Month: November 2017

What to Look for in a Workout Holster

Back when I was a graduate student, I lived in a sketchy part of downtown Atlanta.  The neighborhood was bad enough by day, but the character changed much more after the sun went down.  I often left school in a hurry to make it home before the sun went down, only so I could throw on running shoes and do a couple of laps around the block.

It never occurred to me to take carry a concealed handgun with me.  I hadn’t imagined it was possible.  I had a hard enough time trying to figure out what to do with my keys.

But there are options

There are a couple of things to consider when looking for best gun holsters for runners.

How concealed do you intend to be?  Clothes hide guns.  If you are jogging in a heavy sweatshirt, hiding a polymer framed compact is nothing.  If you are running in spandex, you’re going to have issues hiding anything.  So winter workouts are much easier to accommodate than those in the summer.

Arch Support and Shoes for Hip Pain


Sciatic Nerve Pain (Pirformis Syndrome)

Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated by the piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the path of the sciatic nerve descending down the lower thigh and into the leg.

Best new balance shoes for sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. It goes down through the buttock, then its branches extend down the back of the leg to the ankle and foot.


Patients feel an irritating pain in the buttocks and referring pain down the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve. Pain is aggravated by sitting, squatting or walking.

B2R’s New Shoe Heralded as “Perfect Trail Shoe”

Just last month B2R released three new models. The expanded product line of the Gavilan Moccasin, Raja Trainer and Trail Performance all boasted the zero-drop, split-toe platform that put B2R on the map. Of the new shoes, the Trail Performance model was met with the most anticipation. The company teased the release of the shoe for over a year, testing and tweaking the construction for ultimate fit and function. High demand of the shoe was met with high expectations… and it looks like B2R shoes review delivered.

Christian Messerschmidt, an avid long distance trail racer, recently submitted a review through RunBlogger. Being one of the first to lace up the Trail Performance Shoe, he says, “I was very excited to receive the shoes”. “The workmanship is clean and solid, and there are no gimmicks or fashion frills found here. Even the laces feel substantial and never came untied over a 4.5 hour run. The upper is composed of a layer of tightly woven mesh with bands of rubbery plastic overlays to add support. The toe-cap has a rubber bumper and is reinforced by a flexible overlay which extends backward through the flex points up to the midfoot and provides sidewall protection. The split toe is executed well and did not cause any chafing- the material in between the cleft seems to be different from the mesh upper, somewhat reminiscent of flexible neoprene. My size 12 weighs in at just under 9oz, and I measure a 17 mm stack height (w/o insole) along with an approximate zero drop.” Christian goes on to emphasize “a natural feel with proper protection, flexibility to allow my foot to act naturally, good traction, snug and secure fit” among other features. His overall summary of his experience in the Trail Performance is, “I get an unprecedented level of connection with the ground… that has made trail running safer and more enjoyable for me.”

Following suit, Lori Enlow also reviewed the trail shoe. Lori recently won a 100 mile race in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and has put about 400 miles on the Trail Performance. In comparing the new shoe to her Road Performance B2R’s she says, “The trails have a little more cushion and thicker grippier outer sole without sacrificing the ability to ‘feel’ the terrain or the flexibility. One of the things I love most about the trail shoes is that they still have the flexibility and give me the ability to really work the terrain with ease. Most trail shoes are rigid with a firm outer sole that feel as though they sacrifice my ability to really use my feet and activate my foot muscles. Going from the B2R trails to most other trail shoes feel like I’m putting my foot in a cast.”