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Review: A phone band that works

Note: I received this to try via Tomoson.com no other compensation was provided. These options reflect my own expereinces.

I have had the hardest time finding a holder for my phone that fits around my arm. I have bigger arms in particular

A perfect fit for my Windows Phone
A perfect fit for my Windows Phone
so they tend to either cut me off, or just in general are not a good fit. On top of this with a Windows Phone you have to find something that fits another phone that will work.

I got the chance to try the i2 band which is for Iphones. A lot of Iphone products work for Windows phone, but I still was skeptical.

What I like about this is it fits well on the arm without feeling like its cutting me off. It does not bounce which has been a challenge for me for some phones. There is also a place that you can stash a credit card (if you throw it behind the phone. It kept my phone cozy and safe while I run. There is also reflective material which makes it good for the dark rain. Also, its really good for my bike time. It stays put and does not move.

The only downside I have and for me this is a big one, is the key holder. The key holder is smaller then you would ever expect and does not fit any of my keys which means I am still keeping my keys on me when I run. But in the long run it still does not keep it from being a good answer to the need of a good phone holder.

This is a great option for runners who are looking for a good fit to keep their phone safe.

You may check it out here Best Running Armband

Feburary Interactive Fitness Challenge: #IceBikeIt @pdxgym

Allright. I have been a little swamped and overwhelmed with some things as of late and I have not had time to post it.

This challenge starts February 15th 2015. We are set up to participate.

Because of my Seattle Humane Society fundraiser work, I am not going to be fundraising on this one actively. But I am available to help and answer questions. Also, if you are interested in a group t-shirt order. Please leave me a message here and I can do one for you. I will be riding as always.

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#Runchat #runpdx- Girlfriends Half Marathon Price increase Feb. 1

I really wish I could do this race, as its one of my favorite races every year to do. But for the last two years there has been issues in the middle of October that have prevented me from running it. (That and this year I will just not be able to afford every race I want to do.)

This is also where my 1/2 PR is.

Anyhow, check out the email I received. If you are looking for an amazing event to start a running journey on, I can not say enough good things about this. It will take place Sunday October 11th in Vancouver Washington.
The 9th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure is a Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) designed specifically for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women’s cause.

We started this event to honor and support one of our BFFs, Joleen Skarberg, who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and continues to run it every year with her daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and girlfriends! Watch for her – she’ll be wearing #1!

About half the gals run, half walk and many do a combination of running and walking. It doesn’t matter how you get to the finish line, as long as you get there! 🙂

So tell all your girlfriends, recruit & inspire them and together have fun and help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research, Care, Treatment & a Cure. This Half and Quarter Marathon walking and running event is designed specifically for women including awesome women’s technical shirts, cool medals, chocolate, massage and firemen waiting for you at the finish line! It’s a fabulous Girl’s weekend plus the more people who participate, the more money we can raise!
Event details and schedule

General Event Details:

Date: 10/11/2015

Time: 9:00am sharp – Please show up at 8:30 at the latest to get organized and ensure we start on time.

Description: The Girlfriends Run for a Cure has raised nearly $350,000 over the last 8 years!

The 9th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure is a Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) designed specifically for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women’s cause.

We started this event to honor and support one of our BFFs, Joleen Skarberg, who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and continues to run it every year with her daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and girlfriends! Watch for her – she’ll be wearing #1!

About half the gals run, half walk and many do a combination of running and walking. It doesn’t matter how you get to the finish line, as long as you get there! 🙂

Tell all your girlfriends about this event so you can all have fun together. Plus the more people who participate, the more money we can raise for Breast Cancer Research, Care & Treatment.

How do you describe your best girlfriend? You love to hang with her – no matter what you’re doing. You can tell her anything without judgment. She inspires you to do and be better. She lifts you up and empowers you. She helps you to see the bright side when you’re going through a tough time. You can laugh and cry and sometimes just do nothing with her. So who is your best girlfriend? Is it your mom, your sis, your daughter, someone you’ve known for years or someone you just met recently? One thing is consistent – it’s someone you connect with on a deep level, a soul sister. And bottom line – when girlfriends get together they can accomplish anything! There’s nothing better, more beautiful than a bunch of strong, powerful, passionate women on a mission! And that’s why collectively, as a group of determined gals, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Plus when you cross the finish line, you can’t imagine how that positively impacts YOUR entire life. The sense of accomplishment you will feel is unbelievable and it will provide you with the strength and confidence to conquer anything in your life. So – “Go Girlfriend Go Girlfriend Go!”

Registration Details: Girlfriends Half Marathon