Sunday, March 3, 2013

8 Miles & A Giveaway

* This giveaway is closed * 


Today was the longest run I have ever been on. I was supposed to do the long run yesterday according to the schedule but I did it today instead as I had much more time. I ran 8 miles and was aiming for a pace closer to 9 minutes but hey, I'll take it!

On the run I took with me a GU Energy Gel and my phone, in which I carried in my SPIbelt.

When I first heard about running belts and fanny packs that held all of your gels, keys, and phone I was very skeptical. I figured that they would bounce and be uncomfortable to wear while running. I honestly never thought that I really needed one because I always just carried my phone in my hand on my runs and wasn't using gels on my runs that were less than 6 miles.

Today was actually my first time using an energy gel and my first time running with the SPIbelt. If I didn't have the SPIbelt I would be running with my phone in one hand and a GU pack in the other which would get annoying.

The SPIbelt that I wore was the Original style and it fit perfectly. I put my phone and a GU pack in the pouch and took off for my run. The belt did not bounce, slide up on my waist, or feel heavy at all. I honestly hardly even noticed it was there!

When my Garmin hit mile 5 I stopped and had the GU gel. I had never had anything like it before so I wasn't sure what to expect. The consistency was really thick and gooey. I think that I would have liked to have something with a thinner consistency but the taste wasn't bad so that's a plus. 

I was feeling good the last couple of miles but was sure glad to finish. Once I got home I iced my legs as they were a little sore and then got ready to go and celebrate my grandpa's 76th birthday!

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge, however all opinions are my own.


SPIbelt has offered to give one lucky reader an Original SPIbelt! Please note that the color can not be guaranteed. To enter just do the following and leave a comment for each entry for 3 chances to win!

Mandatory: Either "Like" SPIbelt's Facebook page or follow them on Twitter (1 entry)
Optional: Like Truffles n' Treadmills on Facebook or follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
Optional: Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet "I want to win a @SPIBELT from @trufflesntread" (1 entry)

A winner will be chosen on Wednesday!


  1. I now follow Spibelt on Twitter!

  2. I also follow you on Twitter (@amycVT)

  3. ...and finally, I tweeted about the giveaway

  4. Your belt is cute! I was wondering how big it got. I follow them on twitter and I tweeted.

  5. Great job on your run! I use gu gels when I run long too. I'm not a fan of the consistency but I like the taste of most of them. I just take a sip of water after and it usually helps too. I liked Spibelt on facebook!

  6. I also liked your page on facebook. What a great giveaway, I need to figure out how to do some on my blog, they're so fun=)

  7. ....and I tweeted about the giveaway :)

  8. I like TnT on Facebook and follow you on Twitter :)

  9. I tweeted!

  10. I tweeted!

  11. I follow you on twitter. @leahbfrazier

  12. I follow and like SpiBelt on Twitter and facebook.

  13. I tweeted!

  14. I follow you on Twitter @Josh_Browning

  15. I follow Spibelt on Twitter and facebook.



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