Thursday, September 27th, 2012 | Posted under Health + Fitness
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I was having a difficult time carrying around my various must-haves while running. When I run, I need: my iPhone (for music, my running app, and in case of emergency), GU or some kind of low blood sugar treatment, and keys. Because I’d like to get back into my apartment building when I’m done.
I had been using a SPIbelt for awhile, but had difficult keep all three items tucked away inside it. Mostly because the combination of all three items made it a heavy, awkward shape and I was always messing around with it if I wanted to change songs.
I asked around to see what other people did and I got quite a few suggestions. The one that I had been considering the most is an armband to hold my iPhone, while continuing to use the SPIbelt for the keys and GU. I ordered a Tuneband off Amazon and it arrived earlier this week.
I’ve gone out twice with it, and so far, I like it. It’s a tiny bit awkward wearing something on my arm, but so far it has not slid while pumping my arms. The main issue I have is the headphone cord, which seems to go flying everywhere. To get the cord where it isn’t slapping me, I have to rotate the phone so that it sits on my tricep. It’s actually something the Tuneband recommends in its material. Turns out, it works! The only problem is then it’s harder to reach around to look at the screen or change songs, although it is much easier than when it was in my SPIbelt.
Having an armband is definitely a great decision. The SPIbelt is much more comfortable on my waist now that it has just a couple of light things inside. I’m sure I’ll get used to the armband and figure out how to use it so it suits me. I do see a lot of people using them and I’m hoping it motivates me to work out even more now that I know I won’t be uncomfortable when I’m out. And that I’ll be safe with my phone!
Do you use an armband to work out? What’s your favorite workout app?
Weight: Almost a pound lost this week! I’m down .8, for an overall loss of 3 lbs in five weeks. Woot! I’ve also noticed that I’m feeling a lot less bloated lately, which is also nice.
Blood sugar: Blood sugar average dropped over 10 mg/dl! Of course, some of that was due to a few lows this week from my running. It was kind of surprising, because I don’t usually go that low, but I had two back-to-back lows on Sunday.