#AwareWithPink

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A little over a year ago, I became a sans free music runner.  Before that, I never thought I could run without it.  I was a slave to the headphones.  If I forgot them, I wouldn’t run. But I also hated the wires hanging down around my face, or losing an earphone because my hand would knock it out of my ear.  I hated wasting time untangling the  wires before each run.  BUT I NEEDED IT, so I did it.  I began to dislike being startled by oncoming bike riders, or other runners.  I didn’t like not being able to hear cars behind me on the open road. But who was I as a runner if I didn’t have my music to keep me pumped and in the mood? When I went on group runs, I needed my music, but felt like a complete jerk of a friend when I cut them off of communication, because I had to have my music. and running with one ear in, and the other hanging down around my neck was too weird and uncomfortable.

Before long, I found myself running on the trails.  I couldn’t imagine having headphones on out there.  The amount of bikers, hikers, wild animals, and hunters was super scary.  You would read about people being attacked by animals, and sadly other humans, and I knew it wasn’t safe to continue running with headphones.  Especially if majority of my training runs were going to be on trails and in the woods.

Then marathon training started.  I wanted to become a good runner.  So I ditched the music and said let’s try this.  All the pros do it. So why couldn’t I?  That first run or two was basically death.  I wanted to quit time after time, but then I started focusing on things I never noticed before; my breath, my cadence and my stride. I felt free. Ever since then I’ve been a runner who doesn’t rely on music to make it through. And quite frankly, I don’t know that I could ever go back.  BUT then the gang at Fitapproach teamed up with Aftershokz && I may have changed my mind.

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I’ve been running with them for about two weeks. I tested them out at every environment I typically run at, and I felt safe.  I felt like I could still focus on my stride, my breath, and the outside events happening around me.  I could hear oncoming runners, walkers, bikers.  I could hear the jingles of dog tags.  I still got to enjoy the sound of nature around me. They didn’t cause annoyance mid run and I didn’t have to spend time untangling them.  Once synced with my phone, they were ready to go the moment I turned on bluetooth.  They tell you how much charge is left, and it is easy to turn the volume up or down.  They don’t move around and wear super comfortably around your head.  PLUS, your purchase of a pair benefits an amazing cause. It’s a WIN/WIN!  ❤

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FUN FACTS: 

    • Trekz Titanium Pink are wireless, sweat resistant and perfect for fitness enthusiasts. They don’t go inside or over your ears, so you don’t need to worry about them falling out mid-workout!
    • You can make and take calls, enjoy music or podcasts on the go with Trekz Titanium Pink (all while looking great)! You’ve got the perfect workout partner with Trekz Titanium Pink, and they’ll keep you company for 6+ hours without needing a charge.
    • You no longer have to choose between listening to Beyoncé or your running partner. With Trekz Titanium Pink, you can enjoy the company of both, since these headphones don’t go inside or over your ears and block out your environment or conversations!
    • Trekz Titanium Pink are super flexible and lightweight with their titanium frame, and they’ll stay in place, no matter what you put them through. Handstands? Backflips? No problem!
    • Trekz Titanium Pink are IP55 rated – which technically means you can hose them down and they’ll survive. Don’t go swimming with them, but rain and excessive sweat won’t do damage.

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With October right around the corner, AfterShokz is joining the fight against breast and ovarian cancer by going (Bright) Pink! Their limited edition open ear Trekz Titanium Pink headphones are designed to keep you aware, but in more than one way. For every unit sold on aftershokz.com through October 31st, 2016, AfterShokz will donate 25% of proceeds to Bright Pink, a non-profit that focuses on breast and ovarian cancer awareness and action. Every time #AwareWithPink is used on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, AfterShokz will donate an additional 25 cents to Bright Pink to extend the awareness. Spreading the hashtag will fund Bright Pink’s ongoing efforts to educate and drive awareness about how being proactive can make all the difference.

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They make the cutest accessory for all of your pink inspired runs, and match your other favorite gear PERFECTLY!  ❤

Coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aftershokz and Sweat Pink are hosting a month long Instagram Challenge (10/1-10/31).  Keep your eyes out for this && be sure to join in on the fun.  Help us spread the word and make a PINK difference.  As part of the movement, and to offer you a pretty awesome deal, Aftershokz is offering you the chance to get a FREE case with purchase of Aftershokz Pink Trekz (wahooo!). 

Please note: to get the free case, you need to add the small case to your cart and then enter the code PinkGift. The code won’t apply to the order with no case in the cart.

Can’t wait to see everyone sporting their pink pride and spreading the #AwareWithPINK hashtag.  Let’s make a difference.  It’s easy.  ❤

 

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