Race Essentials You’ll Fall In Love With & #FitleticLove Giveaway!

This Saturday I will be running the Cupid Chase 5k, my first race of 2016!  I ran it for the first time last year and while it was freezing cold and the conditions were not favorable, I signed up again with hopes that this mild winter would promise a nicer race day this year. 

Apparently though, that was just wishful thinking as the forecast now says that there will be a HIGH of 2 degrees with a LOW of -7.  That’s literally the nature of Central New York though- sunny and 60 one day then snowing and below zero the next. 

Since it’s a Valentine’s Day themed race, I plan to dress festive- lots of pink head to toe including my new race essentials from Fitletic

Race Essentials You'll Fall In Love With #FitleticLove TheFitFoodieMama.com

Disclosure: I received products in exchange for a review but as always, all opinions are my own.

I was introduced to Fitletic products at the end of last year when I tried out and reviewed their Fully Loaded Hydration Belt.  It’s great for carrying #allthethings that you need while on the run- phone, gels, chap stick and of course, water.  I was really impressed by all that it had to offer including race bib toggles and the no slip grippers on the inside.  

So when they asked me to give their HydraPalm water bottle with phone case a try as well as their Race II Bib Number Belt, I was obviously interested in giving them a try too! 

Upon receiving them, my first thought was that all the awesome features from the Fully Loaded Hydration Belt were included in the design of each of these products. 

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For instance, the HydraPalm has a TON of room for storage just like the hydration belt except that it’s not worn around your waist, it’s carried in your hand! 

The nice thing being that if you’re not a fan of things around your waist or are going out on a quick run, this handheld is the perfect solution.

Check out all the features it includes: 


Must Have for Runners- Fitletic Hydrapalm #FitleticLove

One of my favorite features of the Fully Loaded Hydration Belt are the bib race toggles.  I HATE having to fool around with pins at the race.  I either always lose a pin before I can secure my bib or I pin it to my shirt totally crooked.  Usually this ends up with me looking like a fool as I frolic toward the finish- crooked bib, ugly running face and all. 

What’s nice about Filetic’s Race Number Belt is that it not only includes a fool proof way to attach your bib but it also has loops for things like gels or lip balm! 

race bib II 2

The other added bonus I love is the high visibility reflectors which is perfect for night races like Ragnar! 

My next Ragnar likely won’t be until the fall again but I will most definitely be rocking the HydraPalm and Race Bib Belt (along with gloves, a parka and snow suit) at my race this weekend.  Not only will I be pretty in pink but I will also be prepared- no need to remember safety pins or figure out what in the world to do with my keys! 

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Want the chance to try the HydraPalm and Race II Belt? You’re in luck! Fitletic is feeling the love and has offered to giveaway BOTH the HydraPalm, Race II Bib Number Belt and a Fitletic Shirt to one lucky winner.  Think of it as their Valentine’s Day gift to you! :) 

@Fitletic HydraPalm and Race Bib Belt Giveaway


Enter for your chance to win using the rafflecopter below: 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply February 10, 2016

I have a half marathon this weeeeeekend.
and I need that.
(((entered))) for next time :-)

    Reply February 10, 2016

    Yes! Next time :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply February 10, 2016

Oh I so need that water bottle - it would solve everything. Currently I am running without water and just stuffing everything down my bra.

    Reply February 10, 2016

    Oh man that doesn't sound comfortable!

Autumn @AutumnPTW
Reply February 10, 2016

Ohhhh so cool! Great accessory, They thought of everything. Thanks for sharing and hosting!
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    Reply February 10, 2016

    Thanks for linking up :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 10, 2016

Holy smokies! I can't believe you are running a race in that kind of cold!!! You are much braver than I am! Curious to hear about it Monday and what it's like to run in all that gear.
Great review! I still need a pouch for my 6+! Thanks for the linkup and giveaway.

    Reply February 10, 2016

    I just got the email that they canceled the race- apparently it was too cold to be "safe" haha! Oh well...I'll happily still use my handheld on the mill :P

Kimberly G
Reply February 10, 2016

I'm a big fan of this company. Thanks for posting this giveaway!

    Reply February 10, 2016

    Thanks for entering- good luck! :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply February 10, 2016

My problem? I don't like sloshing. I guess that it isn't that big of a problem when the liquid is frozen, though :D

    Reply February 10, 2016

    Haha truth.

Lori @ TheHealthMinded.com
Reply February 10, 2016

Used to be a runner, but have a bum knee. But I love the gear! Maybe if I get the gear, I can look the part! Ha! Adorable post title!

    Reply February 10, 2016

    You could totally still rock the runner look! :)

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply February 10, 2016

Love all the pink! That handheld bottle looks so interesting, I really hate carrying my phone in my hand and my LG G3 is so big I struggle with finding cases that fit. These both look like really great products!
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    Reply February 10, 2016

    There was actually room in there even with my 6 so it would fit your phone, I'm assuming. I really like it and it didn't bother me at all to run with!

Reply February 10, 2016

I cannot imagine running a race in those conditions!!!! You are awesome! And I love all the pink!

    Reply February 10, 2016

    They just canceled :( but I was totally going to do it, hahaha!

Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Reply February 10, 2016

Wow that's cold weather for a race! East coasters are so tough when it comes to weather compared to West Coasters. Good luck on your race!

    Reply February 10, 2016

    Well apparently it's too cold because they just canceled but I was totally up for it!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply February 10, 2016

It is going to be crazy cold this weekend here too! Love all the pink. I like that hand held water bottle with the storage but it might freeze right in your hand! Thanks for the link up
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    Reply February 10, 2016

    It is a really nice hand held!

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply February 10, 2016

I love carrying hand held water bottles (not so good with things around my waist). This one is cute and I love that it will hold a phone. Does it hold the big iphone?
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    Reply February 10, 2016

    Sure does! :)

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply February 10, 2016

I've never seen a handheld bottle that carries a phone too. That's handy plus I would LOVE something to hold my race bibs.

    Reply February 10, 2016

    It is handy- literally and figuratively! I really like it, it is my new go-to running essential!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply February 10, 2016

This hand held water bottle with storage is genius!!

    Reply February 10, 2016

    It really is!

Crystal Renaud
Reply February 10, 2016

I like that race belt!!! I like how the bib attached to it. That color is great too. Enjoy your race! Hope you don't freeze girl!
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    Reply February 10, 2016

    The race belt is a really nice alternative to pinning! And thanks but they just canceled...apparently too cold to be "safe" :(

Rebecca Jo
Reply February 10, 2016

OHHH - i'm all about a handheld water bottle that can take care of a lot... never seen one that holds the phone too!

    Reply February 10, 2016

    It is such a great handheld- can hold so much but it doesn't feel heavy!

Jen @ SprinklesHikes.com
Reply February 10, 2016

Loving that bottle and all the cool features! I've been wanting to get one for a while, but I haven't seen this brand before!

    Reply February 10, 2016

    Definitely check this one out- I love it!

Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply February 10, 2016

Oh wow, I love the idea of a water bottle AND a phone case, that's awesome.
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    Reply February 10, 2016

    It really is awesome- I love it!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 10, 2016

I love that that holds your water bottle and your phone! That is everythaaaang!

Reply February 10, 2016

That running gear looks amazing!! And good luck at your race! I do NOT miss running in that super cold weather. I have been spoiled living in the south and I get annoyed when it is below 40*!
Can't wait to see how your race goes! :)

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply February 11, 2016

What a great handheld water bottle. It looks like it will hold everything!

Reply February 12, 2016

Those are really cute! It's always so hard to find just the right accessories for race day!
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patty @ Reach Your Peak
Reply February 12, 2016

I got a fitletic belt at the chicago expo and LOVED it. Loved that it held all my gus and my water bottle (and that the bottle is removable.

Reply February 13, 2016

Love love love the pink!! I've heard great things about these belts and have yet to try them. I do have a race belt, but it's ugly and red...the pink would go oh-so well with my kit ;)

Lex @ Flecksoflex
Reply February 13, 2016

I love that race bib number belt! I've actually been looking into getting something that will clip on to my bib so that I don't have to keep putting holes in my nice running jackets. You're right: It would be great for a Ragnar race!
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Reply February 13, 2016

Waiting to hear about your 5K! Gotta check Instagram :)

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