I’ve been extremely busy so far this year with fixing the harm to my son’s home from the mudslides. I am finally done with this and realized that it was time to update some of this info on the website.

So I thought that I would write a post about the local Oak Cliff running group my new weighted vest that I use for running around Oakcliff in.

The group meets weekly at Westmoreland Park before heading out for a running session.  Matt heads up the group and you can always spot him due to him sporting a weighted vest.

As if running in the Texas heat wasn’t enough, this guy likes to take it to the extreme by adding an extra bunch of weight onto the run.

Here’s a picture I took of him:


weighted vest

A weighted vest is just a vest that’s constructed from thick material which has little pockets around it in which it is possible to slide in little sandbags, miniature steel bars, and other tiny weights.

The overall goal (and Matt’s intent) is to utilize the weighted vest in adding additional weight to high-intensity workouts, which in this case is jogging.  He says that he also sometimes wears is around the house, which is kinda crazy in my opinion.

jim weight vest

So if you would like to join us, you can find us on Westmoreland Park on Tuesdays at 6pm.

weighted vest running