While we all know I am fully immersed in the cult-culture of boutique fitness thanks to things like Akin's Army, Barry's Bootcamp, SLT, Y7 and Soul Cycle, we live in an era where there isn't just a one-size-fits-all workout and options have become plentiful. For that, I am grateful. 

On the flip side, we also all know that as a result of this I am often skimming by at the end of each pay period because of this lifestyle. Thankfully, there is another part of my fitness regime I am #finally getting back. Added value; this sweat-filled route doesn't cost a thing.

Cue: Running

As I am able to really start to pound pavement again (thanks to a hell of a lot of hours spent with trainers working to build up my balance and stability), I couldn't be more psyched about the headphones I recently test-drove, which are fueling my desire to get back out on the road again.

Enter: Skullcandy's Ink'd Wireless headphones to amplify my desire to get back on the road

There are three things that always kill my vibe running. Ready?

Tangled cords; If that issue doesn't make your skin itch, I would be willing to be you're lying to yourself. 

Poor audio; Running is the one time of the day I actually get to be alone. It's quite honestly one of the only reasons I even engage in the activity anymore. That said, I don't want to deal with hearing other people's convos, the obnoxious sirens flooding the streets and wind creating an echo. 

Ear buds that fall out; My biggest issue with apple headphones. Sometimes I wonder if I spend more time adjusting the ear bud or running. I'm serious.

Ink'd Wireless headphones solve all of these annoying problems and it's kind of - well - amazing (for my sanity).

And to be fully honest with you, these probably have the best sound quality I have yet to experience (and trust me, I have tried my fair share of running headphones over the years) in a headphone designed for a lifestyle that embraces the rigorous sweat-sesh (and well, the overall active lifestyle).

Value Add: They're actually so light weight you kind of forget you're wearing them in the first place

To be quite honest with you, if the audio isn't up to par in your headphones of choice... then like, why are you even wasting your time? 

It's quite possible that the best part of running, comes into play, when you cue up your favorite playlist; then you let those legs fly free to the beat of the music; as you lose yourself in the scenery, etc. 

And while the resurgence of my running is slowly (but definitely) coming back post-surgery, these have quickly become my new staple; especially as I continue to take advantage of the summer weather this city brings for a season that always seems too short. 

So yes, guys. I tried Scullcandy's Ink'd Wireless -- and I will never turn back.