Fitness/ Running

SPIBelt Review

When I run, I almost always listen to music (my Spotify running playlist) or a podcast, if it’s a long, slow run. Since I use my iPhone for both of those, I’m always on the hunt to find the BEST thing for carrying it (plus my keys, fuel, etc. when necessary). I have a good friend who has raved about the SPIbelt for years, but in typical fashion, I ignored the advice.

But when SPIbelt offered to send me a free belt to try out, I was totally game. I just take a little convincing sometimes and freebies don’t hurt. 😉

I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. It fits a bit like a fanny pack (super seksi) with a clip-closure, stretchy waistband. I didn’t think there was a chance in hellll that this thing wouldn’t bounce. SAMSUNG CSC

I was wrong.

Seriously, the thing doesn’t move! I ran 6 miles, including some intense intervals, with my iPhone stored in it, and I never had to adjust it once. I honestly forgot I had it on. It gets two VERY enthusiastic thumbs up, and it’s definitely a product I would spend my own money on. I’ve also used it when lifting weights and it’s great for that too.

SPIBelt offered to give one of my readers a SPIbelt. (I picked out the coral for you guys; I hope you like it!). SAMSUNG CSC

To enter, just leave a comment telling me what you love most about running. And if you hate running, you can say that too and/or tell me what workout you would like to use it for! I’ll announce the winner on Sunday. [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

 

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    I love that running allows me to explore where I live and the places that I travel to in a way that seeing these areas through a car window (or never seeing them) doesn’t.

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    I do not run long distnces, but I love that you can run anywhere. Only a pair of sneakers are needed!

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    I love that I can zone out and whatever problems or issues I may have had earlier that day aren’t as bad by the end of my run.

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    I love that run shows how far I can push myself. Running shows my that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.

  • Brooke
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    My favorite thing about running and bicycling is feeling free. At the same time, I can only feel really free knowing I have my phone with me to call for help if needed. I would love this band and coral is my favorite color. Merry Christmas Terri!

  • Laurin
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    I love how strong and brave running makes me feel!

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    I love that running lets me be outside on a regular basis, with time to just soak in the outdoors. I also love that my husband and I are the same speed, and that we can use running as a time to connect.

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    I love that I can just go out, clear my head, and forget about everything going on. I feel like I can breathe and let everything go.

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    I don’t always love running, but I ALWAYS love the way I feel after I run!! Hoping to get faster in 2015! 🙂

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    I love to hike and can’t bear to be without my camera!

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    Running gives me confidence for the other areas of my life.

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    I have yet to find a running belt I have liked :(. I’d love to try this one out. It looks awesome!

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    i love how it clears my head and starts my day off well!

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    Running takes my stress away. Always makes me feel better!

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    What I love most varies daily 🙂 but today it is that it makes me feel like I can breathe again after a very tough work day. I would love this SPIBelt.

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    I love that running adds years to my life!!

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    I love the way that running makes me feel!

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    Will it fit an iphone 6? I have a marika belt now, but it doesn’t stay tight around my waist. Even my RunKeeper app is off due to some bouncing 🙁 If this will fit my iphone, then I’m psyched to try it out!

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    I love that feeling of freedom and that no matter what I’m dealing with, in that moment, its just me and the pavement. I’m able to go anywhere and conquer anything on my own two feet.

  • Rissa
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    I love how clear it makes everything seem after.
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    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      I actually DO like it better than my FlipBelt and I’ve really loved that. But, I’ve had issues with it riding up a lot lately. I compared it to my mom’s FlipBelt when I was visiting her (we have the same size) and mine was wayyyy bigger so I think it just got stretched out. Granted, I had it for a few years, so I suppose that makes sense, but I like that the SPIBelt has an adjustable waist band to help address that issue.

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    I love the way running makes me feel! Relaxed, refreshed, ready to overcome whatever life throws at me next!

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    I love the way I feel after I really give it my all during a speed workout!

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    I love the feeling of escaping when I’m running. And I love the feeling of accomplishment after I’m done!

  • Angelica
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    I love how strong it makes me feel. Not necessarily in the physical sense of the word !

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    Despite having run a few races, I don’t love running. 🙁 I love working out in general, though, and it’s a goal of mine to learn to love running. I’m trying to become more consistent with it, because I do love that it’s something you can do almost anywhere, and that it has easily measurable achievements.

  • Carla S
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    I love the feeling you get after a very long run.

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    What I love most is how it clears my head. I can feel super stressed but after a good run I just feel SO much better!

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    On the days when nothing seems to go right. I lace up my sneakers and just RUN. Running always feels right!!

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    I love that running helps me clear my mind

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    I love running because it is really the only time I have to myself. Love my kids, but everyone’s gotta have some time for themselves 🙂

  • Marilyn
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    I don’t like to run but would give this to my wonderful daughter if I won!

  • Mina
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    I love how running can sometimes make me feel totally badass 😉 And how it always makes me feel strong!

    And just out of curiosity, where on your hips/waist did you wear it so it wouldn’t bounce?

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    Honestly, I hate running and the only way I can do it is if I’m listening to music!

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    I love that running helps me clear my head. Whenever I am stressed, a run always helps!

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    I would use it for running! I need a new system!

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    I love how strong and invincible I feel after a good run. Makes me feel alive!

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    I have had my eye on a running belt for the past year! I’m working back into it from a hip flexor injury, and would love some extra motivation in the form of NEW GEAR!

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    I just love how confident it makes me feel in my body’s ability!

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    I love running as a way for me to think through decisions or reflect on my life. No one can bother me and it’s “me” time.

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    Love how running clears my head. Need it to stay sane! And I love the coral color! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I need to try this, no bounce = awesome.

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    Feeling like I am doing something good for myself

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    I like the end the best 🙂

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  • Rachel
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