Holy moly. I can’t believe we’re approaching May. This year has been flying by! In many ways, I have reduced the amount of fitness goodies that I’ve used this year, but there is still a lot of cool stuff floating around the internet that some folks might find interesting. Here’s a quick list of the stuff I’ve been into over the past month:
Non-Alcoholic Beer and Spirits
As an ex-WHOOP person I am well acquainted with how much alcohol effects my sleep and recovery. On top of that, I take medication that doesn’t play well with booze. Athletic Brewing Co. and Ritual Zero Proof have been a great way to wind down after a long day without having the extra calories from alcohol and the negative side effects that come along with it.
Athletic’s IPAs are super tasty, and Ritual’s tequila alternative makes a great margarita on taco night. On top of that, it’s an easy way to get some extra carbs into your system before a long run.
Yes, yes. Another HRV tool. Not to dwell too much on kicking the WHOOP (Rest in Power) to the curb, but this has been a much better HRV tracking tool for me. That previously mentioned medicine messes with my deep sleep, so switching to a tool that lets me track my HRV (your stress score) after waking up has been much more accurate and much less stressful.
EliteHRV is a free app that works with any HR monitor you have. (I use a Wahoo Tickr!) The team at EliteHRV also makes CorSense, their finger-based HR monitor. It seems worth picking up if you’re dedicated to tracking metrics and don’t want to fuss with a chest strap. For now, I’ll use the Tickr.
Janji Multipass Sling Bag
I am addicted to buying bags. I have a couple of Filson bags, a set of Aer backpacks for every occasion, and recently I’ve acquired the Janji Multipass Sling. I was previously using the Aer Sling Bag for trips to the gym and had added a strap to keep it locked into my arm when running. It was working, but it wasn’t perfect.
For running to the gym, or running in general, the Multipass Sling is perfect. It’s super lightweight, the fabric doesn’t cut into the skin, and it’s fairly affordable for what it is. Also, the color selections are pretty nice. I went with Iron to mix it up a bit.
That’s it! Have something I should check out? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.