Alisha + Sidney at the Walk-A-Thon
Members of my school’s band came to the track today to raise money by walking (or running) laps. Both the middle and the high school band benefited from the $0.XX-per-lap sponsorship.
I’m not in the band, and I don’t play an instrument. So what was I doing there? Well, most of the distance runners on the track team are in the band or were also at the Walk-A-Thon, and so I came to hang out with them and some other friends.
Hi, Sidney and Cameron! You look wet!
Unfortunately I wasn’t sponsored, because I ran and walked 48 laps—12 miles! (Approximately… the count was not precise.)
My buddies John and Jake were shooting for 100 laps (25 miles), and were well on target, but the event ended a couple hours’ early due to some crazy rainy May weather. Nevertheless, I’m sure the band’s financial situation improved by the students’ (and parents’!) efforts.
running from the rain
During the four hours we were out at the track, I enjoyed the following: chocolate cherry chard smoothie (consumed while walking!), avocado+tomato wrap, dates and almonds, and a MannaTech cherry snack bar.
Why am I sharing this? I feel it is time to share about my green smoothies. (I can hear my dad groaning at this point! haha) Look for more about it coming up! (It deserves its own post!) [Updated to add link]
I’m an official product tester!
The shirt I’m wearing in the first picture is a free test shirt from Agion Active. One half of it is treated with the company’s patent technology and the other half isn’t. From the website—
Agion Active is the latest in stink technology for apparel and gear and is so new it’s not even on the market yet. The patented system is built into apparel and will eliminate odor from any source.
[It] attacks both microbial based odors and ambient, absorbed odors, leaving you with long-lasting odor control. This dual action odor elimination system is the first of its kind and is the most advanced anti-odor system to ever be available for apparel.
Agion Active isn’t a clothing or gear company. It’s a technology for fighting odor, able to be applied to mostly textiles (like workout clothes and gym bags) but could also be used on carpets, pet bedding, or anywhere odors are an issue.
They treated a select number of technical shirts with the no-stink stuff—but only on one side, for comparison. Get your own t-shirt to try out!
My analysis: After running and walking 12 miles (over a time period of four hours), I would say one side definitely smelled better than the other. Sweat is sweat, with all the bacteria and stink that comes with it, so it wasn’t exactly like being in a field of wildflowers in the Swiss Alps, but I’m sure I smelled better than some people out there.
This type of technology is good for me—I don’t use antiperspirants, only Tom’s of Maine deodorant. Combine that with sweaty track workouts and gym class… yeah. Come on, I don’t smell that bad, do I?
Also,on my missions trip this summer, washing facilities are limited (think: a bucket and not much time). So any clothing treated with this stuff would be great!