I am back in Boston after being in one of my favorite places in the world over the past few days: Cape Cod. I was there with my family and was able to have a mix of work and play down there.
I’ll describe the play in photos:
Taking my sister and her husband’s dog Rio on walks. Really, he went on strike and laid down on the grass whenever he got tired.
Spending time on the water.
Enjoying some beautiful sunsets.
I even managed to go on a couple of runs, although I am finding it challenging to stick to my training schedule in this summer heat! Anyone else agree? I also cut back on my runs this week (lower mileage and no speed work) given my upcoming trail race on Saturday, the North Face Endurance Challenge just north of Toronto. This will be my first trail race and, to be honest, I haven’t sufficiently trained on trails but am looking forward to the experience. Stay tuned for another post on the outcome!
I will be carrying my fuel (GU and Honeystingers) and salt tablets with me on Saturday with a SPIbelt. Carrying gear can be a hassle, but I’ve found it to be easy when using a SPIbelt. The belt can be used for runs, walks, and hikes too! I love the way the near-weightless belt fits around my waist; the adjustable strap can fit all sizes but never seems to ride up or down. I like to wear the pouch on the small of my back, but this requires some adjusting when you need to grab something mid-run- this hasn’t been an issue so far! The original SPIbelt comes in many different colors and patterns; I have used the stars and stripes belt a lot this summer. Also note that the SPIbelt is not waterproof, so if you carry electronics I would recommend putting them in a plastic bag.
Sometimes going beltless is the best option- but when you do need to carry fuel/phone/keys with you, I haven’t tried a better product than SPIbelt.
I have teamed up with SPIbelt to give away one original belt to a lucky reader- color of your choice!
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment letting me know one of the following: 1) your favorite fuel choice during a race/long run, 2) your favorite local getaway, 3) one thing you are looking forward to this weekend, OR 4) anything else you want to say!
Giveaway ends Friday! Good luck :)