That’s right, day 15 is dedicated to BIC Bands. What is a BIC Band, you ask? A BIC Band is a “Because I Can Band” with the motto ~ “We run because we can…for those who can’t, so that one day they will!” It’s a non-slip headband.
My friend is a runner and was training for L.A. Rock and Roll Half Marathon with Team in Training. Team in Training asks that their members raise funds for Cancer Awareness in exchange for personalized training for your race. After seeing very pricey, stylish headbands geared for runners, she decided to try making her own, with the mission that the money raised would be donated to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for her upcoming race. The success she has had is amazing! She finished the R&R Marathon and is still on a mission to make BIC Bands and donate to other charities.
During her initial fund raising effort I decided to buy a BIC Band. I’m not a huge head band wearer, but I wanted to support her and her cause. When the BIC Band arrived, I loved it! I really did… it was beautiful. I have worn it here and there, but to be honest I’ve never worn it to work out in or to run in. It’s just too pretty. Until today:
Today, I decided to try it out. I had to run 12 miles this morning, my longest run of my training for the Surf City Half Marathon. My friend, the founder of BIC Bands, and her husband, happen to be running this Half Marathon with me. So, I figured that I’d give it a shot and figured if this thing could really “stay-put” and not-slip, as she claims, for 12 miles… well then it was a winner in my book! I mean who doesn’t want beautiful running accessories with an added benefit of being functional?
The picture below is me sporting my BIC Band before my run.
The next picture is immediately after I walked in the door after finishing 12 miles! I didn’t touch the BIC Band the entire run, nor when I walked in and she’s right, they are totally “non-slip.”
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Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Saturday. It finally didn’t snow during my long run and it wasn’t all that cold! Added bonus – my ipod, shoes and garmin were all my friends today.