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With fall fast approaching and daylight becoming more scarce, it’s important to wear reflective running gear when you’re getting after those miles. Balega’s first-ever reflective sock, the Reflective Enduro, offers runners more visibility at dawn or dusk.
Although many trail races are still in the virtual mode, some states and counties are loosening Coronavirus restrictions and a handful of in-person events are being staged. These live events look and feel a bit different from those held prior to the pandemic, but for competition junkies, the return of racing is indeed filling a void.
While cancelled races and other athletic events aren’t the worst of the hardships we are currently facing, as an athlete it can be tough to keep training and stay motivated with no races on the calendar for the foreseeable future. It can be easy to lose sight of why we run, bike, swim, or train during these hard times as events are continuing to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but if there is anything Gabe Grunewald taught us it’s to not give up when a situation gets tough.
While I’m grateful that I was able to run through the majority of my pregnancy, I couldn’t wait to build back up and run again. I’m now six months postpartum and while I feel stronger every day and see progress, it hasn’t been easy - especially with COVID-19 in the mix.
I have two sons, ages 6 and 8, and I have been a runner for five years, so to them, I have always been a Mother-Runner. Some of my youngest son's earliest memories are of being pushed in the double BOB stroller, while he and his brother kept track of our miles, and ate oodles of snacks!
Whether it is a major operation, a strain/ sprain, or just trying to get back to running after a long absence…there is a process to follow. I have learned so much from my personal and professional experience, and would love to share some encouragement with you on how to get back into running.
Go from couch potato to a run loving marathoner with this one easy trick!
Running experts and Impi Ambassadors discuss how to pick the perfect running and walking socks to help you decide which Balega sock style fits you best. From avoiding slippage, to resisting blisters, find the perfect running sock for your feet and hit the ground running.
Advice from Run Coach Denise About Finding Inspiration & Motivation
Denise Sauriol, 2020 Balega Impi ambassador, author of “Me, You & 26.2 Coach Denise's Guide to Your First Marathon” and the Co-Founder of Girls on the Run Chicago, motivates the Balega community with 5 simple tips to running a marathon this year, despite COVID 19.
Hannah Ruegner, Impi team ambassador and COVID19 response team member gives us a sneak peek inside what her life has been like these past several months, working on the front lines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Balega Impi Ambassador Matt Weickert describes his experience of the USATF 50-Mile Trail Championship race, what that life changing experience means to him, and further reflections while in quarantine.
Many runners and joggers are feeling overwhelmed by the personal impacts of the Coronavirus. Balega Impi Ambassador Tyler Byrd discusses shifting perspective in scientifically researched methods leads to greater emotional and mental well-being, keeping peace at home and inner peace.
Even though social distancing orders are in effect, you can still show mom how special she is! The team at Balega pulled together three ways to celebrate your mom this year for an unforgettable socially-distanced Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10th.
Six Balega Impi Ambassadors Share their Stories on how they are giving back to their communities during the Coronavirus Pandemic through donating Balega running socks, raising money for local charities, and more.