Thursday, February 24, 2011

Countdown to Spring Giveaway Week: SPIbelt

23 days!!  Seriously, that is nothing!  Spring is upon us, people!  We might as well pull out the flip-flops today!

Now a confession.

I have been sitting on top of this giveaway for quite a while.  The whole problem was this review and giveaway required me to actually run, something that I have not been doing a lot of.  AND when I have been running it has been mostly on a treadmill because, let's face it, when you are only going to run 20 or 30 minutes, it's hard to justify spending at least that much time getting dressed to go out in this:


Beautiful, yes.  Warm, not even close.  (By the way, there is a street in this picture under all the snow.)

So the other day, before I downgraded myself to pool running again (must heal my achilles heel once and for all), I had a "long run" of 40 whole minutes! CRAZY!  So I was finally able to test out my SPIbelt.

I didn't really need any nutrition for my 40 minute run, but I loaded the SPIbelt up with my Droid Incredible (a bit bigger than an iphone, I believe) and went.


I got the water resistant SPIbelt, so I wasn't worried about my phone getting snowed on. (SPIbelt also has a fully waterproof LOK SAK that you can put your stuff in if you are running in a deluge...or the pool.)  This is what it looked like all zipped up.


For me the hallmark of a good belt, whether it be for hydration or nutrition or personal belongings, is that I don't notice it, and the SPIbelt passed the test with flying colors!  It did not ride up or bounce, and I ran my whole 40 minutes without even thinking about it!  Perfect!

I would highly recommend a belt like this if you are running alone and need to take a cell phone.  Even when you stick it in a pocket, it just bounces around to much.  I've tried the stick it down the sports bra trick, but then it gets all sweaty and that's no good. This belt would also be great to hold gels or blocks.  I bet you could easily fit 4-5 gels or a couple packs of blocks in there with your phone.  Now if you are the type who likes pb&j for fueling, I would advise against that in this case.

So because spring will mean longer outdoor runs (hopefully for me), I am happily giving away a gift certificate for a SPIbelt of your choice. There are lots of different styles and designs to choose from.

Here's how to enter.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1.  Become a follow of this blog (mandatory).  Please leave a comment.
2.  Check out the Spibelt website, and leave a comment letting me know which Spibelt you would choose and what you would put inside of it (mandatory).

For bonus entries:
3.  Follow SPIbelt on Twitter (@SPIbelt). Please leave a comment.
4.  Like SPIbelt on Facebook.  Kindly leave a comment.
5.  Tweet or facebook about this giveaway and let me know by leaving another comment.

I will randomly choose a winner on Saturday, February 26.  Good luck!!

55 comments :

  1. i would get the reflective one!
    following on google reader.

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  2. Oooh, I think I'd go with the race number belt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I would choose the Water-Resistant SPIbelt and carry my Droid X and fuel packs

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  4. I would have to choose the Water-Proof SPI Belt because we live in rainy Syracuse

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  5. Follow on GFC

    rachel.flavin@gmail.com

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  6. I would also get the waterproof spibelt.

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  7. follower....and I would put gu, chapstick and my phone in the belt.

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  8. I have a SPIbelt and love it! I do however really really wish that I had chosen the waterproof duel pocket belt. I sweat through my belt now and can't fit my phone and camera comfortably. I would love another one to replace the one I have.

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  9. I would like the spi energy belt

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  10. I follow them on twitter as @stickyprints

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  11. Have been a lurking follower !! :)

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  12. Oh no you sound like where I was a year ago: in the pool with an achilles issue!

    I'd love to have a SpiBelt! Follower of course.

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  13. I'd carry my pepper spray, phone, keys, gel or shot blocks in it.

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  14. I follow SpiBelt on Twitter and like them on FB.

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  15. TriMommyLife blog follower and @SPIbelt twitter follower!

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  16. I'd go with the dual pocket number SPIbelt! I have a standard SPIbelt for my daily runs - I keep my phone, a GU, and a couple of dollars for a drink at a gas station if I need it - but the dual pockets would be GREAT for race day! GUs in one pocket, car key in the other one. Then I wouldn't have to worry about losing my car key when I dig for some GU!

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  17. Tweeted my love for my SPIbelt! (@laura_brianna)

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  18. And have tweeted and facebook-linked your giveaway!

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  19. I would get the SPI Energy Fuel Belt.... perfect for my 70.3 coming up!

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  20. I follow SPI on twitter (@allie0622)

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  21. Went to the website. I love the one that says 26.2! I'd put my keys and phone inside.

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  22. Followed on Twitter. Left a comment.

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  23. Tweeted and posted a FB link to this giveaway.

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  24. I am a follower via google connect.

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  25. I would love the waterproof spibelt.

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  26. I would put my cell phone in the belt.

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  27. I follow spibelt on twitter-diaperderbymama

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  28. I just became a follower and SPIbelt mentioned you on their facebook page. Great contest. I would also get the same spibelt as you and I'd put my phone in it. I also have another SPIbelt but you can never just have one!

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  29. I''m a longtime follower of your blog! :)

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  30. I went to the website - Decisions Decisions! I would probably get the dual-pocket spibelt... but the spi armband and waterbottle holder look awesome too!

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  31. I followed SPIbelt on twitter and TWEETED about them!

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  32. I shared the contest on facebook and twitter!

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