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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Future's So Bright...

I don't have an amazing outfit planned. I have only talked to one person about meeting up. And I haven't printed out (or even read) the race info I keep seeing in my email inbox. But I am running a race on Sunday and it is starting to sink in, if only because it forced me to do a load of laundry today so my running capris are clean to pack tomorrow. I also thought about the race a little while I was running this morning, debating whether or not to pack my Garmin. I am doing the race for fun, with no time goal in mind. So what do you think -- take the Garmin or leave it home? It would be my first half without it.

One thing I know I will be leaving home: my running sunglasses. I have a pair of Smith sunglasses I wear when I run. But with an evening start time, I don't think I will need them. Instead I'll be packing my awesome new(ish) Margaritaville shades.

Usually I wear a pair of $12 sunglasses I got at Aldo. I haven't had a pair of sunglasses that cost more than $25 for a really long time (other than the ones I wear running). Pretty much since I had kids. Between the little people at my house and my own klutziness, I can't bring myself to spend more. Then Margaritaville/Jimmy Buffet sent me a pair of their Calypso sunglasses.

They are awesome. Here are a few things that make them great:

MPT (Margaritaville® Polarized Technology) nylon lenses (Love Polarized lenses! They make the colors so pretty.)
100% UV A/B Protection (No crows feet!)
Heat Sculpted Polymer frame (Durable. Back to that having kids thing.)
SunGrip rubber nose pads (Stay in place. Gotta love that.)
SunGrip rubber temple tip insert (No headaches. My least favorite thing about most sunglasses is that my head starts to hurt after wearing them for very long.)
Spring hinges (Yay!)
Integrated Margaritaville® Leash System (Haven't used this yet, but it might come in handy someday.)
Island Style details (Refer to the pictures. Focus on the sunglasses, not the goofy grins.)
Ships with custom Margaritaville® Case and microfiber cleaning bag (Almost as awesome as the glasses.)

Margaritaville has a few pairs that look like they would be great to wear running, and they all have rubber grips and nose pads to keep them in place. So if you want to be cool like me, you WANT a pair of Margaritaville sunglasses. And they are 50 percent off right now for the holidays, so don't waste time heading to the web site to load up on sunglasses for everyone on your holiday shopping list (including yourself, of course).

*Fine Print: I was provided one pair of Margaritaville Eyewear in exchange for my unbiased review.


  1. I vote to bring your Garmin, just incase. I would run with it but that is just me cuz I love to race.

    I hear you on the sunglasses with kids, fun stuff! Good luck on Sunday!

  2. I vote leave it! I tend to run races better plus have more fun without it!

  3. sweeet. love those glasses. and i am so freaking pumped to see you. and i have no clue what i am wearing either. how did this sneak up so fast!?!

  4. Ha! I'm wondering the same thing about my Garmin for my race on Sunday, so I can't be much help to you. Have a great weekend and enjoy the race!

  5. What could be cooler than wearing sunglasses for 13.1 on the strip at night? Ditch the Garmin and use that extra room for your shades.
    And have fun!

  6. Go Garminless and have a great time!


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