Aid Recovery With iKOR

Disclaimer: I received iKOR CBD Hemp Oil to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Recovery isn’t just about stretching, “off” days, and easy runs. Recovery, and when your muscles repair themselves, happen when you sleep and rest. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body and muscles can’t recover.

That’s where iKOR comes in! I got to test the CBD Hemp Oil. Here are a few details on the product itself:

I was really intrigued to try this product because it’s an alternative way to recover rather than using other sleep aids or even other anti-inflammatory medications like IBUProfin. iKOR’s primary recovery benefits are:

The company gave us a few suggestions for trying the product. We were told to take it twice a day for 10 days straight. Then take 4 days off, to see how we felt and then go back on it.

My Results:
I did try it for the 10 days and was surprised how fast it actually worked for me. After a few days, I was already sleeping better. This was the main benefit for me. I was able to fall asleep, and stay asleep, much easier and faster. I also noticed that my legs were not as sore and tired as they normally are when training with the cross country kiddos. When I stopped taking it, I was right back to my normal routine of laying awake for a long time before actually falling asleep. I did NOT actually go back on it for personal reasons (that have nothing to do with the company or product itself) that I would not like to share currently.

Side Effects:
Some curious additional “side effects” were I started having very vivid and lucid dreams. This was actually really cool. A lot of the other Bib Rave pros also reported this, so I know I’m not just imagining this.

Dispelling Myths:
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound found in the Cannabis sativa L plant. CBD is commonly extracted from industrial hemp plants. CBD Oil is not a THC product (THC accounts for the “high” effect that marijuana is known for) and cannot get you high. Hemp products, which CBD oil is derived from, are federally required to have less than 0.3% THC. With iKOR, it’s essentially non-existent.  Also, CBD Oil is legal in all 50 states. iKOR is not marijuana, but a dietary supplement made from hemp.

My Recommendation (for what it’s worth):
Remember, I’m not a doctor, but I do think this is a great product for an alternative, natural remedy. Specifically for runners that are looking for a little bit of a boost, iKOR can help reduce inflammation after a hard workout which could replace your go-to IBUProfin. It can also help you sleep better so that your body can repair itself after those long miles. I do have to say, I don’t really like the taste. It starts out fine but you’re supposed to hold it under your tongue for it to absorb and that’s when the sour taste hits. I always chase it with a bunch of water. A lot of the Bib Rave Pro’s didn’t mind the taste or even liked it!


Try it yourself:

You can find and buy the product online HERE

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See what the other Bib Race Pros thought:

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An OOfos Convert

Disclaimer: I received a pair of OOfos OOriginal Sport to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!


I had heard of OOfos before. A lot of people swear by OOfos. A lot of people slip on a pair as soon as they finish a race or a run. A lot of people have a pair (or two) at home. I see them at all the running stores.

But. I’ve never tried them.

I don’t mean, I’ve never bought them. I mean I’ve never even gone near them. And honestly, it was for fear that I would love them so much but not be able to afford them.  I had heard such good things about them and knew that I probably could use them because I have constantly aching feet. Yet, I never even wanted to try them on because I didn’t want to “want” them and not be able to buy them.  Yes, this is a true story.

Then, I was (gratefully) accepted to test a pair of the new Original Sport by Oofos and couldn’t wait to get them on my feet.

You know what? Everyone was right. They are wonderful.


So, what makes these sandals so special? Oofos has been on the market since 2011 (yes, 7 years!) and they are marketed as recovery footwear. With an upgrade from the OOriginal sandal, the new Original Sport offers a new color design with the same impact absorption, superior arch support, and unbelievable comfort.

Do they actually work? Yes, from the moment I slipped them on my feet, I was a convert. They are super “soft,” squishy, and comfortable to walk in. It was like walking on memory foam. Almost, more like OOFoam! HAHAHA, I crack myself up! Actually, Oofos has their own type of foam that they have developed and used in their footwear and it is called OOFoam. This type of foam greatly reduces the impact on your body every time you take a step!

Also, the arch support is amazing and is perfect for people like me – people in possession of really high arches. Unlike stiffer arch supports in other shoes, the foam molded to the shape of MY foot. I have noticed that in other shoes that sometimes the arch support is in a weird spot and not directly fitting MY arch and thus feels like I’m always walking on a rock. This is definitely not the case with OOfos; the arch is perfect for any type of foot or arch.

They did take a minute or two to get used to from the look and the way you walk in them.  The shape of the shoe is very rounded, but this is to enable a more natural movement and foot strike. It feels a little weird at first but your body quickly adapts.

Both the shape and the foam used helps reduce stress on the feet, knees, and back. After being on my feet racing directing all day, or after a long run, I crave slipping on my Oofos, even it’s just for walking around the house or to wear in the shower at the gym. I could definitely see myself buying some closed toed footwear from Oofos so my feet can still be super comfortable even as winter is rolling in (or I’ll just keep rocking the socks with sandals look).

Walking around the house doing chores but it was too cold for just sandals.


Get yourself a pair: I’m a new Oofos convert. Given what I know now, I definitely think this footwear is worth the price and should have bought a pair a long time ago. I am on my feet a lot with all my jobs and they are constantly aching. I need to let my feet recover properly.  The recovery and comfort of runners’ feet are highly worth it and these sandals do the trick! 
They retail online for $59.95. Check them out HERE!

#FeelTheOO for yourself: Check out their website: www.oofos.com 
And be sure to follow them on Twitter: @oofos
And Instagram: @oofos


Check out the other BibRave Pro’s reviews:

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Funny addition:

Ironically, right as I got my pair of OOfos in the mail, I was reading the latest edition of Runner’s World and there was a full-page ad for Oofos.

Scoobtober 5k and Tons of Swag!

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Scooby Doo Virtual Run Series as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!


Last week, I set out to complete the Scooby Doo Run Series Challenge. The 2nd race (and final race) of the series is the Scoobtober 5k. Tristan and I’s goal was to run this race a little bit faster than the Doo Good 5k in September, but we had a little hiccup earlier in the week that made this goal a little unreachable.

Tristan decided to get in the garbage a few days before and ate a bunch of trash that he shouldn’t have. Not to worry, he’s fine and recovered well (not without an accident in the house and lots of trips outside for a few days). I thought he was doing better by the time of the Scoobtober 5k, but as we set out for the race, I could tell he wasn’t feeling well and was running way slower than usual, with me practically dragging him behind me.

I turned around and dropped Tristan off with a mile into the race. He looked at me with sad eyes as I shut the door to finish the 5k by myself. With the stop off at home, I definitely didn’t get a faster 5k time than the Doo Good 5k, but that’s okay! Tristan and I still earned our bling and celebrated together when the medals arrived in the mail a few days later!


Race Review:
If you like virtual races, this is definitely a must do! I highly suggest getting on their mailing list so you’re notified when they do another one. The theme is super fun and cute; who doesn’t like Scooby Doo!? Plus, the swag is no joke! The medals, shirt, backpack, and doggie bandanas are high quality! I mean, they dog medals are super cute and unique and the medals humans get are way bigger than I expected!

Above all, this race series gives you a great excuse to get out, exercise and run with your doggie!

I do think the race could use some more communication with its racers (how fun would it have been if they sent out some emails with a Scooby Doo theme to encourage people to run their virtuals races! They could have even made up some mystery story to go with each race!). I also would have loved to see more interaction on social media posts, because that’s always fun (but maybe virtual races don’t do that in general. I don’t know).

Overall, this virtual race series is WELL WORTH IT! The swag is amazing, the theme is fun, and it gives you a reason to take cute pictures with your dog!


Check out the race page HERE.

 

Next race: The Scoobtober VIRTUAL 5k!

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Scooby Doo Virtual Run Series races as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!


As part of being a BibRave Pro, I got a chance to participate in the first ever Virtual Scooby Doo Run Series! So, far Tristan and I have completed race one of the series, the Doo Good 5k, and earned some awesome swag! Check out my post-race recap HERE.

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, the theme for the 2nd race in the series, we’ve still been running a couple times a week together. We’ll complete our Virtual Scoobtober 5k on Tuesday, the day before Halloween.

We’re going to stick to our same course and our goal is to try and beat our time from the Doo Good 5k.

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see how training is going and we’ll do live posts of the race on Instagram Stories!