The Big Peach Ride + Run Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week, “D2” shares some insight into the state of running & cycling. He also shares his thoughts on improving health and longevity as we age, all part of his year-end reflections.
With 2022 coming to a close, I’ve had some time for some year-end reflections. While it’s been something on my mind since I turned 50, with the recent developments with my dad, health and longevity are on my mind now more than ever. The documentary series on Disney+ called Limitless focuses on actor Chris Hemsworth with the same concerns over aging.
I highly recommend watching this 6-part series as it covers many things that we can do to extend our life but most importantly, live a full life that relies less on medication. If we or someone we care about take steps now to be more active and eat healthier, there is a strong possibility that we can delay or even prevent many of the diseases that come with aging. like high blood pressure, cholesterol, dementia, Alzheimers, and cancer.
Here are the shoe updates I mentioned that seem to be interesting:
Saucony Kinvara Pro – Carbon-plated shoe using a combination of foams including the foam found in super shoes. This is designed as an everyday trainer but can still be a race shoe for those not wanting to go into a super shoe.
Hoka Clifton 9 – This model gets a new upper and a new midsole foam that will add more cushion but still be resilient. It also adds 2mm of stack height which contributes to that softer ride. Version 9 will be available in February.
Hoka Challenger 7 – This is the trail version of the Clifton. It gets the same updates as the Clifton 9. The outsole is designed as a road-to-trail type of shoe. This means it doesn’t have aggressive lugs and is designed for less technical trails.
Hoka Transport – this is not a dedicated running shoe but is designed more for the commuter, whether on foot, on a bike, or running to catch a bus. It has a simple and clean look (all white or black) that will look good as a casual shoe or if you’re looking for a fashionable alternative. It has a skate shoe type of appearance that I think will appeal to a lot of people. Hoka is doing some interesting things and trying to appeal to a much larger audience so it’s no wonder Hoka now ranks as our number-one footwear brand.
Thanks for listening and supporting this little corner of the podcast universe. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and kick off the new year with some great goals to stay healthy while challenging yourself.
Until next time, keep running, keep riding, and keep believing in yourself.