s my right-after-running reaction to using them for the first time:
So, in order to insert your Yurbuds you have to twist – which I am used to because I would do that to try to get my old earbuds to ‘stick’ by twisting them around. The odd looking shape of the “enhancers” (the silicone piece that covers the earphone) is a little offputting but trust me when I say I felt they were completely comfortable. Now, I’ve not logged hours in them yet so I’m curious to see how they compare for a long run. My old earphones would somehow cause my ears to feel numb or sore with pressure. So stay tuned for that.
One thing I did notice was that I could still hear the cars and wind around me while my music played. That’s because they’ve designed these to allow more ambient noise. For a lady running solo, that is smart design right there.
It’s good to know that Yurbuds does have different sized enhancers if you need them. I find the ones that came standard out of the box to be good for me. They are snug and I was THRILLED that I didn’t have to fidget or fuss with them at all during my run. If only I had video of the last time I ran with my old earphones. It was always so embarrassing to be running and swinging my arms around as I fished for a loose flying earphone behind my back. NO MORE!
I’m not going to lie – I will probably take these to work and wear them at my desk, ya know for the times when
I need to block out my co-workers water-cooler gossip I legitimately need to watch a video online for “work reasons” I really need to focus.
If you are interested in taking a look at Inspire Yurbuds, you can probably find them at an REI, Best Buy, or running store near you. Check out the Yurbuds website for more information.
I highly encourage you to follow Yurbuds on Twitter and Facebook. Search Twitter for #inspireforwoman for more info on this product. Also, this weekend, keep an eye on #runnwm for tweet deets from Nike Women’s Marathon!