Pretty boring. Watched a million and one episodes of Giuliana and Bill yesterday. Saw some cool people. Solidified plans for New Years Eve, and I’M SO PUMPED. Love parties with these peeps. And I started packing for the move to California in January. That stopped about 30 minutes later after realizing there’s no point to start now because I need everything still…
Today’s a 9ish-miler. I’m thinking I’ll start building up my longer run a bit since the marathon is approaching. I’ll probably just do 9 today, though. Just—Ha. That’ll happen around 1 when it’s warmer out. The extra 3 degrees that the weather channel tells me it’ll be I deem worth the wait.
And now for something I’ve been loving these past few weeks.
BIC Bands for the Win
The wonderful people at BIC Bands sent me a few headbands to try out, and I must say I’ve been having quite the pleasant experience. I got the Thin Hip To Be Square headband and the Skinny Sparkle Black headband.
I don’t know about you people, but I have insane “wings,” as I call them. My hair is the curliest right on the sides of my face, and when I workout that shh gets cray. (It’s appropriate that they sent me the “Hip…” headband because I’m all up on the lingo these days).
In other words, I need some intense hair control. I usually opt for bobby pins and/or a headband, but headbands usually slide off several times during my runs, which is quite annoying. I’ve heard good things about BIC Bands, so I was really excited to give them a try!
I didn’t use anything but the band to keep my bangs and wings under control. My whole run it stayed in place, which pretty much NEVER happens with stretchy headbands. I’m definitely a fan now and highly recommend them. They’d make a great fitness gift or just gift in general for Christmas!
The underside is a felt material, which helps it stay in place. I think it also helps that the entire thing isn’t stretchy, just a section at the bottom. So, I’d say the combo of felt, the perfect amount of stretch, and magic is what keeps these babies in place.
Now I just need 5 more so I can have one for every day of the week. The only downside I can see to these headbands is they run a little more pricewise, ranging from $12-$15. Then again, if I would have bought a BIC Band instead of buying all the, more or less, defective headbands over the years, I probably would have saved money. They’re definitely worth every penny.
PLUS, according to the FAQ page, the B.I.C. Bands brand revolves around giving back and stands for “Because I Can.” Every month the company donates money from each band sale to a different charity, helping those that “Can’t.” Spending a few extra bucks on a foolproof headband while helping those in need? Ya, I’d say that’s money well spent.
Disclaimer: I was sent the BIC Bands for free to review. All opinions are my own.
Now that you’re probably sick of my face, I will bid you adieu. Farewell, friends! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a new favorite recipe with you so make sure to check back. Have a marvelous and not-so-manic Monday!
Have you ever tried BIC Bands? What did you think?
What’s the most exciting thing you did this past weekend?