Being weighed down with a bunch of things during a run is no one's idea of fun. But when you are hitting the pavement (or a trail), there are some essentials everyone needs to carry for safety and convenience. In this week's blog, we take a look at the Belt Attachment from Armpocket that converts your armband into a belt!
If you're anything like me, you'll need your car/house key, phone, money, ID, and maybe a snack to power through the last few miles.
When I first started running (well, jog/walking if I'm gonna be honest), I would carry my keys in my hand or tied to my shoe. My phone would go in my other hand or pocket and everything else would begrudgingly be left behind.
I remember the first time I went out and didn't need to bring a key. This is also the day I forgot my phone. I was mad, but I was free! I never realized how the things I needed to be safe also made me feel tied down.
This led me to a search for something to carry what I needed during my runs. I was faced with two options: Armbands or Belts for Running. Both of these options offered what I needed, but it felt limiting to be forced to choose.
Those of us who workout and run outside are really in need of a way to carry what we, well, need. You can't go without your phone for both music and safety reasons. Of course, you need your house and/or car keys. Then there are snacks, water, money, ID's, and more depending on the person. I even have runner friends who need to carry inhalers while they are working out.
Additionally, you've probably seen people wearing armbands or fitness belts at the gym. They're pretty popular with weightlifters, circuit trainers, and on cardio machines. If your gym is anything like mine, you need a key card to get in and out of the locker room. And most people need something to carry their phones and listen to their music.
I don't know about you, but I can't...and I mean CAN'T workout or run without my music. You might use wireless headphones, although I am still a wired headphones kinda guy, either way...the music is what keeps most of us motivated to hit our next goal.
No matter how you slice it, there are things you NEED while you workout and that's what led me to look into running armbands and belts.
But why should I have to choose? Some days I might want to use an armband and some days I might want a belt. However, why should I have to spend money on both?
Running gear, at least good running gear, is expensive. However, good gear is worth every penny spent. I have used everything from cheap shoes to "bargain" armbands and I am here to tell you that the cost is not worth the hassle that comes with inexpensive gear. With that said, did I really want to spend over $100 to get both an armband and a running belt?
No! There had to be a better way.
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to fitness. You want your yoga pants to double as outdoor wear. You want your fitness tracker to double as a watch. So, tell me why you wouldn't want your armband to double as a running belt?
Armpocket came up with the perfect solution for every situation. Take your Armpocket Armband and attach an Armpocket Belt Attachment...now your armband is a running belt.
Wait...what? Trust me...it works!
With an Armpocket Armband and Belt Attachment, you can switch from arm to waist and back again in no time at all. What could be better?
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