This month of March is a very fruitful month for my running.
At the start of the month, I got to realize my long time dream to run in the Bataan Death March Ultramarathon. A couple of weeks later, I get to pace three (3) of my co-workers in First Balfour in their very first marathon.
Thus, it was a big bonus for me to receive as “pasalubong” from my sister-in-law, Divine Gomez, a pair of Asics GT-2160 and two Under Armour Heatgear compression shirts (one shortsleeve and one longsleeve). My wife’s sister, Divine and her husband Alex went to New York, USA and when they came back, they gave me these cool stuff.
|Asics GT-2160 and Under Armour Heatgear Compression Shirts|
First introduced in the US in late 2010, the Asics GT-2160 is a multi-awarded running shoes. At the December 2010 issue of the Runner’s World Magazine, it was awarded the United States “Editor’s Choice” award. In November 2011, the same magazine awarded the Asics GT-2160 the 2011 International “Editor’s Choice Award”.
Runner’s World Magazine awards one distinguished shoe style the prestigious International “Editor’s Choice” award each year. The publication noted that the GT-2160 has “rock-steady stability features, foot-hugging fit and plush cushioning” as the primary reasons for earning the award. The shoe was selected by a panel of International Runner’s World editors from the 15 countries in which the magazine is published (Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands/Belgium, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States).
|Asics GT-2160 sideview|
|Asics GT-2160 bottomview|
|Asics GT-2160 rearview|
|The Duomax makes Asics GT 2160 a stability shoes versus a cushioning shoes like the Asics Cumulus|
The Runner’s World review of the GT-2160 read as follow:
“The 2160 wraps the foot in a soothing embrace that makes long runs feel much shorter. And the interior of this update has even more soft lining in the upper than the previous version, creating a snug fit without pressure points. Asics softened the Gel and foam midsole and added deep grooves in the outsole to provide a smooth feel through toe-off. Wear-testers loved the overall fit and not-too-mushy underfoot feel of this shoe. We recommend the 2160 as a supportive high-mileage shoe for normal- to low-arched runners."
With a review like this, I can’t wait to try out this new pair of running shoes. Given that it has the same genes as my ever-reliable Cumulus 12 & Cumulus 13, I have no doubt I will get to enjoy it.
Under Armour Men's HeatGear®CompressionT-Shirts (Longsleeve & Shortsleeve)
Looking at the pictures and writeup about these Under Armour compression shirts, I am so excited to try them out. Feast your eyes on the propaganda from the Under Armour website.
|UnderArmour HeatGear Shortsleeve Compression shirt|
Not just the original—it's the best compression T-shirt in the game. Period.
WHAT’S IT DO? You don’t settle for second place. So don’t settle for a traditional shortsleeve T-shirt. Our Men’s HeatGear® Compression T-Shirt does what ordinary athletic T-shirts can’t even pretend to do. Get the stretch that improves cross training mobility. Get the compression fit that boosts your muscle performance. Get the odor-blocking fabric that also wicks sweat to keep you cool, dry, and light. Get the 30+ UPF that protects. And get it all in one, second-to-none, competition-killing shirt. Because when we make something better, we make it best.
|Under Armour HeatGear Longseleeve Compression Shirt|
Men's compression longsleeve T-shirt supports muscles, wicks sweat & fights odors.
WHAT'S IT DO? Feel the unmistakable squeeze of UA's game-changing compression. It's built to help you get the most out of your upper body during intense cross training workouts. This Men's HeatGear® Longsleeve Compression T-Shirt improves your circulation for a boost in performance, while the soft HeatGear® fabric wicks sweat to keep you cooler, lighter, and drier. Its odor-fighting technology and chafe-free seams help keep your mind on what you're doing. Get the athletic T-shirt that pulls its weight—and then some.
Cool shirts, eh? These shirts have Heatgear technology which is suitable for running conditions of 75 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The only problem is, I guess I have to shed off a dozen more pounds for me to do justice to the fit of these Under Armour stuff.
Thank you again to the generosity of Divine and Alex.