I've attempted to go running with Trey a few times (because he actually enjoys running, what a strange man!), but my gym sack that contains all my diabetes junk (meter, glucose tabs, syringes, glucagon) bounces against my back and makes it even more uncomfortable to run than the impact. The only time I've ever had a successful run with all my diabetes junk is when I can stash them all in my windbreaker. But there's no way I can do that with temps in the upper 90s and heat indexes in the 100s.
Enter my SPIbelt!
|It's like a fanny pack, but cooler!
This SPIbelt (small personal items belt) contains my OneTouch mini meter, lancet, and strips vial (because putting the whole meter case in there was too bulky), a sleeve of glucose tabs, and of course my CGM. I'd like to be able to fit a few more things in there, like my glucagon or cell phone, but these are the essentials for running.
So yesterday morning I wanted to give this new accessory a try. Trey and I decided to get up for a morning run at 7 AM, when the humidity would only be stifling instead of unbearable. The belt did great! I could hear the zipper bouncing on the outside of the pack as we ran, but the pack wasn't bouncing against me--and that was the main goal. I already noticed that the pack works the best slightly off-center from my spine, so there's no gap between the pack and my body.
The run was fun, too. We only went 2.0 miles, which was enough for me as a run-hater. But I could slowly see myself getting into running, as long as as I have my SPIbelt and a running buddy. =)
Disclaimer: SPIbelt did not ask me to write about their product, nor did they provide any compensation. I had to buy this sucker myself, so all opinions are my own.