One made-up hybrid word for this product: Fyucky!! It did the job I guess, I had a really nice 6 miler tonight, but never again. The little tab stays connected to the package via a 'litter leash'. How clever. enough said.
You find running gear in the strangest places. I was in a sports store this weekend called (strangly enough), Fascinations. Fascinations carries The Stick ---that self-massage tool that has helped many a fatigued runner work out sore calves, quads, and hammys. Fascinations carries a wide variety of Sticks --I didn't know there were so many. I tried to get a photo from the internet but got a bunch of inappropriate links and (can I be quite Frank?) suggestive pictures. The Sticks come in lots of colors and sizes and most have a vibrating feature --I suppose for extra soreness. The employees are really friendly, but weren't able to answer my questions about pacing, and recovery techniques. I hope that they start carrying shoes and socks soon, and try to learn a little more about running, or even just a little about sports in general. I already own a Stick and so didn't make a purchase, but did get to sign up for their mailing list.
This weekend, there are a few of us possibly running in a group. Can't wait to run with Adam, Lauren, maybe Rio if she can slow down for us, and who else? Sat about 6:30am in central Phoenix.