I feel that one of the best aspects about being a blogger is that I get to share information with you about anything and everything from juicing, races, to running gear. However, it is not my goal to cram products down your throat. It's a balance thing. You don't want my blog to be all sales-like all the time (I think) and I don't want to push products that I don't like at you. It's a win-win and we can still be blog buddies/running buddies. Yay!
I like to do product reviews for a few reasons.
I never accept product reviews for products I wouldn't use or don't have somewhat of an interest in or a need for. I had a company reach out to me and want to send me something for my feet. It was in the middle of my battle with Plantar Fasciitis and the last thing I wanted to do was to put something on my feet that could make them worse or undo the progress I had made. Or worse yet, I accept to try a product and absolutely hate it because of my own personal feet issues and feel like I had to give them a great review anyway, so I passed.
I occasionally like to do reviews on my monthly subscription to StrideBox and Birchbox, but I pay for those and signed up for those subscriptions on my own. In fact, that reminds me. My last BirchBox showed up yesterday so I should probably write up something on that!
Now that you all know how I roll on my product reviews, I'm sure I'll do a few in the future but for now, I'm just enjoying my off-season before my training kicks back up in January. I try to remember to always include a statement or two about working with these companies so you'll know which ones are more of an advertisement versus a cool product I picked up on my own. Seems fair to me.