At FlipBelt, we love seeing how people use our products in their lives. This week, we’re profiling a FlipBelt user named Mary T., who lives and runs in the Florida heat and recently completed the Fairy Tale Challenge (that’s a 10k and a half marathon in the same weekend) at Disney! You can find out more about Mary T. on Instagram at @marymouse23.
How long have you been a runner?
I’ve been running since my early 20s, casually. After a knee injury and surgery, I decided I wanted to try to run a runDisney race. My first challenge weekend and half marathon was the Inaugural Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend. That’s all it took – I was hooked!
What is your favorite race?
I’d have to say the Dark Side is my favorite race – it was my first race weekend, plus I ran it with a few best friends and my Dad, who is currently in remission for colon cancer (and is a heart attack survivor!). So, it’s pretty special because I got to run the races with him that weekend. The Fairy Tale Challenge was super fun – I’m all about girl power and the weekend was full of it!
What is your favorite FlipBelt product and why?
The FlipBelt Zipper. I love that it stays put and since I’m a pack rat, I can fit so much in it. I’ve carried a water bottle, several gel packs, my headphones, the clip wallet, medicine and my phone. It didn’t budge! I also like that I don’t get “hot” wearing it and it doesn’t ride up the way that some belts I’ve tried in the past have. I’m on my second FlipBelt as well as FlipBelt Water Bottles. Can’t recommend it enough!
What do you get up to outside of running?
Outside of running, I love my naps! I spend a lot of time with my boyfriend, my friends, and I try to get home to see my family in Nashville. I’ve also become a pretty avid creative journal-er, which is such a point of clarity for me!
Thanks for letting us interview you, Mary T, and best of luck with your future races!