Friday, April 15, 2011

1.....and my first GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!

This is it, my last day before R-day.  I'm so excited! Still have a few things to get ready, like music and a tracking pattern.  At least I know what I'm wearing. I wish I had this amazing outfit for the race, but I don't.  Really, I'm just wearing the same thing I wear all the time.
T-shirt, some pants that I know my sister will recognize and two(yes, two) sports bras.  I will, however, be sporting a new addition I  got last week.
If you look closely  at my outfit you *might* notice I have no pockets. None at all, which really isn't that unusual for workout clothes, especially ones as old as mine.  So I've had this dilema: I love my phone for runkeeper and music, but where to put it? I can't carry it in my hand, I've done that and well.....Here
Remember the two sports bras?  Can you guess where I put my phone? Yeah, right between the two.  Not the best place (moisture anyone?) but I really didn't want to make it worse than it already was.  Needless to say, I have more than one reason not to run in the rain.

That was my situation.  Till last week. 

I have a new piece of running gear!  The wonderful people over at Spibelt gave me the opportunity to review one of their products.  I chose the SPIband.  I'm not quite ready to try a belt, though if they are anything like the band, I might just try it soon.


Here is the official description from the website:
The new SPIbandTM is designed with the same guarantee as the SPIbelt, it does not bounce, and it’s much roomier than it looks. It is made with a special water resistant material.  Perfect for those who like to carry their iPodTM, GuTM packs, phone, keys, etc. around their arm while running or doing other activities. Fits snug yet comfortable and is a great way to store personal items.

Made with a black water resistant material. One size - fits biceps 9"-16".

So what did I think?  Well, When I opened my package, my first thought was, "There is no way my brick of a phone will fit in there, let alone anything else."  I was wrong.  I also got my keys and two packages of fruit snacks.  Nice!
All of this in that little bag?
Yep, it fits
 The first time I wore it I made a bit of a mistake.  I put it too low on my arm.  After a few minutes a little sore developed and it's still there.  However, all I did was move the band up a bit higher and I haven't had a problem since.  I've worn it on both my runs and pretty much all day a few times just to make sure it was user error....  It was, I'm not the brightest bulb.
It used to look much worse

Other things I really liked about the SPIband:
-Wide strap:  Most bands I've used are about an inch wide and cut into my not so small arm.  This one was pretty comfortable
-Velcro sections:  Instead of having velcro along the whole band, there are strip at intervals again, nice and comfortable, no stiff velcro piece. (those dark pieces are the velcro)
-Water resistant:  The inside reminds me of neoprene, soft flexible plastic.  Sweat and rain were my biggest concerns because of my phone, when I checked after a run, the outside by my arm was was wet but when I opened it, nice and dry.  If you want it waterproof they have a bag that you can put your stuff in and put it in any SPIbelt.
-Movement:  Once I got the band in position, it didn't slide at all.  I didn't have to cinch it tight and it stayed in place.  Very nice not to have a tourniquet on my arm while I ran.

All in all, super comfy, holds a lot for it's size, I like it!  Now, the part you have all been waiting for...

The Giveaway! 

 SPIbelt is helping me celebrate my first 5k by giving you guys a chance to win your very own SPIbelt or band.  So cool huh!

Mandatory entry: Visit www.spibelt.com and tell me which one you want.  That simple.

What?   You want more ways to enter? Okay, just because I love you guys.  Leave a separate comment for each of the following that you do:

-Follow my blog through google friend connect (1 entry)
-Like MommytoMarathon on Facebook (1entry)
-Like SPIbelt on Facebook (1 entry)
-Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link (3 entries)
-Donate to support CAPSA (this is the 5k I'm running) TODAY April 15, it's the last day of fund raising. (2 entries)

Giveaway ends April 29, 2011 at midnight MDT. Make sure your e-mail is visible either in your profile or somewhere in your comment so I contact you if you win.

Good luck all!


*SPIbelt provided me with the SPIband for review purposes and will provide the belt of choice to the giveaway winner.  I receieved no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own. http://spibelt.com/

99 comments:

  1. I would want either the Limited Edition Cancer Ribbon Belt or Water-Resistant SPIbelt. I also liked mommytomarathon and spibelt. I linked your giveway on my blog at http://lburbank.blogspot.com.

    I hope you do great at your race tomorrow. You will have to let me know how it goes and what did and didn't work for you. I have mine in 2 weeks in wellsville for child abuse then other in Smithfield for health days.

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  2. I posted your giveaway on my blog

    myfirst5k.wordpress.com

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  3. Visted SPIBelt and I want SPIbelt - Energy Belt

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  4. Added to my blog Giveaway list - http://runnermaybe.blogspot.com/

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  5. Tweeted the Giveaway (runnermaybe)

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  6. Hi! Liked you on Facebook! I already use spibelt, but would love to try the armband or energy belt.

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  7. Hi! Already like Spibelt, too!

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  8. I have a SpiBelt and LOVE it. I would love the dual one as well.
    Cara Dube

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  9. I Like MommytoMarathon on Facebook (1entry)

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  10. )I like SPIbelt on Facebook (1 entry)

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  11. I posted on my blog which is mainly accessed through FB.
    http://familytoybox.blogspot.com/2011/04/spibelt-giveaway.html

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Toy-Box/125494840836501

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  12. Blog Entry 2

    I posted on my blog which is mainly accessed through FB.
    http://familytoybox.blogspot.com/2011/04/spibelt-giveaway.html

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Toy-Box/125494840836501

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  13. I would like to win a black SpiBelt. :)

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  14. Blog entry 3

    I posted on my blog which is mainly accessed through FB.
    http://familytoybox.blogspot.com/2011/04/spibelt-giveaway.html

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Toy-Box/125494840836501

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  15. i follow your blog on google friend connect

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  16. I wanted to say I also like the arm ones too (SPIBANDS), didn't see that after original message. That is as long as it will still fit a large cellphone.

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  17. I love the SPIbelt - Energy Belt

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  18. I like MommytoMarathon to FB.

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  19. I like MommytoMarathon on FB

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  20. Oops...email is schiavonerg@yahoo.com

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  21. I'd like to win the Limited Edition Cancer Ribbon Belt, please.

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  22. I'd like to win the energy belt.

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  23. I'm a follower! I came from a link at triathlonbenchwarmer, and I'm liking your blog so far!

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  24. I like MommytoMarathon of facebook.

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  25. I like spibelt on facebook.

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  26. I really like the regular SPIbelt in hot pink w/ black zipper! Spiffy!!!

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  27. I liked Mommytomarathon on FB :) :)

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  28. I posted giveaway to my blog - my email address shd be on my blog somwhere but just in case here ya go:
    knuffkim@gmail.com

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  29. Holy smokanolies! This is awesome, look at all these comments. And yes, I recognize those pantalones, were they mine or have you had them forever? Love you, good luck in all you do!

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  30. I would like the special edition breast cancer spibelt! :)

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  31. My email address is Liz@cuterunningshirts.com :)

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  32. Hi! Definitely think I could try out the SPIband, as I normally carry my iPhone in my hand.

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  33. I didn't even know they had SPIbands! I still have my heart set on a pink SPIbelt though :)

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  34. Linked the giveaway to my blog :)
    http://climbrunliftmom.blogspot.com/

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  35. i linked back

    http://www.ericarunning30.com/2011/04/weekend-round-up-418.html

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  36. I would get the waterproof SPIbelt

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  37. I already like spibelt on facebook!

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  38. I think I'd like to try a spiband

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  39. I added the giveaway to my blog!

    http://runningwhat.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  40. I want the single pouch, black with red zipper

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  41. I posted this on my blog - http://dailyvitaminf.blogspot.com/2011/04/total-giveaway-tuesday-10.html

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  42. I would love to try one of the SPIbelts. I'm drawn to the Cancer Ribbon belt and the inner pocket belt. All of the belts look awesome, though. I didn't even know there were SPIbands until I read your review. Great idea!

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  43. I would like the energy belt!

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  44. I would like the Limited Edition Cancer Ribbon Belt

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  45. I "like" Mommy2Marathon on FB!

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  46. I would like the SPIbelt regular one in lime green colors.. maybe the black with lime green zipper.

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  47. I am now following you! So glad I found your blog!

    Check me out:

    http://craftyenglishteacher.blogpot.com

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  48. I "Like" SPIbelt on Facebook.

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  49. blogged your giveaway:

    http://craftyenglishteacher.blogspot.com/2011/04/check-out-this-giveaway-mommy-to.html

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  50. blogged your giveaway:

    http://craftyenglishteacher.blogspot.com/2011/04/check-out-this-giveaway-mommy-to.html

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  51. blogged your giveaway

    http://craftyenglishteacher.blogspot.com/2011/04/check-out-this-giveaway-mommy-to.html

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like the 26.2. :)

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  53. And I follow you. P.S., Google the Enell bra; it will change your life.

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  54. I'd like the 13.1 SPIbelt!
    No, the waterproof one, with race toggles!
    No, I'll stick with the 13.1 w/race toggles...
    :)

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  55. I think id go for the energy belt

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  56. I want the black one with toggles to hold my race bib.

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  57. I like Mommy To Marathon on Facebook.

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  58. I posted the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

    http://stacie615.blogspot.com/

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  59. I posted the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

    http://stacie615.blogspot.com/

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  60. I posted the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

    http://stacie615.blogspot.com/

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  61. 2nd I want the Water-Resistant SPIbelt.

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  62. I linked your giveway on my blog at http://lburbank.blogspot.com.

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