Mission Accomplished

If you really want to challenge yourself, make a wine-induced pact with a couple of strangers. And then, before you chicken out, post said pact on your Instagram so you can’t back out without looking like a slouch. Thanks for that, Cale! ;)

Actually, really, I am thankful Cale publicly committed us to this past weekend’s feat. For so many reasons:

1- Challenge invigorates me, and I thrive when faced with one. In this case, it was a challenge to find the time to train, a challenge to physically get my ass in gear the handful (literally -- like less than five) of times I did, and a challenge to get through 7.2 miles yesterday (which is the longest distance I’ve continuously moved in one direction without a motorized vehicle EVER). I’ve never been very good at presenting myself with solid challenges to conquer, so it helped that she did.

2- I’m practicing what I preach. My days are spent marketing open ear headphones to the exact folks I’ve been surrounded by the last several days — and up until yesterday I couldn’t give them first hand experience of the benefits our tech provides when used in the exact situation they were developed for! It’s a sin to not be intimately familiar with the product you peddle, and now I can market from my heart.

3- Every inch of my body hurts today. But it’s the best hurt it’s felt since the birth of my son.

4- I feel like this run officially set us on a path to becoming Barb + Viv, and I smile every time I think of those two lovely ladies. Cale does too. So we’re going to keep up the good work. Habits are an effect of practice, and now that we’ve got a little taste of that adrenaline, we’re totally motivated to keep it up!

And to that point….. what’s next for the AfterShokz Safety Squad?! Cale and I are up for another running challenge. We’ve only been runners for a day, so not sure what to sign ourselves up for next. Suggestions anyone? And if you want to join us, give us a shout! The only requirement is willingness to rock a superfab matching outfit. #beopen

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December 08, 2015

So proud of you, Kim and Cale! It was great fun being around all the excitement this weekend leading up to the race and celebrating your success after! Congratulations!!

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