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!!