May 3, 2018

Lovin' Life 3/5/2018: Heel Lock Laces.

Since I made that idle commitment to start training for the Sydney City to Surf on the weekend, I've made a couple of lifestyle choices that I'm hoping will pay dividends come race day.

I've added protein balls to my diet.  These PB and Cacao balls by Tom & Luke are pretty tasty, actually.  $2.50 for a half dozen at Woolworths.

While I haven't actually tried them out before a run, I did eat them during my marathon session at the hairdresser today.  And I wasn't even hangry at the two hour mark.  This bodes well for race day.

The second race preparation change I've made to my life is to break in my new running shoes.

While I'm loving my new ASICS trainers, they feel pretty loose around the heel.  Which isn't ideal on hill runs.  Enter the heel lock way of lacing up.  I have written about heel lock lacing before but something as life changing as this deserves to be written about multiple times.

I still love my Hickies laceless shoe fasteners but the laces on these Kayanos are so pretty (and long) that it was quicker and just as effective to simply re tie the laces.

This video explains it all.

My heel laced running shoes proved to be so comfortable this week that I was more than happy to walk in them after a session on Heartbreak Hill and get coffee and breakfast.

Do you use those 'spare holes' on your running shoes or trainers?  


  1. With the exception of the coffee, I'm leaving all of those things for you to love...I probably shouldn't (re the running) but I will all the same! ;)

  2. I use those spare holes for my running shoes. From the sound of the race name, I imagine the running course is very scenic. Enjoy!

  3. OMG - that heel lock! I never knew what those extra holes were for and now I do. Thanks SSG - I learned something new today! :-) #TeamLovinLife

  4. Oh I love protein balls SSG and my PT makes delicious ones. I've not seen heel lock laces and I run. I should check them out. Have a great week!

  5. Love those Hickies! I definitely need some of these because my laces are always coming undone. #TeamLovinLife

  6. Oh good luck with the race, that's exciting! :) I can't run due to a knee injury, but do have a couple of pair so fshoes like that I used when I was in too much pain to wear anything else. They get worn to walk the dog, not quite as much exercise as yours see! I've never used the 'extra' holes to tie them.

  7. Hahahaha. Protein balls at the hairdressers. LOL. They're actually cheap for $2.50 for a half dozen. They are pretty expensive to make and Boost sell them for $2.00 each. So, bargain! #teamlovinlife

  8. I have the Musashi protein bars (45g of protein in each) and they're pretty good in terms of carbs and calories. I started having them after my weight loss surgery as I need to get at least 60g of protein in each day and sometimes I struggle! It can all be so expensive though! #teamlovinlife

  9. I didn't know you could buy protein balls, seriously! I've made homemade ones before, but it's been awhile. Asics are pretty good running shoes, but lately I've loved my Brooks. :) Although, I'm not a trail runner by any means, too clumsy!!



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