You may have noticed something in nearly all of my race pictures since April – a new armband.
I don’t run with music, but I do run with my cell phone on 99% of my runs and races. Why? Because I feel safer plus I am often running while my kids are at school and I need to be reachable if I’m needed. I tried several different armbands, but I found that they either wouldn’t stay tight enough or they pinched or were just plain uncomfortable.
I happened upon the iFitness booth at the expo for the National Marathon this past spring. I’d been interested in buying one of their armbands, but hadn’t because I was worried I’d have just one more armband that wouldn’t work. I tried it on and liked it.
I’ve now run a half marathon, two 10ks, some shorter races, and a bazillion training runs while wearing it. And I have to say, it ROCKS.
- It’s comfortable. Seriously – no chafing even on long, wet (or sweaty) runs.
- It holds a ton. Usually I have my iphone, an ID, some money, and my key all stuffed in there. I’ve even added a couple of gels with no problem.
- It’s easy to get on.
- It STAYS on, right where I put it.
The only negative is that it’s not waterproof. I found this out the hard way when I sweated through it. Thankfully, my iphone wasn’t harmed and now I just put my phone in a ziploc bag before putting it in the armband. Problem solved.