One thing I’m good at is offering advice.
So, my advice for Juneathon Day 4: when you find something that works, stick with it.
You could call me a gear fanatic, but at the same time I’m a cheapskate, so I hate parting with my pretty pennies for stuff I’m afraid just won’t work. Anyway, I’ve been searching high and low for something, anything, to put my stuff in while I run. My stuff consists of my phone, maybe a chomp or two, sometimes a credit card or cash, and often a key. Here are my rules for storage: 1. no sweaty money. 2. no more using a screwdriver to pry the case off my phone. and 3. no more stupid things on my arms. I’m not that coordinated, and I tend to get all tangled up. Not a pretty sight.
I thought maybe some sort of belt would work, but I have a small waist and wider hips, and all the belts I saw looked as though I would secure them around my hips and they would move up to my waist and jiggle around. That’s a no-go for me. Then I saw this Flip Belt last year, and thought it might fit the bill. But I waited, and made do with the stupid arm band (and screwdriver) for the phone, sweaty money in whatever teeny pocket I had in my shorts/skirt/capris (and really, a 1.5″ square piece of fabric should never be called a “pocket.” complete misnomer), key tied around my laces, and chomp somehow stashed in either my bra strap or waist band of my shorts. An excellent look.
Last week, during our brief and unpleasant heat & humidity wave, I was mostly hating the arm band. And the sweaty money. So I bit the bullet and clicked “buy” for the Flip Belt. I’ve used it twice now. Once in supreme heat (Sunday’s 10k) and this morning, a much cooler and pleasant 6 miles.
The verdict? LOVE it! Problem solved! My biggest fear? It would move. And it doesn’t. And my phone fits (without the need of a screwdriver). And the chomps. and my key. and my money (which on Sunday got wet, but not sweaty. There’s a difference, you know.)
I guess I need to say that I’m not at all sponsored by this company. So this is my own opinion. And it’s a strong one.
But I’m pleased I found this, and will complete my Juneathon in style with my phone, chomps, keys and dry money (minus the $24 it cost for the belt).
- Day 4 miles: 6
- total juneathon miles: 12