Over the last year I have been dealing with health issues related to running, or so I thought. I would run long distances and would come home and the pain would hit. I would curl up on my bathroom floor and hold my stomach for hours on end. I tried to self diagnose for many months, thinking I ate too soon or not soon enough, I was dehydrated, etc. I couldn’t figure it out so it drove me to the one place I can’t stand the most, the Doctors. The diagnosis: Celiac Disease. I took quite a few months off (6 in total!) from running (I was afraid of the pain and had a brilliant idea that I should finally listen to my body), and just recently started easing back in to it. Running was something I didn’t expect to fall in love with (after all, I’m a basketball player, not a runner). The SPIbelts have made my comeback seamless. Being able to carry my runnings goos to coat my stomach in the middle of a run or being able to have water along my way to stay hydrated have eased my fear and am able to be completely prepared to avoid tummy issues altogether.
Other things I carry in my SPIbelts:
-If you run in shorts, instead of carrying your keys in your pocket, avoid the bounce by throwing them into your belt
-If you’re like me and like to grab your latte (or you lucky ones, a BAGEL) on your way home, you can throw in your cash or debit card
-My nose runs, a lot, so its helpful to have kleenex while I’m out there!
-Anyone else’s lips get chapped? Throw in your chapstick to keep them moist on your longer runs
All photos taken by 4MilesMedia
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This post is sponsored by SPIbelt