But when my runs get longer, there are certain things I can't do without - packets of GU, paper towels to mop sweat, cash, keys, etc. I've tried stuffing everything in my shorts pockets but this has led to comments about extra 'junk in the trunk'.
In the past, I've tried things like a Fuel Belt (too bulky plus it bounced as I ran) and a belt-like thing with a pocket (slipped over my hips and also bounced). For my first marathon, I had the brilliant idea that I'd safety pin my GUs to my shorts - only to stab myself with a pin during the race!
Fortunately those problems are a thing of the past. I've since discovered FlipBelt - the lightest, easiest belt/pouch for carrying items during a run or race.
Wearing a FlipBelt at last year's Lakefront Marathon!
The belt comes in several colors and sizes and reminds me of the wide band at the top of a pair of yoga pants - it's also just as comfortable as wearing a pair of yoga pants. In fact, I often forget I'm wearing my FlipBelt while running!
There are a few slits within the belt to stash whatever items you may need. And unlike other belt products that have zippers, etc. it's super easy to remove items from the FlipBelt - just reach in one of the slits and pull out whatever you need! Perfect for grabbing a GU mid-race when you can't slow down for even a few seconds.
Stashing a Gu is easy with FlipBelt!
Here's a little demo about how FlipBelt works:
If you're interested in getting a FlipBelt of your own, they are currently offering 10 percent off orders with the code Sweat33 through Sept. 7. Try it out - you won't regret it!
Tell me: How do you carry your fuel, keys, cash, etc. during a run?
*I was provided with a FlipBelt for review as part of my Sweat Pink Ambassadorship. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.