Today is a rest day. Thank goodness. I didn’t really think I would be sore from yesterday’s weight lifting sesh but man, my arms, shoulders and back are ripped. Ha! I am sounding like quite the meat head. Dork. Oh well…
A while back I went in for what I thought was a routine eye exam, renew my prescription and order some contacts. I left with the scary news of being in the beginning stages of Glaucoma. WHAT? I know. Scary. I’m sorry but I am WAY to young for that. I’m not too sure about everything, I need to do a bit more research, but essentially there is too much pressure in my eyeball. I am sitting around pressure of 21 in each eye. They start to consider medicating for it at 22-25. Yikes. I have a follow up appointment next month. I wonder how hard it would be to be a blind runner? I’m sure I could do it. I heard that there was a blind man running the OKC Marathon. He ran with a(n awesome) friend who had him tethered to a rope around his waist. I WILL be taking applications for such a friend if need be.
Long story short, the awesome peeps at Optic Nerve sent me a pair or running sunglasses! Now I don’t think my problem can be solved by sun glasses BUT I do know that protecting your eyes is SO important! Did you know you can actually burn your eyes? People with light eyes are more susceptible too. So you need to wear sunglasses!
I know you have seen me wearing these glasses in a few pictures:
They are pretty cool! I like the way they look and they are super light weight. This particular pair comes with interchangeable lenses so that you can go lighter or darker, depending on the day. A huge plus too is that they don’t fog up! The only time I had a problem with them fogging is when I wore them with a hat that had a big, thick bill. It wasn’t a running hat and the bill came down and covered the sides so the air could not escape. But when worn alone or with my running hats they work great! Also, if you have long eyelashes they might rub on them. When I happen to be wearing mascara I have a problem with them hitting on my lashes.
Here I am with LB and my Dad after the OKC Marathon! I sported the glasses and they were awesome!
And again, me and my baby niece, and the shades!!
Click HERE to read about Optic Nerves Technology and the protection their eye wear gives.
These babies, Eyeque IC, come in blue, white or shiny black.
The first 3 people to let me know that they are in the market for a pair of running/cycling/ or whatever kind of shades will get a 25% off coupon to Optic Nerve!! Just let me know in a comment!
And one random person will get an Optic Nerve T-Shirt, hat, bottle opener, and a 25% off card. Just leave a comment….you have until Sat. June 26 after RnR Half!!
Exciting things are happening here at 5 Miles Past Empty! I have a few more products on the way to review for you all!
Today I am grateful for:
My dad. Happy Father's Day dad...you have shown me what it means to love, to be a father, a husband, a grandpa and what it means to be patient and forgiving. You mean the world to me! Thanks for being there, there for all the car problems, for all the ball games, and cross country meets and in my adult life for all the random things that have gone wrong while the hubby is away. You're never more than a phone call away. Love you, daddy!