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Glimmer Gear Australia Blog 20200914

As the darkness creeps in

My reality right now is not what I want it to be. It’s not bright; it’s not full of positivity, it’s not rainbows, unicorns and sunshine right now. My reality right now is that it’s dark; very dark, it’s gnarly, not very positive and it’s struggle upon struggle, the feeling of one nightmare and terror cascading down directly after the other. Each day is a struggle right now, a fight to drag myself out of bed, to begin the day and...

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Keeping Water Drinkable - MSR Thru-Link Inline Filter

Keeping Water Drinkable

Sometimes drinking water isn't all that drinkable. We were on advice last weekend to boil our water due to storm water entering our water supply so we broke out our water filters instead of having to boil water and wait for it to cool. Here is a video walking you through the two filters we used here at Glimmer Gear Aus HQ to make sure we didn't get sick! If you are interested you can find our full range of water...

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Our Top 5 Tips to Beating The Training Blues - Sock

Our Top 5 Tips to Beating The Training Blues

Number 1: Keep Moving Yep, This sounds crazy, doesn't it! But when you stop that's when you lose your momentum (literally) - it is also when you get cold! Stay warm and keep moving, stay active - don't let inactivity creep in. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to be hours and hours worth of training and moving. Little bits add up. But keeping moving will help you stay motivated and stop the isolation waistline increase. If...

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A time of crisis. - Wallpaper

A time of crisis.

Like pretty much every individual and every single business, we are watching and monitoring with bated breath, the situation and recommendations surrounding COVID-19. It is a terrifying time on so many levels. Just like everyone, we are putting measures into place to make sure we stay as safe as possible and that anything we ship out is also as safe as possible when we ship it. We are monitoring ourselves, and the complete team for any signs of illness and we have all got massively dry...

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Our Top 4 Hated Pre and Post-Training Disasters - Screaming

Our Top 4 Hated Pre and Post-Training Disasters

- and how you can solve them We have all had it happen - about to head out on your long training session, you are prepping everything ready to go and there it is staring back at you... Empty shelves... Yep, you are out of your favourite, most trusted nutrition or hydration... Insert horrible gastric training disaster here (we have heard and seen some absolute classics too!). Or worse yet, you get all your nutrition prepped and you are ready to go... all...

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Petzl Selector - Drawing

Petzl Selector

Need a new headlamp or simply want to upgrade but not sure which headlamp you need for your adventure? Check out our brand new Petzl Selector to give you a helping hand in deciding EXACTLY which of our Petzl Headlamps will work best for you! Glimmer Gear Australia Petzl SelectorDownload Download the PDF version to be able to click directly on the Petzl Headlamp of your dreams ;)

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Women's Night Running - Marathon

Women’s Night Running

I get it. I am not your usual thin, svelte, gazelle like long distance runner and MOST days, I am ok with that (yeah, some days I really am not….). I have crossed the line at events in the very last handful of runners or in dead last more times than not and believe me the back, back, back of the pack is where the party is – it is also where often the most relaxed life loving people are...

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Cairns IRONMAN 2019 - Race Report - Cairns

Cairns IRONMAN 2019 – Race Report

Guest Blog by: Ben Shepherd First of all, let me paint the scene for you. It’s 0100 h the morning after the race, the only muscles that still work are my fingers, my digestive system is in overdrive and I’m not even close to sleeping. So what other option is there except write a race report?? Prerace: Changing it up Going into the race, I was dead set certain that I wanted a Kona slot. That was what this race was about – it was what kept...

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