Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sucker for a pretty face

I have written before of my fondness for Paula Radcliffe. She is a great runner and an inspiration for me. Well I have always wondered what the heck she wore around her neck while running?? It looked like a really cool necklace. I did some research and learned that it is a Phiten Titanium necklace.


They claim that the titanium helps improve blood circulation and keeps your neck muscles relaxed during a run. I've worked on titanium-based airplanes my whole career and they have frustrated me and made me tense so I think that claim is probably crap, but......




I found a local golf shop that sold Phiten. I bought the necklace and the bracelet! OK so I'm a sucker for anything promoted by people I admire.


Now let me try and rationalize my purchase.
I love wearing bracelets when I run. I bought a yellow Livestrong band last year and wore it while training for my first marathon. It reminded me everyday that while I was struggling through the training there are those who are struggling for their lives and helped put things in perspective for me. I really like it bouncing around on my wrist while I chugged along. I no longer wear it everyday but have worn it in every marathon I have run.


Maybe it's because I have a very plain, boring body but I like to wear necklaces. I think it's a sub-conscience way to divert peoples attention away from my face. I have never found one that I like running in though. Metal just doesn't feel right against sweaty skin and leather shrinks and gets kinda ichy after a few runs. So I hope I like this Phiten (I better for what it costs!). I bought the shortest one they had so it won't hang too loose.


How'd I do?? I know, I'm just another sucker for promotion and celebrities!


On a positive note, I visited my running paraphernalia dealer and he gave me a really nice Brooks tank top. Did you hear that... GAVE ME! You don't get that at an online, no-service, mass-marketing, impersonal "store". I promised him to wear it at all my summer races. Of course, I hear drug dealers give away free things to get their customers hooked also, hmmmm way to similar, better not think about that.
Thanks for listening

2 comments:

Southbay Girl said...

Hi! It's almost 2:30 am, I got home just before 2am-this job SUCKS sometimes!!!! I'm having a glass of vino and heading to bed since I'm going to work at 2pm tomorrow and working until the sun comes up on saturday!!!

I like your free tank! I love free stuff!!! And I think it's very cute that you bought the same necklace that paula radcliffe wears.....did I tell you I ran the NYC marathon the year she won it-but she was WAY ahead of me!!!!

I must go to bed now. Hope to get a run in before work tomorrow. But I've been SICK and have had the worst sinus headache for about 4 days now! It's awful and has made me a miserable git!!

RBR said...

I think you are already strung out, so the gift is probably genuine ;o)

"I've worked on titanium-based airplanes my whole career and they have frustrated me and made me tense so I think that claim is probably crap, but......"

Hoo! That cracked me up! What boys will do for a pretty woman!

(Hey, let me know if it works. I mean, if Paula Radcliffe wears it, it MUST work, right?)