Run, Train, and Live with Nike and Jack Rabbit

Running, Training, and Living


Running, Training, and Living is something that many of us do every single day. Whether you are training for a marathon, half marathon, or any other race, then you know that training is just as important as running. Continuing to strengthen your legs, core, and mind all make those race day performances more successful.

I’ve participated in more than 20 marathons and one thing that is important to me is the gear that I wear when running, training, and living. Not only do I want something that fits well, but I like gear that is stylish, comfortable, and will help me perform my best.

Last weekend I ran the Columbus Marathon. I didn’t run as fast as I had planned to, but still happy I had the opportunity to run. As soon as I finished the race, I put on a pair of Nike warm-up pants and a Nike Dri-Blend shirt. Not only were these items comfortable to wear, but they helped keep me cool on a warm day.

Nike and have partnered to promote the Run, Live, and Train slogan. has partnered with JackRabbit to help promote this with a social media contest.

Below are a few items I have worn to Run, Train, and Live. The one that continues to impress me with Nike Gear is that the items they make can be worn for working out and lounging.

Additional Details about my favorite Nike Products

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Favorite Nike Running Shoe:

The Free Run Motion Flyknit running shoe literally fits like a sock. The lightweight flexible shoe is not only comfortable for everyday wear, but solid enough for daily runs. If you haven’t tried these shoes, I highly suggest giving the a try.

Here are a few pictures of the Nike Free Run Motion Running Shoes:

This is a neutral running shoe and retails for $130.

Buy Free Run Motion Flyknit Shoe »
Favorite Nike Running Half-Zip

The Element Sphere Half-zip provides the right amount of comfort, warmth, and style. The Half-zip (two zippers) allows you to moderate warmth by having two zippers, the first I have ever seen. It also has reflective strips and enough fabric to fold over for gloves during those chilly runs. A versatile top that looks and fits great.

Here are a few pictures of the Nike Element Sphere Half-Zip:

This top comes in a variety of colors and retails for $85.

Buy Nike Element Sphere Half-Zip »

Favorite Nike Running T-Shirt

If you watched the Olympics this summer than you saw the Team USA Dri-Blend shirt. This simple, soft, and comfortable shirt is great for a short run or hanging out, all while supporting Team USA.

Here are a few pictures of the Nike Team USA Dri-Blend Shirt:

This shirt comes in 3 colors and retails for $35, although you can find it on sale now that the Olympics is over.

Buy Team USA Dri-Blend Shirt »

Favorite Nike Running Tights

The Nike Power Tech Print Tights are high performing and stylish running tights. The design alone on these tights make you stand out during those cooler runs. You could also wear these after a tough workout or race to improve recovery times.

Here are a few pictures of the Nike Power Tech Print Tights:

These tights come in one color and retail for $120.

Buy Nike Power Tights »

Favorite Nike Running Hat

The Nike Run Zip Cap is one of the coolest hats I have seen in a while. The hat is designed with sweat-wicking mesh fabric,  that delivers a comfortable and stylish fit. This hat also has a pocket built-in to it so you can store a key or a gel.

Here are a few pictures of the Nike Run Zip Cap:

This hat has two available color options and retails for $28.

Buy Nike Run Zip Cap »

Run, Live, and Train Nike Social Media Contest

I am excited to partner with for the Run, Train, and Live social media contest. Entering is easy and all you have to do is show us how you #RunYourLife. The details of the contest are below.

Contest Dates: 10/24/16 to 11/5/16

How to Enter: Whether it’s coffee runs, fun runs, or errand runs – I want to see how you sport Nike gear in all aspects of their life.Create a tweet (tag @RunGearGuy and @JackRabbit) or Instagram (tag @theActiveGuy and @JackRabbitNYC) post with the hashtag #RunYourLife in yourfavorite Nike gear, in any environment, and they will be entered to win a free Nike item.

Example Tweet (click to tweet):

This is how I #RunTrainLive with @RunGearGuy and @JackRabbit – #RunChat

Here was the first tweet I posted on Twitter:

Here was my first post to Instagram:

What can you win?: After the contest ends on 11/5/16, winners will be selected to win some sweet Nike gear. I am still working on the number of winners allowed for this contest.

If you have any questions about the contest or need help tweeting/posting on Instagram, please let me know.

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