SPIbelt Ambassador (and a Discount Code For YOU!)

I only ever promote races and products that I legit like and use and I’ve been a liker and a user of SPIbelt products since I began running seriously a couple of years ago. I wrote a review about it a while ago, too.

Anyway, I’m super happy to share with you I’ve been chosen as a SPIbelt ambassador (<–my little bio 😀 )!!

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What’s a SPIbelt? Think of it like a fanny pack for walking/running/hiking, lol! But really though, it’s a small belt that holds stuff. When I race, I like my hands free so I carry my fuel and salt tabs in my SPIbelt. When I’m running alone during training, it holds my keys and phone.

SPIbelt offers different sizes and also has a special belt for diabetics (which I think is really neat). They offer a SPIband for your arm and even have a SPIleash! Beyond running, it’s good for travel, Disneyland, or even gym-ing (you know, when you’re working out but want your phone on you 😉 )

I’m not one to sign up for any ambassadorship that comes my way, but when I saw the opening for SPIbelt, I decided to drop my name in the hat. I hoped that if I was chosen, I’d have something to share with you besides my opinions on the product, lol. Sure enough, I’ve been given my own little code: Helly2017 You can use that bad boy to get 15% off your purchase.

Enjoy your weekend and maybe splurge on yourself with a SPIbelt 😉

❤ , helly

–Do you own a SPIbelt? What do you usually carry in it?

–Where do you put your stuff when you run?

–Oh, yeah! I almost forgot to share. The first time I had an Exercise Induced Allergic Reaction, I happened to have my phone in my SPIbelt. Thank goodness because I was able to call my husband! I wrote about that here.

 

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Nick’s Run Ambassador

One of my goals for 2016 is to run more local races. I’m very lucky to live in an active community and there are no shortages of races and events to participate in.

When I began searching for local races to fill up my calendar with, I came across Nick’s Run and was immediately intrigued. I like running locally because most often the race is benefiting an organization or charity and that really adds to the meaning of running the race. I feel like my money is going towards me and someone else.

Nick’s Run was started because of a boy who was seriously injured in a hockey accident. Nick was 16 and doing something he loved, never thinking that it would someday risk his entire life.

He fought hard to recover and when he did, he didn’t let the near death experience keep him from his sport, and he returned to the hockey rink unafraid.

What bravery! I’m not sure that at 16 I would’ve had the strength to go back to something that almost cost me my life. At 31, I’m not sure I would!

Nick’s Run helps support Angels for Athletes, a non-profit organization aimed at getting children and teens more involved and active in recreational and competitive sports. As a mom of two toddlers and high school teachers, wanting my kids and students to get involved is always something I strive to encourage them to do.

Being an ambassador for this race is helping me do that on a larger scale and I’m so excited and grateful, as I’ve never been the sole ambassador for race before. I never knew where this blog would take me when I first started, but I’m surely glad it’s given me a platform where I can give back to my community. ❤

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If you’re interested in participating in Nick’s Run February 21st, use HELLY5 for $5 off the 5k, 10k, or Double Challenge. A Kids’ Run is also offered at $5 (discount does not apply). 

-Do you like running local races? Is there one in your town you really like?

 

 

A Part Of Something New

While on vacation this past weekend, I got some good news via e-mail.

A few months ago, I applied to become an Athleta Esprit de She ambassador. This women’s community is connected to my gym–Lifetime Fitness and I’d see ads about races and events every time I went. I saw one last year for a 10k and wanted to sign up but I was pregnant (for what felt like eternity lol!)

I was reminded about that same 10k in January during one of my gym visits and immediately signed up when I got home. As I was filling out the entry, I saw on the website they had an ambassadorship program and I jumped at the chance.

And I was chosen!

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I have loved being a part of athletic communities, especially ones made for and by women. No offense dudes, I like hanging out with you too but there’s something empowering about a whole bunch of girls working hard towards a goal who like doing the same things you do. Who are working moms, stay at home moms, wives, sisters, who have a busy life yet do whatever they can to make sure they take time out for themselves. It’s just awesome to see.

The Esprit de She event series consists of 5Ks, 10Ks, triathlons, duathlons, and cycle tours. I’ve always wanted to do a tri but am not the best swimmer in the world. The duathlon that Esprit de She puts on is absolutely perfect: a 1.5 mile run followed by a 12.4 mile bike ride followed by a 1.69 mile run.

I won’t be able to do it this year because of the Canyon but it’s on the top of my list for next. (I did sign up for the series 1ok in October though.)

Another one of the reasons I love this community is that its official charity partner is Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a youth development program geared at girls 3rd through 8th grade. It’s focused on building confidence through physical activity with the goal of preparing girls mentally, emotionally, and physically to finish a 5k put on just for them. It’s something I’ve wanted to become a part of and am much looking forward to.

You don’t have to be an ambassador to participate in Girls on the Run. Check out their website for details on how you can become a part of something awesomely inspiring.

While you’re surfing the web, check out dates for Esprit de She events near you! (U.S. only) If there’s an event you’re interested in, type in the code EDS68. Unfortunately, there’s no discount involved–EdS events are pretty reasonably priced though–but it does help track referrals).

Happy Friday Eve!!

–Are you a part of a running or athletic community?

–Have you ever done a triathlon or duathlon? 

Don’t forget that the Shwings giveaway is happening right now! Go here for the chance to score a free pair 🙂

My shiny silver Shwings :)

My shiny silver Shwings 🙂