Friday, May 11, 2018

Never Thought I Would EVER Use the Word GOODR In a Sentence and Other Ramblings

I have a confession to make:  I get slightly anxious when someone asks me to try a new product to give them feedback.  My conscience will not let me gloss over something and not be honest.  If I do not like whatever it is, I will figure out a way to gently give them the truth, usually starting out with something like, "It's me, not you".  You ONLY have your reputation and I take mine very seriously.  When our local sports store asked me to try a new brand of sunglasses they were carrying and told me they were only $25.00 I hesitantly said yes.  Best. Decision. Ever.  These glasses are fantastic!  I put aside my almost $200 running glasses and took a test run with my running friend, April.

It may be a cheesy picture, but this company is all about play.  I love their tag line, "To destroy the boundary between working out and having fun between the utilitarian and the fashionable".  The other photo is from our free community yoga class, "Class on the Grass 2018".

In 3 days I ran, hiked, did yoga outside at a ballpark, taught a free class under the underpass and walked my dog, Miles ToGo.  My sunglasses are affectionately named, Mick & Keith's Midnight Ramble in honor of the Rolling Stones and their epic stay at the Hotel Palazzo Murat in Positano, Italy.  I will not bore you with the details, but suffice it to say it cost over 2 million pounds and involved Dom Perignon, llamas, Saucony trail shoes, and a 55 gallon drum of Blackberry Jet Gu (200,000 pounds in case you were wondering how much Gu costs for a 55 gallon drum).  These glasses stayed ON my head and never felt as if they would fall off.

I remember running in a very expensive pair of sunglasses a few years ago and a bug lodged itself between the bill of my visor and my glasses.  I quickly swiped to dislodge the bug and my glasses went flying to the pavement scratching (and ruining) the lenses.  I remember cursing and being very angry.  For $25.00 I can take a chance swatting bugs.

I would be remiss if I didn't put all the specs for those of you (like me) who are worried about UVA & UVB rays.  These glasses have UV protection of 400 which means they block 100% of the UVA & UVB rays.  They are polarized to reduce glare and have a no slip, no bounce to them (how do they do that?)

Anyway, if you live in North Carolina, Omega Sports is now carrying a wide array of these glasses in some very fun colors and of course each pair has a unique name to (and I quote) to give you that perfect mix of inspiration and contentment.
Mick and Keith's Midnight Ramble Goodr Sunglasses  

Don't live in North Carolina?  No worries, they have a website
I have even bigger news, if you go over to Instagram at  @cindyrunsmiles you can register to win YOUR very own pair of Goodr sunglasses courtesy of Omega Sports.

Suffice it to say,  r u n....don't walk to get your very own pair of Goodr glasses.

Tomorrow I am pacing the 1:45 group at the Carolina Brewfest Half Marathon in High Point, NC.  There are still a few spots available, come run with me and see the sunglasses in person (unless it is raining, lol)

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Twitter: @cindybarbour1
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*this 52 year old may have been given these sunglasses, but the opinions are solely my own and are not influenced by word FREE

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