What essentials do you need while running?
Recently, during one of our (many) long emails threads, the Chicks got to chatting about the must-haves for training runs and races.
Which naturally lead to us talking about how we carry said essentials because the little pocket in the back of our pants or skirts can only fit so much, like a singular key or some cash.
See that little pouch on Brooke? That’s the SPIbelt and it’s what quite a few of us use to hold our stuff. It’s like the mom of running gear – shove everything at it and you’re good to go!
A runner’s spin on the “dump your purse” pictures, we decided to dump our belts.
Some of us, like Brooke, don’t need much.
Brooke’s minimalist approach.
While others need everything and the kitchen sink!
Vic’s stash includes her expired driver’s license and extra pins.
Mer’s non-minimalist approach. She has an order of placement too; the money is always tucked in the very back.
And still others want more…
Brooke’s husband, Josh. Okay, fine, you can’t fit wine bottles in the SPIbelt. We’ve tried.
SPI stands for Small Personal Item belt and what we love about these are that the material stretches to fit quite a few items. The belt snaps on and off easily and holds the pouch to you snug, so nothing is bouncing around. Additionally, SPIbelt sells toggles so you can attach a bib to the belt.
We picked our SPIbelts up in 2011 (at the Philadelphia Marathon expo) and have been happily using them ever since! The SPIbelt saved Mer’s phone during a tropical storm run.
Happy Mer runs on Broad St. in Philly.
After we emailed (ahem… fanmailed) SPIbelt to tell them of our love for their belts, they contacted us and offered up an Original belt for a giveaway to our Scooters! Super stoked? Yep, us too!
Check it out and let us know in the comments what essentials YOU bring along on a run. And hey, if you want us to dump our purses too, let us know in the comments and we can probably work that up for you.
Click the pic to enter!
The entries for this giveaway begins 5/30/2013 and completes 6/4/2013. An Original SPIbelt will be mailed to the winner so that person will need to provide their address when contacted. The color of the SPIbelt will be chosen at random.