One of the things I was struggling with in training for my run (WHICH IS IN 23 DAYS!!) was how in the hell I’m going to carry all of my necessary diabetes supplies. For a run on any given day, I’m usually carrying a meter, strips, sugar, lancing device, and cellphone (I don’t take insulin with me as I’m generally only gone about an hour). It’s a lot, especially for someone who didn’t even carry a purse before I got diagnosed. Needless to say, I hate carrying extra shit around and I hate things bouncing in pockets even more.
I bought a Tummitote from TallyGear, and although it’s a great product it just didn’t work for me. I’m not sure if I bought it too big or if the material was just too slippy, but it ended up hanging really loose around my waist and driving me nuts. Lots of bouncing…not cool. So I’d been trying to search for different options.
Going back to mine and the boyfriend’s trip to Alberta and Edmonton, I found my solution!! And it came in the most unexpected way.
I was in Lulu Lemon buying my sister her birthday present. Ordinarily, when shopping for workout clothes, I usually make it a point to avoid going there (for everyone who doesn’t know, it’s a store that specializes in yoga and workout gear). They have really nice stuff but it is RIDICULOUSLY expensive and I can’t bring myself to spend that much money on their product. Or so I thought.
Anyways, I was browsing through their stuff waiting for my sister to decide on what she wanted when I discovered this:
Yes, that’s a sports bra with POCKETS!!!! POCKETS!!!
I grabbed one and immediately ran to the change room to test it out. In went the meter, strips, lancer, tube of dex and my cellphone. Cue lots of jumping and fake running and putting on my shirt to show my sister and boyfriend my lumpy boobs…needless to say it was a pretty good time! Everything fit and held nice and snug with no bouncing around, and aside from the aforementioned lumpy boobs everything was perfect! So I paid the exorbitant price and I was on my way!
On another note, you know you have diabetes when you get this excited over something with pockets…true story.
I’ve used it for a few runs and I absolutely love it!! It keeps everything together and compartmentalized (a tube of dex fits nicely in a small pocket in the cleavage!) and there is absolutely no bouncing around. And because there’s a barrier between your skin and the items, sweat isn’t as big of an issue. It’s made going out for runs a whole lot easier and much more convenient. It’s been a fantastic investment! And if the bra fits…
Buy it in every colour! Thanks Lulu!
*I was not asked to provide a review. I just bought a product that I love and wanted to share it with all of you!!