Wrap Your Body and Your Car Seats Tight-Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel Product Review

“Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel 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!”

 

Anything that helps preserve your car seats is a huge plus in my books, so enter Orange Mud and their new Seat Cover and Changing Towel. I was excited to be testing this product, especially since I have recently got a new car and I would love to keep it clean and funk-free as long as possible. I will say I think Orange Mud hit a homerun with this product. Let me go through a few things that I liked most about the Seat Cover/Changing Towel.

MATERIAL
It is my understanding that this is the 2.0 version of the product, the first version was made of cotton. This version greets you with plush microfiber to make it even softer. In addition to the change in material, the 2.0 version also made the belt PU coated the belt to make it look cleaner. You can definitely feel the difference in softness the first time you rub your hand across the towel.

CHANGE WITH CONFIDENCE
Have you ever beast mode your run/workout and was just too sweaty to ride home? Went to the beach and enjoyed the ocean water? With the Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel, you don’t have to worry about stopping at some gas station to change your clothes, instead you can do it on the spot. The Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel comes equipped with an adjustable belt and secure clip. That means you can wrap the towel around you, and securely undress yourself without any fear of there being a full moon. I used this feature several times after my track workouts and I knew I had to make a few stops before heading home. None of the others at the track was the wiser as I quickly changed out of my sweaty cloths, all under the cover of my changing towel.

SEAT PROTECTION
The Orange Mud seat cover and changing towel comes with a zippered section that when zipped can go right over the headrest in your car, converting it to a seat cover. No time to change, no sweat (pun intended), convert the towel into a handy seat cover and be on your way. This year’s summer felt like one of the hottest in a long time, couple that with the high humidity and it made for endless super sweaty returns from long runs. I got my new car in July so I was super nervous about getting it all stinky after runs but Orange Mud cleared that issue right up. The towel successfully kept the sweat locked in and never transferred to my new seats. Once the towel gets to funky, you can simply toss it in the wash with the rest of your running attire.

SIZE AND WARRANTY
The towel is 30” wide x 60” long so it is plenty big and can wrap some of the largest football players with no problem. Last but not least, the product comes with a 1-year warranty. Buy with confidence and trust assured if anything happens to your product in that year, Orange Mud’s excellent customer service with get you straighten out.

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR OWN? Use code: OMTRX to score 15% off your orange mud purchase.

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Hot Race Discounts You Want

November 2018

11/3/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah – Savannah, GA
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/3/2018 – DAV 5K Kemah – Kemah, TX
Use code “
BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/3/2018 – Mushroom Cap Half Marathon – Kennett Square, PA

Use code “runbibrave” for $10 off!

11/3-4/2018 – Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5K – San Francisco, CA

Use code “GGBR10” for 10% off!

11/4/2018 – Hot Chocolate Chicago – Chicago, IL

Use code “BRHCChicago” for a free phone armband!

11/4/2018 – DAV 5K Newport News – Newport News, VA
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/4/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Los Angeles, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/10/2018 – DAV 5K Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/10/2018 – DAV 5K Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/10-11/2018 – Monterey Bay Half Marathon – Monterey, CA
Use “BIBRAVE10” for $10 off at https://bsim.info/MBHMbibrave

11/10-11/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/11/2018 – Madison Marathon – Madison, WI

Use “MMRAVE18” to save 10% through 11/7 (when online registration closes).

11/11/2018 – Honor Run Half Marathon – Florence, KY

Use code “bibrave15” to save $15 on your entry!

11/17-18/2018 – Williams Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, OK

Use code “2018RT66BIBRAVE” for $10 off your entry at https://rt66.run/2018RT66Run

11/18/2018 – Hot Chocolate Columbus – Columbus, OH

Use code “BRHCColumbus” for a free phone armband!

11/18/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Diego, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/22/2018 – North Shore Turkey Trot – Chicago, IL
Use code “
BRTurkeyTrot” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day. 

11/22/2018 – Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago – Chicago, IL
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Oakland Turkey Trot 5K
Use code “BROTTVIP” for 10% off!

December 2018

12/1/2018 – K9s United: 9Ks for K9s Apopka – Apopka, FL

Use code “BIBRAVE18” for 10% off!

12/1/2018 – Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” to save 20% off!

12/1-2/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

12/2/2018 – Hot Chocolate Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ

Use code “BRHCScotts” for a free phone armband!

12/8-9/2018 – Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run – Ponoma, CA

Use code “HHBR10” for 10% off!

12/9/2018 – BCS Marathon + Half Marathon – College Station, TX
Use code “BCSRAVE2018” for 15% off!

12/9/2018 – Honolulu Marathon – Honolulu, HI

Use code “HNLBR2018” for 10% off.

12/9/2018 – Hot Chocolate St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

Use code “BRHCSTL” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Hot Chocolate Tampa – Tampa, FL

Use code “BRHCTampa18” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Mount Dora Half Marathon – Mount Dora, FL
Use code “
BIBRAVE10” to save 10% off on your race entry!

January 2019

1/12/2019 – Irvine Half Marathon & 5K – Irvine, CA

Use code “BRSCVIP” for 10% off!

1/13/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Use code “BRHCSanFran” for a free phone armband!

1/19/2019 –  Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

1/27/2019 – Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon – Miami, FL

Use code “BIBRAVE19” for $10 off the full & half (includes the combo options of full + 5K, half + 5K etc.) and $5 for the Tropical 5K alone.

February 2019

2/1-3/2019 – Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon – Huntington Beach, CA

Use code “SCMBR10” for 10% off!

2/3/2019 – Hot Chocolate Houston – San Jose, CA

Use code “BIBRAVE” for $3 off!

2/3/2019 – San Jose 408K – Huntington Beach, CA

Use code “SCMBR10” for 10% off!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Dallas – Dallas, TX

Use code “BRHCDallas” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

2/9-10/2019 – Daytona Beach Half Marathon

Use code “DBHMRAVE19” for 10% off the half, half relay or challenges. This code is good until 1/31/2019.

2/16/2019 – Hot Chocolate Nashville – Nashville, TN

Use code “BRHCNashville” for a free phone armband!

2/17/2019 – Hot Chocolate Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Use code “BRHCAtlanta” for a free phone armband!

March 2019

3/3/2019 – Livermore Valley Half Marathon & 5K – Livermore, CA

Use code “BRLIVVIP” for 10% off!

3/3/2019 – Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon – Napa, CA

Use code “19NVMRAVE10OFF” for $10 off.

3/3/2019 – Hot Chocolate Seattle – Seattle, WA

Use code “BRHCSeattle” for a free phone armband!

3/3/2019 – Portland Shamrock Run – Portland, OR

Use code “SHAMROCKBR10” for 10% off!

3/17/2019  – Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon – Cary, NC
Use code “trmrave19” for $20 off!

3/24/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Diego – San Diego, CA

Use code “BRHCSanDiego” for a free phone armband!

3/30/2019 – Hot Chocolate Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN

Use code “BRHCIndy” for a free phone armband!

3/31/2019 – Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon – Philadelphia, PA

Use code “LOVEBR10” for 10% off!

April 2019

4/6/2019 – Hot Chocolate Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

Use code “BRHCPhilly” for a free phone armband!

4/6/2019 – Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” for 20% off!

4/7/2019 – Statesman Cap10K – Austin, TX

Use code “BibRave2019Cap10K” for $5 off!

4/13/2019 – Tar Heel 10 Miler & Fleet Feet Sports 4 Miler

Use code “TARHEELBR10” for 10% off!

4/14/2019 – Rutgers Unite Half Marathon & 8K

Use code “UNITEBR10” for 10% off.

4/25-27/2019 –  IL Marathon- Champaign-Urbana, IL

Use code “bibraveillinois2019” for $5 off!

4/28/2019 – New Jersey Marathon – Oceanport, NJ

Use code “NJMBIBRAVE19” for $5 off any distance (5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon Relay).

4/28/2019 – Silicon Valley Half Marathon – Oceanport, NJ

Use code “BIBRAVE” for 10% off!

May 2019

5/10-11/2019 – Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon (Destination Races)

Use code “SBBR10” for 10% off.

5/25/2019 – Run Madtown presented by SSM Health

Use code “RAVENSAVE” for 10% off (excludes kid’s race).

5/26/2019 – Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, VT

Use code “BibRave10” for $10 off!

June 2019

6/1/19 – Starlight Run

Use code “STARBR10” for 10 % off.

July 2019

7/20-21/19 – New Jersey State Triathlon

Use code “NJSTBR10” for 10% off.

7/20-21/19 – Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon (Destination Races)

Use code “N2SBR10” for 10% off.

August 2019

8/11/2019 – Oaktown Half Marathon – Oakland, CA

Use code “BROAKVIP” for 10% off.

September 2019

9/14-15/2019 – Nautica Malibu Triathlon

Use code “MALIBUBR10” for 10% off.

9/21-22/2019 – Surf City 10

Use code “SC10BR10” for 10% off.

October 2019

10/11-13/19 –  jetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Use code “LBMBR10” for 10% off.

10/20/19 – Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo

Use code “BCRFBR10” for 10% off.

Race Discounts

October 2018

10/13/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Oakland, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

10/14/2018 – San Ramon Valley Run for Education – San Ramon, CA

Use code “BIBRAVE5” for $5 off your entry!

10/18-21/2018 – Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon – Detroit, MI
Use code “
2018DETROCKS” to save 10% on your race entry!

10/19-21/2018 – Runner’s World Half and Festival – Bethlehem, PA

Use code “RWHALF18BIBRAVE” which is good for 15% off all events including multi distance challenges!

10/20/2018 – Urban Bourbon Half Marathon – Louisville, KY
Use code “
BourbonRave2018” to save 10% on your race entry.

10/20/2018 – Pumpkins in the Park – Chicago, IL
Use code “
BRPumpkins” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day. 

10/20/2018 – Kansas City Marathon – Kansas City, MO
Use code “
BIBRAVE2018KCM” to save 15% on race entry!

10/20-21/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver – Denver, CO
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/20/2018 – Spartan Race Series: Toyota Park Stadium Sprint presented by Chicago Southland – Bridgeport, IL

Use code “BRP30” for 30% off.

10/20-21/2018 – IMT Des Moines Marathon – Des Moines, IA
Use code “
dmmbibravediscount18” for $10 off the Marathon or Half Marathon!

10/21/2018 – PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K – Atlanta, GA

Use unique URL to register: http://bit.ly/2018PNC10MBR

10/21/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Jose, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

10/21/2018 – Nutrabolt Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 10K – College Station, TX

Use code “NBRAVE2018” for 15% off!

10/27/2018- Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run- Tulsa, OK

Use code “BIBRAVE18” to save $5!

10/28/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/28/2018 – Onward Shay! Boise Marathon – Boise, ID

Use code “BIBRAVE15” for 15% off.

10/31/2018 – Scooby-Doo Run Series: Scoobtober Virtual Run 5K/10K

Use code “BIBRAVE” for 10% off.

November 2018

11/3/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah – Savannah, GA
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/3/2018 – DAV 5K Kemah – Kemah, TX
Use code “
BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/3/2018 – Mushroom Cap Half Marathon – Kennett Square, PA

Use code “runbibrave” for $10 off!

11/4/2018 – Hot Chocolate Chicago – Chicago, IL

Use code “BRHCChicago” for a free phone armband!

11/4/2018 – DAV 5K Newport News – Newport News, VA
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/4/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Los Angeles, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/10/2018 – DAV 5K Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/10/2018 – DAV 5K Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/10-11/2018 – Monterey Bay Half Marathon – Monterey, CA
Use “BIBRAVE10” for $10 off at https://bsim.info/MBHMbibrave

11/10-11/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/11/2018 – Madison Marathon – Madison, WI

Use “MMRAVE18” to save 10% through 11/7 (when online registration closes).

11/11/2018 – Honor Run Half Marathon – Florence, KY

Use code “bibrave15” to save $15 on your entry!

11/17-18/2018 – Williams Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, OK

Use code “2018RT66BIBRAVE” for $10 off your entry at https://rt66.run/2018RT66Run

11/18/2018 – Hot Chocolate Columbus – Columbus, OH

Use code “BRHCColumbus” for a free phone armband!

11/18/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Diego, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/22/2018 – North Shore Turkey Trot – Chicago, IL
Use code “
BRTurkeyTrot” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day. 

11/22/2018 – Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago – Chicago, IL
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Oakland Turkey Trot 5K
Use code “BROTTVIP” for 10% off!

December 2018

12/1/2018 – Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” to save 20% off!

12/1-2/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

12/2/2018 – Hot Chocolate Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ

Use code “BRHCScotts” for a free phone armband!

12/9/2018 – BCS Marathon + Half Marathon – College Station, TX
Use code “BCSRAVE2018” for 15% off!

12/9/2018 – Honolulu Marathon – Honolulu, HI

Use code “HNLBR2018” for 10% off.

12/9/2018 – Hot Chocolate St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

Use code “BRHCSTL” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Hot Chocolate Tampa – Tampa, FL

Use code “BRHCTampa18” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Mount Dora Half Marathon – Mount Dora, FL
Use code “
BIBRAVE10” to save 10% off on your race entry!

January 2019

1/12/2019 – Southern California Half Marathon & 5K – Irvine, CA

Use code “BRSCVIP” for 10% off!

1/13/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Use code “BRHCSanFran” for a free phone armband!

1/19/2019 –  Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

1/27/2019 – Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon – Miami, FL

Use code “BIBRAVE19” for $10 off the full & half (includes the combo options of full + 5K, half + 5K etc.) and $5 for the Tropical 5K alone.

February 2019

2/2/2019 – Hot Chocolate Houston – Houston, TX

Use code “BRHCHouston” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Dallas – Dallas, TX

Use code “BRHCDallas” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

2/16/2019 – Hot Chocolate Nashville – Nashville, TN

Use code “BRHCNashville” for a free phone armband!

2/17/2019 – Hot Chocolate Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Use code “BRHCAtlanta” for a free phone armband!

March 2019

3/3/2019 – Livermore Valley Half Marathon & 5K – Livermore, CA

Use code “BRLIVVIP” for 10% off!

3/3/2019 – Hot Chocolate Seattle – Seattle, WA

Use code “BRHCSeattle” for a free phone armband!

3/3/2019 – Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon – Napa, CA

Use code “19NVMRAVE10OFF” for $10 off!

3/17/2019  – Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon – Cary, NC
Use code “trmrave19” for $20 off!

3/24/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Diego – San Diego, CA

Use code “BRHCSanDiego” for a free phone armband!

3/30/2019 – Hot Chocolate Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN

Use code “BRHCIndy” for a free phone armband!

April 2019

4/6/2019 – Hot Chocolate Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

Use code “BRHCPhilly” for a free phone armband!

4/6/2019 – Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” for 20% off!

4/7/2019 – Statesman Cap10K – Austin, TX

Use code “BibRave2019Cap10K” for $5 off!

4/25-27/2019 –  IL Marathon- Champaign-Urbana, IL

Use code “bibraveillinois2019” for $5 off!

4/28/2019 – New Jersey Marathon – Oceanport, NJ

Use code “NJMBIBRAVE19” for $5 off any distance (5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon Relay).

May 2019

5/25/2019 – Run Madtown presented by SSM Health

Use “RAVENSAVE” for 10% off (excludes kid’s race).

5/26/2019 – Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, VT

Use code “BibRave10” for $10 off!

August 2019

8/11/2019 – Oaktown Half Marathon – Oakland, CA

Use code “BROAKVIP” for 10% off.

Race Discount Codes-Hot off the Press

August 2018

8/25/18 – Under Armour Mountain Running Series: Killington

Use code “BIBRAVE20” for 20% off.

8/26/2018 – Fort 2 Base – Fort Sheridan, IL
Use code “BIBPRO18” for 10% off the 10NM or 3NM (not valid on military pricing).

September 2018

9/1-2/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA 
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

9/8/2018 – Run Mag Mile – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRMagMile” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

9/8/2018 – The Great Pumpkin Run – Lansing 5K – Lansing, MI
Use unique URL link to register: ow.ly/jN9E30kWxVZ

9/9/2018 – San Francisco Giant Race – San Francisco, CA
Use code “RACESF2018” for $10 off the half marathon,10K, or 5K.

9/15/18 – Under Armour Mountain Running Series: Mt. Bachelor

Use code “BIBRAVE20” for 20% off.

9/15-16/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA 
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

9/22/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Sacramento, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

9/22-23/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal – Montreal, QC 
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

9/23/2018 – Chicago Half Marathon & 5K – Chicago, IL

Use code “BRCHIHALF18” for $10 off half and $5 off 5K.

9/30/2018 – Bucktown 5K – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRBucktown” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

October 2018

10/6/2018 – Freedom’s Run – Shepherdstown, WV

Use code “BIBRAVE5” for $5 off your race entry!

10/6/2018 – Bellin Women’s Half Marathon – Green Bay, WI

Use code “Bibrave5” for $5 off your race entry!

10/6-7/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose – San Jose, CA
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/7/2018 – Hot Chocolate Denver – Denver, CO

Use code “BRHCDenver” for a free phone armband!

10/13/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Oakland, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

10/14/2018 – San Ramon Valley Run for Education – San Ramon, CA

Use code “BIBRAVE5” for $5 off your entry!

10/18-21/2018 – Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon – Detroit, MI
Use code “2018DETROCKS” to save 10% on your race entry!

10/19-21/2018 – Runner’s World Half and Festival – Bethlehem, PA

Use code “RWHALF18BIBRAVE” which is good for 15% off all events including multi distance challenges!

10/20/2018 – Urban Bourbon Half Marathon – Louisville, KY
Use code “BourbonRave2018” to save 10% on your race entry.

10/20/2018 – Pumpkins in the Park – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRPumpkins” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

10/20/2018 – Kansas City Marathon – Kansas City, MO
Use code “BIBRAVE2018KCM” to save 15% on race entry!

10/20-21/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver – Denver, CO
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/20-21/2018 – IMT Des Moines Marathon – Des Moines, IA
Use code “dmmbibravediscount18” for $10 off the Marathon or Half Marathon!

10/21/2018 – PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K – Atlanta, GA

Use unique URL to register: http://bit.ly/2018PNC10MBR

10/21/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Jose, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

10/21/2018 – Nutrabolt Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 10K – College Station, TX

Use code “NBRAVE2018” for 15% off!

10/27/2018- Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run- Tulsa, OK

Use code “BIBRAVE18” to save $5!

10/28/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

November 2018

11/3/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah – Savannah, GA
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/4/2018 – Hot Chocolate Chicago – Chicago, IL

Use code “BRHCChicago” for a free phone armband!

11/3/2018 – Mushroom Cap Half Marathon – Kennett Square, PA

Use code “runbibrave” for $10 off!

11/4/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Los Angeles, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/10-11/2018 – Monterey Bay Half Marathon – Monterey, CA
Use “BIBRAVE10” for $10 off at https://bsim.info/MBHMbibrave

11/10-11/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/11/2018 – Madison Marathon – Madison, WI

Use “MMRAVE18” to save 10% through 11/7 (when online registration closes).

11/11/2018 – Honor Run Half Marathon – Florence, KY

Use code “bibrave15” to save $15 on your entry!

11/17-18/2018 – Williams Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, OK

Use code “2018RT66BIBRAVE” for $10 off your entry at https://rt66.run/2018RT66Run

11/18/2018 – Hot Chocolate Columbus – Columbus, OH

Use code “BRHCColumbus” for a free phone armband!

11/18/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Diego, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/22/2018 – North Shore Turkey Trot – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRTurkeyTrot” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

11/22/2018 – Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago – Chicago, IL
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

December 2018

12/1/2018 – Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” to save 20% off!

12/1-2/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

12/2/2018 – Hot Chocolate Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ

Use code “BRHCScotts” for a free phone armband!

12/9/2018 – BCS Marathon + Half Marathon – College Station, TX
Use code “BCSRAVE2018” for 15% off!

12/9/2018 – Honolulu Marathon – Honolulu, HI

Use code “HNLBR2018” for 10% off.

12/9/2018 – Hot Chocolate St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

Use code “BRHCSTL” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Hot Chocolate Tampa – Tampa, FL

Use code “BRHCTampa18” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Mount Dora Half Marathon – Mount Dora, FL
Use code “BIBRAVE10” to save 10% off on your race entry!

January 2019

1/13/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Use code “BRHCSanFran” for a free phone armband!

1/27/2019 – Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon – Miami, FL

Use code “BIBRAVE19” for $10 off the full & half (includes the combo options of full + 5K, half + 5K etc.) and $5 for the Tropical 5K alone.

February 2019

2/2/2019 – Hot Chocolate Houston – Houston, TX

Use code “BRHCHouston” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Dallas – Dallas, TX

Use code “BRHCDallas” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

2/16/2019 – Hot Chocolate Nashville – Nashville, TN

Use code “BRHCNashville” for a free phone armband!

2/17/2019 – Hot Chocolate Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Use code “BRHCAtlanta” for a free phone armband!

March 2019

3/3/2019 – Hot Chocolate Seattle – Seattle, WA

Use code “BRHCSeattle” for a free phone armband!

3/3/2019 – Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon – Napa, CA

Use code “19NVMRAVE10OFF” for $10 off!

3/17/2019  – Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon – Cary, NC
Use code “trmrave19” for $20 off!

3/24/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Diego – San Diego, CA

Use code “BRHCSanDiego” for a free phone armband!

3/30/2019 – Hot Chocolate Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN

Use code “BRHCIndy” for a free phone armband!

April 2019

4/6/2019 – Hot Chocolate Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

Use code “BRHCPhilly” for a free phone armband!

4/6/2019 – Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” for 20% off!

4/7/2019 – Statesman Cap10K – Austin, TX

Use code “BibRave2019Cap10K” for $5 off!

4/25-27/2019 –  IL Marathon- Champaign-Urbana, IL

Use code “bibraveillinois2019” for $5 off!

May 2019

5/26/2019 – Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, VT

Use code “BibRave10” for $10 off!

OO OO OO OOFOS-Product Review OOFOS OOMG Fibre Low

Disclaimer: I received a pair of OOFOS OOMG Fibre Lows 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!”

As a runner, there is one part of the body that should always be in the front your mind when it comes to your craft…..you’re feet aka pat & Charlie. If your feet don’t feel good or you are experiencing pain, there is a good bet that you are not going to perform as well during your runs. That being said, why not show your feet some serious love. I am always looking for happy feet, so when the opportunity was granted to me for a chance to test out OOFOS new OOMG Fibre Low, I put my best foot forward.

Why OOFOS you say? Well, they have a good track record and I already own a pair of slides. Let’s take a look at all the things that make OOFOS great and make your feet happy.

STYLE

With the new OOMG Fibre Low, OOFOS is taking a crack at a more everyday shoe. All previous versions are of the more flip flop, slide type so not exactly fitting in the dress codes of most employers. The Fibre Low appears to take on this problem head-on. Currently they are a sleek black so easily can be passed as a casual/dress shoe in the workplace, but hiding inside is all kinds of happiness.

SCIENCE

There is a science behind what makes OOFOS some comfortable, the answer lies within the OOfoam. Here are a few key stats:

-OOfoam recovery technology absorbs 37% more impact than other footwear foams. If you found a sale on something you wanted and it was 37% off, you would be excited right? That percentage is very significant when it comes to the feel of the shoe.

-The OOfoam has been proven to reduce stress on your body while walking, allowing you to recover faster after a workout and feel better all day. Most runners are in a state of some type of soreness after miles and want nothing more to do than eat and lay down. Slipping into the OOFOS after your room gives you a little more energy and relief, making it easier to finish up that Saturday or Sunday “to-do” list you were supposed to do after your long run

-The footbed design is also key. OOFOS footbed designs are designed to cradle your arches and move with your feet, allowing for a more natural feel through your gate cycle. You immediately feel the difference with your first step in a pair of OOFOS and your feet feel like they are been hugged by pillows.

CHARITY

OOFOS is also a company that gives back. As a matter of fact, 3% of all OFFOS.com sales goes to breast cancer research through Project Pink. This cause was born when the Director of Marketing was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2014. The OOFOS family rallied behind her and Project Pink was born. The contributions to Project Pink go directly towards critical work the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is doing to help increase the survival rate of women with breast cancer around the world. For an even bigger impact, you can purchase from the Project Pink collection and $10 will go towards Project Pink.

RECOMMENDATION

If you haven’t already figured it out, I would definitely recommend OOFOS for any runner or individual that performs a lot of tasks on their feet. Don’t worry if the Fibre Low is not your style, OFFOS has lots of different styles and I am certain one will be in your wheelhouse. Head over to OFFOS.com and get your feet a present that is sure to make them happy.

Why you should run the Bucktown 5k

Disclaimer: I am promoting the Bucktown 5K race 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!”

There are many reasons why you should be considering running the Bucktown 5k in September. I figured I will give you a few of my favorite reasons.

1. 100 Club of Chicago

The Bucktown 5k happily supports the 100 Club of Chicago. You might ask what is the 100 Club? The 100 Club of Chicago provides for surviving spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty. It extends to all federal, state, county and local officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook and Lake county. These individuals put their lives on the line every day for the citizens of Chicago, their love ones should be most definitely be taken care of when their loved one is lost in the line of duty. Your registration fee will help.

2. Swagged Out

Picture speaks louder than words! What other 5k around gives participants such a sweet long-sleeved tech tee? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

3. Run For Free

Go the extra mile and help do some fundraising for families in need. Raise at least $250, and our race entry is FREE!! Overachiever? Raise $500 and earn a $50 giftcard to Fleet Feet, anything over $1000 gets you the free entry AND the giftcard.

4. It’s the 20th Anniversary

Anniversary years are always a good time to run a race, but there is always something special about those “0” years. This year will mark the Bucktown 5k’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate, every participant will get a free poster and be treated to some Chicago donuts and iced coffee. I love free donuts!

There you have it, just a few things to help you get excited about participating in the Bucktown 5k. Ready to register? Use my code BRBucktown to score yourself a free pair of sunglasses.(code expires 2 days before raceday). What are you waiting for, sign up!

Hot Chocolate Charlotte, I’ll be back. Run Bucktown 5k

“Disclaimer: I received free entry to Hot Chocolate Charlotte race 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!”

After running the inaugural Hot Chocolate 15k this year, I decided to keep the streak alive and do it all again in 2019. This year I had no idea what to expect from this race, I had never ran a hot chocolate before but heard good things. I was caught off guard by how hilly Charlotte is, but no surprises in 2019. I’m ready for more hot chocolate treats.

Before we get to 2019, there are still lots of good races left in 2018…. One being Bucktown 5k in Chicago, taking place September 30th. One of the coolest things about this race, besides the swag, is that they support 100 club of Chicago.

The purpose of the organization is to provide for the surviving spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty. This includes all federal, state, county and local officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook and Lake County.

If you live in Chicago or surrounding areas, you should definitely consider running thud race. Use code on pic to score free pair of sunglasses.

One HILLuva love/hate relationship-Hospital Hill Half Marathon Review

“Disclaimer: I received a free race entry to Hospital Hill Half Marathon 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”

For the second year in a row I was given the chance to run Hospital Hill Half marathon, and for the 2nd year I accepted. I experienced a well managed race last year, so I opted to do it again. Not to mention I have a good friend that lives in Kansas City, that provides me with a place to stay. The Hospital Hill race is in its 45th year so I knew there would be in for some nice goodies to celebrate. It had originally supposed to be a family trip, but do to some circumstances, I made the trip solo. I signed up for the Re-Run challenge with included a 5k Friday night, followed by half marathon on saturday morning.

I flew out of NC late thursday morning, and after a short layover in St. Louis, I arrived in Kansas City around 3pm CT.(had to keep reminding myself they are an hour behind my normal eastern standard time) I proceeded to rental car area to pick-up my rental vehicle. I got a great deal through Hotwire for a premium car. I walked outside to booth to pick out my vehicle(I like that National lets you choose your own car from an assortment). An older gentleman and a younger lady were working. he asked if I had a premium car, I responded “yes”. He pointed to 5 cars parked on the side and said I could choose between any of them more I could take one of the 2 cars parked under the breezeway. The 5 cars consisted of a Caty suv, infinity 4 door, infinity suv and the others weren’t has noticeable. The 2 under the breezeway were both infinity coupes and they were SWEET 2-doors. He suggested one of them, but I was thinking practical. Being in a new place, I didn’t exactly want to be driving around in something so flashy. I said I wanted something 4 door, and he pointed to an infinity 4dr. It wasn’t as flashy so I agreed. There was just one problem, he didn’t have the keys. He said he had to walk to back to grab keys and he would be a few minutes. I wasn’t in a rush, so I said ok. After about 10 minutes I began to wonder where he was. The young lady working said “I don’t know why its taking him so long”. She said he had been working there 25 years and knew everything about everything. A few minutes later, she says to me ” I know what he is doing”…I think he is trying to upgrade you”. I responded “really?”. A few minutes later he drives up in a Mercedes GLA hybrid. He jumps out and looks at me and says “will this work”. I had never driven a Mercedes so I was kind of excited. He didn’t have to do that for me, so I thanked him several times before driving off. I would tell you how I had to read the manual to find out how to adjust the seats but my learning of that car would take up several paragraphs. lol

I left rental place and drove straight to the expo for the race. After I successfully parked using the backup camera, I made myself inside to the packet pickup. They had a designated area for runners to the Re-Run challenge to get both their bibs. I walked up and provided the lady my bib number. She started shifting through bibs and couldn’t find mine. She advised me that they had several stacks of bibs that had not been sorted yet, so she began to go through stack by stack, still she couldn’t find my bib. She asked the guy working with her for help, and he started going through the stacks. STILL NOTHING. By this time a line is starting to form and another lady had came up for her bib, and they couldn’t find hers. After about 10 minutes of them searching, they sent me down to another table to get a new bib assignment. Im honestly beginning to get upset. I go to the table and explain to them the situation. Lady says that she couldn’t reassign me a another number if I already had one in the system. She said she would walk down and look through the bibs herself. After about 5 minutes of looking, she finds my bib in the same stack the previous 2 individual had been looking. I thanked her and headed over to VIP to pick up my band. As I was walking a looked at my bibs…the first one was right but the 2nd bib had a totally different name. Frustrated, I walked back to the same lady that had just helped me and showed her. Her response was “I don’t know what is going on with them”. She walks over and tells a coordinator what’s going on, then she goes to the 5k area to see if my correct bib was there….IT WAS. After finally getting my bibs and VIP bracelet, I went for the swag. Last year swag consisted of pajama bottoms and a beach towel, this year they had duffle bags and performance shirts celebrating the race’s 45th anniversary. I collected my goods and decided to walk around the expo to see what free stuff I could grab. My favorite booth was the taste testing of the beef and wine tasting, both were great. I stayed about an hour before heading to my friend’s house to prepare for the next day’s 5k.

About 9pm thursday night, I receive an email from race organizers saying they were going to move Friday night’s 5k to saturday morning because of the weather. The forecast was causing for 90 degree weather at 7pm Friday night, with high humidity. Rather that subject runners to potential dangerous conditions, the decided to move the race. I appreciate them letting us know well in advance, although I was disappointed. By moving the race, they pretty much put an end to any runner that was trying to do the Re-Run challenge because now the 5k and half marathon were starting at the same time, so no way you to do both. They said that we could still receive all three medals after the half and we would get a voucher to move our registration for the 5k to 2019. I don’t like getting medals I didn’t earn so I got up Friday morning and did my own 5k. I went out at 6:30 and it was already extremely hot and humid. I think they made a good call moving the 5k to the next morning.

The next morning I was up at 4:30 to get prepped for the half marathon. I woke up to thunder, lightening and some rain. My first thoughts were “please don’t let them cancel this race”. I left the house at 5:30 and headed towards the start. By the time I got there, the rain had stopped. VIP had designated parking area, but I just could never find it. I ended up parking in regular parking which was just as close if not closer to the starting line. I headed to VIP tent, where they had coffee, porter potties and last minute essentials that you may have forgotten.(band-aids, sunscreen, etc) The race was set to start at 7, but radar showed a thunderstorm was heading our way, so they delayed the race until 7:30 and told runners to seek cover. We watched the rain and thunder hit us for about 15 minutes then it cleared up. The race started promptly and 7:30 and we were off. Once we started running the route came back to me, and I remembered…this course was HILLY as HELL. Up, down, up, down we went for the full 13 miles. I don’t recall one section of the race that was level. It began to get hot and you could tell the hills were really challenging the runners. I saw a lot of people walking the hills because they just couldn’t recovery fast enough between hills. In spite of the hills, their was beautiful views to see as we ran through KC, past the hospital and through several neighborhoods before ultimately finishing downtown. The final mile of the race was downhill, and you could try to take advantage IF you had anything left in the tank after the hills. I had a little bit and was able to finish in a respectable time. I checked my watch and saw that we had run course with 975ft if elevation. My course graph looked like a heart beat signal. lol

I gathered my snacks and 3 medals, and headed back to the VIP tent. We were treated to free massages and mamosas, in addition to receiving a free gift. We all got power banks. I thanked the organizers again before heading back to my friend’s house to shower and pack in preparation for my flight back home that evening. I returned my Mercedes and was at the airport 2 hours before my plane took off. My plane took off at 5:25pm, and I left behind Kansas City and another great race weekend. Can’t wait to claim my results on Athlinks. Sigh up and get all your race stats in one place. http://www.athlinks.com

This race is definitely challenging, but if you enough a good challenge and LOTS of hills, I would recommend it without question. Thank You Hospital Hill 2018.

We Could All Use A Little Luv-o- Luvo Flipped Bowls Review

“Disclaimer: I received Luvo Flipped Bowls 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”

Luvo Story

Luvo uses a fact-based approach to their nutrition that is backed by 3rd party sources like the World Health Organization and the Harvard School of Public Health. Their meals are packed with veggies and fruits, whole grains, responsibly sourced proteins, all while limiting sodium, added sugars and artificial colors/flavors.  In addition to quality ingredients, Luvo gives back through partnerships with non-profits and community organizations.

Arrival

Not all frozen meals are made equal, and Luvo is proof of that.  When I was given the opportunity to test out some of Luvo’s new Flipped Bowls, I jumped at it. I am usually not a fan of frozen meals, but I was willing to give Luvo a shot based on what I have heard from a few friends.  Ordering was simple from their website, and I received my order within a couple days in a cooler packed with dry ice.   I was worried with the heat in my area about if the meals would still be frozen when I got home from work. Most of the ice had melted but the meals were still frozen. Win!

Flavors

In my package I received 2 servings of each flavor of their Flipped Bowls: Chicken meatballs in tomato basil sauce, chicken meatballs in garlic wine sauce, chicken meatballs in creamy stroganoff sauce, and chicken meatballs in creamy pesto sauce.

All flavors are made with either whole wheat rotini or penne pasta. The bowls didn’t completely fill me up, but they pack enough punch to take the edge off your hunger. You aren’t supposed to get too full when you eat anyway, so these bowls are just enough.  I won’t go into detail on all of them but I will highlight my 2 favorites.

My Favorite-Chicken Meatballs in Garlic Wine sauce. The wine sauce really separates this particular bowl for me and the bowl is packed with a few other goodies. In addition to meatballs and sauce, the bowl has white beans, greens and topped with a blend of parmesan and mozzarella.  I will admit that the meatballs on the box are not as big as the ones in the actually bowl BUT there are more of them. You see about 4 large meatballs on the box, the actually bowl probably has about 6 smaller ones.

2nd Favorite– Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce.  This one gave me more of a Italian flare with the tomato basil sauce. Along with the tomato basil sauce, there is a mixture of kale topped with a blend of parmesan and mozzarella.

Nutritious Value

Protein- 17 grams (except Creamy Stroganoff which has 16g)

Whole Grains- Between 31-34 grams depending on the bowl

All contain ½ cup of vegetables

Sugar- 0 grams 

Recommendation

These bowls more than lived up to the company’s reputation.  Each bowl provides you with a tasty meal, packed with tons of nutritional value. At $5.99 a box, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to have a healthy meal. Do not hesitate to give these a try. If you are ready to tickle your tastebuds, use code BIBRAVE at checkout to Buy 7 bowls, get 1 Free. Enjoy