I told you last month when I did the Swag Bags that I would have more giveaways for you, and I wasn’t lying. I am going to try and do one giveaway a month, and each item I give away is an item that I use myself. This month’s giveaway is really important to me, and is brought to you by iFitness.
It’s no secret – I run with migraines. I hate them, they make me miserable, and it’s just a pain in the ass to try and run with them. I do try anyway, and I know that’s stupid. Idiotic, even. 🙂
When I first started running, I used a really cheap, unreliable belt that was purple. I loved it because it was purple, but other than that, it did little to help. Trying to carry a cell phone, gels, and my emergency migraine meds with me in that small thing was a joke. All of which, I believe, were necessary for me to go and run. Over time, I got a new phone (yay iPhone!) and started to run with it locked tight in an otter box, and stuffed into my bra, along with my Maxalts. Not ideal, at all.
So, earlier last year on the way down to the Princess Half, Kat pointed out that the place that she got her fantastic running belt would be at the expo. I had fallen in love with her iFitness Ultimate II belt and had talked about getting one myself for a while. I was just waiting for the right time to order it online. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait! After picking up our packets, we made our way around the expo and I found their booth. I spent less than 5 minutes talking to the lady behind the table before buying one.
I wear that belt everywhere. You’ve seen my pictures, you know I’ve worn it! It’s a fantastic belt that I wear both during races and during training runs. It has a small pocket on the side that I use to stash my key, as well as some Tylenol (or pain away that Dreamboat brings home), it has 5 slots to stash gels in, and the front pocket is big enough for me to put my iPhone – otter box and all – into it without trouble. The big pocket also has a little slot in the back of it to stash an ID, cash, or credit/debit cards as well.
One of the slots that is made for gels actually holds one of my Maxalts. I literally keep it on me at all times, especially during runs, and it has helped me tremendously. During the Tri 2b Tuff series last year, 2 of the 3 half marathons ended in me slamming down a Maxalt to prevent a migraine. Horrible! But had I not had a place to stash it in my belt, it could have been significantly worse.
The belt is also super reflective! I love that since I do a lot of my running at night. It’s comfortable to wear as well. I’ve been wearing it over my tutus when I run, and have just recently taken to wearing it under them, because it helps poof the front of my tutus out a bit so I ‘m not fighting the tulle as I run. It’s adjustable so I can make it larger for when I need it to be bigger, and smaller for a more snug fit. It doesn’t bounce around much and fits great at my waist as well as along my hips.
It’s practically all waterproof! Seriously! When I run I douse myself with water as well as drink it, and I have never had a problem with my phone inside the front pouch. And since I take my phone with me everywhere, that’s a huge deal. I have even run in the rain, and never had an issue with my phone getting wet.
It also has two little toggles on the bottom to hold your race number, as you can see in the above picture from the Princess Half 2012. If you wear it with a tutu, I highly recommend pinning it to the tulle in front, because it has a habit of flying up thanks to the tulle. But without it, it fits perfectly!
So, now that I have completely bored you to death about how much I absolutely love this belt, how would you like to win one? I’m serious! iFitness is willing to give one of my readers the Ultimate Runner II belt, the very same one I have! Here’s what you need to do:
Go to Facebook, and LIKE iFitness page, and post a comment saying that Idiot Runner Girl sent you: iFitness
Got to Idiot Runner Girl on Facebook and LIKE the page!
Comment below and tell me why YOU should win!
The contest will run until next Wednesday, and the winner will be contacted by iFitness directly. That way, you can pick out the color you want! I’m so excited to give this product away and hope you love it as much as I do!