Saturday, August 7, 2010

My new headpack!

Tuesday I ordered a waist pack from Amazon. It's basically a very small pouch that buckles around my waist. I'll use it while I'm running. It arrived yesterday, and it's pretty cool. In this photo it's holding my phone, a couple of keys, a Starbucks card (for my weekend Starbucks runs!), and a package of Clif Shot Bloks, my energy food of choice for longer runs. On the strap is a little tag where I can write all my identifying information in case a mob of angry running shoe salesmen attack me and leave me laying in the street.


I was pretty excited to order it, and I ended up having this conversation on Twitter:
cbethblog: I ordered a little waistpack for running...for my phone, keys, ID, etc. Excited!

shankrabbit: "Either" "Eyether" "Waist Pack" "Fanny Pack" - let's call the whole thing off.

cbethblog: NOT a fanny pack! #okayitsaSMALLfannypack

showmyface: It depends on how @cbethblog wears it. Back = fanny pack. Front = waist pack.

cbethblog: I'm actually planning to wear it on my forehead. Sweat band & ID/phone carrier all in one. Plus it'll look AWESOME.

shankrabbit: Pics or it didn't happen. :)

Well, asked for it!


(Despite all the America's Next Top Model I've watched, my "sexy face" is SO un-sexy.)

Pretty awesome, huh? I bet my bare feet will get fewer stares with this bad boy strapped to my forehead! I may set a new trend!

And, uh, if I decide that the "head pack" is a little too heavy, too hot, or too fantastically dorky, well then, I suppose it still works well as a waist pack too. (Imagine I'm in running clothes for this photo.)


I'm all set with my waist/fanny/headpack! Rabid shoe salesmen, catch me if you can!


Call Me Cate said...

Awesome. You delivered as promised!

Your post made me think though - I'm sure with all the reading you've been doing about running for the last months, you've undoubtedly come across Still, I thought I'd mention them. They run specials sometimes for really inexpensive ids. They're nice products though. I have one that velcros to my shoe but I guess that wouldn't work so well for you.

Tres chic, running headband. It will certainly distract from your bare toes.

forever folding laundry said...

Has Tyra taught you nothing? Smize...SMIZE!!! :)

Actually, if the "waist pack" holds an iPhone, I'm sold!


Mellodee said...

Very....uuhhhn.... innovative, I guess. :)

Traci said...

hahahahaha I laughed so hard with those pictures!! I kept trying to picture that big thing on your head! hahaha I'm still laughing.

SurvivorBlessing said...


Unknown said...

You know...I think Cate is right. The new headgear may distract people from your bare feet! Love it--I see a trend starting...and people putting flashlights on those you can go barefoot running with your headpack in the dark and see where not to step. ;-)

Vixbil said...

It gets worse, over here we call it a bum bag!!

christine said...

but it's a very small bum bag!!! I have a small purse that's designed to fit round the ankle, but it's probably highly unsuitable for running with!

ShankRabbit said...


Fabulous pictures and it made me laugh so hard.

I think we have a new trend on our hands - and now I need to go pick one up and strap it to my head.

Thanks for the pictures!

Heidi said...

With the plate in the background it kind of looks like you're wearing a one-eared Mickey Mouse hat ;)

Eternal Lizdom said...

Personally, I love your sexy ANTM face!!

Have to admit, it never ever crossed my mind to strap my running belt to my head.