The reason this is important to this post is, the fiance and I decided we would buy a cheap "throw-a-way" ring for our actual wedding since my finger's swelling didn't fully go down. So we couldn't get a proper wedding band since we had no idea how large my finger would be on our actual wedding day. After doing some research, I settled on a $25 tungsten ring. Actually, I settled on 2 rings. One one size, and a second a different so we can decide how large my finger was on a our wedding day. Great plan we thought. Obviously we got married, and I have been wearing that ring for the past 3 plus years. I surprisingly love the ring even though it was so cheap. I love the color, the fact that its impossible to scratch, the feeling of it and a few other things.
|My old ring on Riley's newborn foot|
Since then, I have been looking at alternatives to solve this problem. I'm always jealous of people I see at races who have wedding rings on. I just couldn't be that person.
I did some research and came across SafeRingz. I remember hearing about them, but the more research I did, the more I started to love the brand. Basically, its a rubber ring that is painted the color of metallic to look like metal. I ordered one and haven't taken it off since.
|All rubber rings|
finger. I have completed swim, bike, run and weight workouts all with this ring on. In some ways, I think it actually helps me during my workout. This might sound cheesy, but since I never worked out with a ring, now that I do I look down and know what I'm training for. When I'm out on a run and I feel my ring, I don't get as tired, I don't feel sluggish. I know I can push myself. It makes it seem like there is something more important than what I'm doing at that point so I tend to push myself a little harder.
There are times when the wife is a little upset that I have this ring on because its not the ring that we actually got married in, but I make her remember that the plan was always to have a replacement ring. So maybe on important events, I'll wear my actual wedding band, but for now, I plan on wearing my SafeRingz. I cant wait to have a race with the ring on. I know that it will help get me to the finish line stronger.