I've really been enjoying running with my friends lately. We just meet up and go, and without having to stay on top of our mileage for training, we get to simply run. No stress, no pushing it - and I'm loving it. I even got to run with Andi and Brian on Sunday morning, which normally doesn't happen because they are a lot faster than me. But they slowed down, I sped up, and boom - we ran 3.66 miles together (that's another way you know I'm not training, because usually I'd make sure to get a more rounded number (like 3.75) so I could compare my pace and time). Running for fun. I could get used to this!
I have a nifty product to share with you - it's called the Running Buddy Buddy Pouch, and I am loving it for a couple of reasons: one, it is big enough to hold my iPhone 6 (my old iPhone 4 could fit into the little zippered pocket in the back of my running capris, but the new phone wouldn't); and two, it's a pouch but it doesn't have a waist strap! I loathe having any kind of fuel belt or the like that goes around my waist when I'm running, yet I like having the option to carry my phone with me. I saw this product on Facebook and I decided to order one - and I'm glad I did!
Nice butt shot...this is where I like to wear the Buddy Pouch.
The pouch has a flap that goes over your waistband - you can put it in the front of your waistband or at the small of your back (which is where I prefer to wear it). It's held in place with two super-strong magnets, and there's enough room for the iPhone, plus a key, a couple of GU's, and some money...nothing too bulky, but it can hold enough for a longish run - plus it seems to be water/sweat-proof (I'll probably put my phone in a plastic bag during longer runs, just to be safe). It doesn't bounce, and I don't notice it at all once I start running. The only thing it does is make my shirt ride up a little, like in the picture, but I'm not showing any skin, so that's OK with me. I ordered mine from Amazon - they have a lot of different sizes available. I paid around $22 for this, and I am really happy to have an alternative to a belt system, so I wanted to share my find with you.