(Unfortunately, that's as good as it gets for photos. The race photographer didn't manage to get any good ones of us running with the kids.)
Product reviews: Today I tried out a new head band from Hot Headz. They make custom headbands. The ribbon on the headband was nice quality, and the embroidery was well done. The ultimate headband test for me is whether it slips while running. The headband was perfect. It was really comfortable (not too tight), but it stayed in place really well. The velvet backing held it in in place easily, and I didn't have to fuss with it once I put it on. It also held back all of my little flyaway short pieces in the front really well plus it was really cute.
SmartWool socks that I got as a premium for running North Face. I had the PhD Run Light Micro in gray. They were the perfect height and also a great weight for summer. They were very light and seemed cool throughout. They also dried very quickly (within 10 minutes) after getting completely soaked in a water crossing. I had no problems with blistering or chafing throughout the run. I will definitely be buying more of these for summer trail running. I prefer thin running socks so the light cushioning on these socks really suited me.