Sup guys? SLS Tri is a company that makes running and triathlon gear. They sent me their new 2 pocket running belt to review, but I had to wait until I could dig myself out from this crazy DC snow before I could get out and review it. My old Spibelt went missing, so I was happy to try out a different fitness belt. This belt has two pockets, just as the name implies (duh). This is nice because with my other running belts, I am always worried that anything else I have in the pouch can fall out when I’m taking my phone in/out to change music or whatever. This way, the phone goes into one pocket and everything else in the other pocket.
It’s really nice to have a water-resistant belt, especially one that is also thin and lightweight. The fabric just feels like nylon/spandex on the outside while it’s rubberized on the inside; there’s no crunchy-plastic noise at all. The zippers are even rubberized to keep water out.
Here is what the SLS3 belt looks like on with my phone in one pocket. As you can see, the phone lays flat. I had it on top of my shirt for the picture, but I usually wear the belt on top of my pants with my shirt covering it. (Yeah, this means I hike up my pants. It’s called being an old lady). I had a key and money in the other pocket, and obviously the key will bulge a bit but it stayed snug without bouncing around. The wide elastic helps it stay put.
As you can see, it perfectly fits my iPhone 6 with a thin case on it. The 6plus would be too large though. I really like this size because I can carry just enough stuff during a race with minimal bulkiness. Just the phone, ID and beer money, key fob, and tissues. My only complaint is that the zipper pull tabs seem too small. I have small hands yet I fumbled with the tiny zipper pulls.
I took it outside for a spin during some light snow here in DC and the phone stayed dry and cozy even though I had to leave the zipper open a crack for my headphones. I also used it again a few days later in Charleston where it was much warmer. It barely took up any room in my luggage – just roll it up and shove it in your sneaker.
The blue, purple, and lime SLS3 run belts are on a limited-time sale for only $12.90 on Amazon, so if you’ve been wanting to try a nice, high quality fitness belt go check it out.
The first month of my kickstart has been rolling along well so far. Last week, I exercised 5 days and stayed in my eating goals. I’m halfway through this week and my meal plans are still going strong. I’ve got a 5 mile run this weekend in prep for my Disney Princess 10k next month. I just want to make it to the finish line. Just gotta keep chugging along.
When my husband was home over January break, I decided to try out the meal delivery service, Blue Apron. There are a million blog reviews of Blue Apron out there and almost all of them sponsored. I’m letting you know that this is completely non-sponsored and doesn’t even contain affiliate links.
It’s 2016, we have a fresh start, and I filled in my new agenda. In the words of every youtube-er: “Let’s get started!”
Where have I been lately? My most recent new place visited was Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is the land of CHEESE. What the heck is a mozzarella whip?
I’m not traveling for work anymore, just back and forth to Dallas to see my dude and family here and there.
I’m not happy with how 2015 ended. Moving to a new city was exciting, but everything health-related took a dive. I spent August preparing to move. September I was in my new apartment, new city, with my spouse in a completely different state. I was depressed all the time. It’s not as depressing anymore, but after 4 months I’m still trying to create a routine and feel normal. I’m on a plane every two weeks, so I’ve been eating like crap for 4 months. I also don’t have a gym membership at all. The result? I gained weight to the point where my clothes are too tight. I did a round of Crossfit (via Groupon) in November and I really liked it, but it’s just too expensive to keep going. One of the problems with now being DC is that gyms and fitness classes are much more expensive.
Running Update – I was trying to recover from a knee injury all year long. Then I got ankle tendonitis and now I’m trying to heal from that! When I was able to run after my tendonitis, in late November, I felt like I was started from zero, like I had never run before. My stamina is shot, and I’m slow as hell. If I go too fast, I start to feel ankle and knee pain so I’m trying to focus on just getting in distance. It’s discouraging though. Next on deck is the Disney 10k in February. I’m worried that I won’t enjoy myself. I want to be able to enjoy running again.
And here I am in Washington, DC with very few friends, living alone, and feeling fat. I want to get back to the point where I crave healthy foods, and when I enjoyed exercising. I’d welcome any suggestions on how to get inspired again.