I’m a self-proclaimed running purist with a die hard “no do-dads” rule. Give me shoes, shorts and a sports bra and I’m out the door.
But then this little blogventure came around. I found myself suddenly wanting to share with you all the fun things I experience on my runs.
Like seeing this guy, dressed as a neon-yellow chimpmunk with boxing gloves.
Would you believe me if I told you this but presented no evidence? Me either. So I broke down and started to run with my camera phone. Then I realized how much I hate running with things in my hand.
Plan B: stick it in the sports bra till needed. That worked, until I noticed the sweat fogged up the camera and I couldn’t take photos. Fail.
This brings me to last week, when I purchased a small personal items belt (SPIbelt) from my local running store. It looked small and unobtrusive. It fits a phone, keys, and ID. It promised not to bounce. It was black. So I caved.
Here is my honest review after wearing it twice, each time over a tech tee for about 4 – 6 miles:
- Worn on the small of your back, it does not bounce. Victory.
- The waistband has lots of room for adjustment.
- You’ll need to find a place to wear it that’s comfortable for you. On one run I realized it was constricting some vital organs and became uncomfortable. After shifting it down off of my stomach, I was fine.
- The pouch easily holds keys, phone, ID and some cash money. It’d work great for energy gels too.
- Warning: it’s not waterproof. So if you sweat when you run (ahem) put the phone in a plastic bag.
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