I Love My Spibelt!

Hi bloggies! I feel like I’ve been gone forever and it’s only been a few days. I missed reading and commenting on your blogs! I finished up my last seminar for the week today. Tomorrow is Friday and then it’s a three day weekend! 🙂 I am very excited to relax and just be.

I had a nice time in Long Island (aside from a sketchy incident at the hotel that I won’t get into). There was pretty much no traffic getting there, so I arrived at 4:30- just enough daylight left to get in my 3.5 mile run! It was actually ten degrees warmer in Long Island, so I only wore my running tights, cold gear top, lululemon jacket and hat and gloves. In hindsight, I probably should have worn my fleece pants too, as it was pretty windy.

I was also excited to give my spibelt a go! I’ve been looking for some sort of storage mechanism to take on my runs that would hold my phone and keys without being bulky and annoying. I had read about spibelts throughout blogland so when I saw them at the local running store in Virginia Beach I knew I had to pick it up. Gear junkie for sure.

I purchased a pink and black plaid pattern- isn’t it cute? So it looks very thin and small. I placed my cell phone, debit card and room key inside, and they all fit very comfortably.

With all of the items inside:

I placed in on the side of my hip and made sure the belt was very tight.

I have to admit that I was skeptical of spibelt’s claims. I figured that there was no way I wouldn’t be able to tell this pack was sitting on my hip. Well, now I am a believer! I seriously forget that I was even wearing it during my run. It did not shift at ALL. I love this thing! If you are in the market for something of this nature, I definitely recommend giving spibelt a try.

The run itself was beautiful, aside from my IT band acting up around 2.5 miles. I stopped and stretched and was fine, but it still gives me pause for concern. I hope I can continue my training for the 14k! I banged out 3 miles today without an issue, so I guess the telling factor will be my 5 miler on Saturday.

I planned my run strategically so that I would finish in front of the local starbucks. There, I got a “calm” tea and a fruit and cheese plate, which rocked my socks.

Yum! It was my pre-dinner dinner, as I later met Nicole at Novita, an awesome Italian restaurant near her. I didn’t take any pictures but trust me when I say amazing lobster pasta was consumed.

When I got home today I decided to see how many energy gels I could fit in the spibelt. I have quite a few of them in my stocking from Bri at Christmas. I’m not running enough miles to warrant using them yet, but I’ll get there.

So, I started with 4 gus and a pack of gu chomps:

and they all fit!

The only downside is that there is a slight tear in it already (boo). I don’t know if you can see it- it’s to the left of the stitching in the middle.
On another note, Suzy from Running on My Time tagged me to list ten things that make me happy right now. They are:
  1. My lavender chamomile aromatherapy candle
  2. My I love running water bottle
  3. Red wine (currently drinking pinot noir)
  4. The fact that my pup only had an ear infection and not something more serious
  5. My presentation yesterday was my best one yet
  6. I get to see Bri next Friday!
  7. My upcoming three day weekend
  8. Reading blogs!
  9. My three mile run today, despite the fact that it was bring your family to the track and walk in the running lane day
  10. The Naked Green Machine drink

Thanks for the tag, Suzy!

I’m off to go catch up on my blogreading and foam roll into oblivion. Happy almost weekend everyone, I missed you!


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