I am truly blessed to have a very loyal running buddy who is usually blocking my path when I try to leave for a run....my girl Pepper!
She is always willing to go for a run with me and is happy to even do doubles when Ward and I do not communicate. Yes - we've done this before. She had an 8 mile day because of this. Oops!
Running with her hasn't always been easy. It took quite a bit of training. She used to be a puller. Big time. Once she completely took me out in icy conditions - broke free and got away from me. That was not a fun run. But with lots of patience and practice, she has become the best running dog ever. I don't know what I would do without having her as a running buddy.
A couple of weeks ago, we were sent the Hands-Free Hipster Jogging Leash and it has earned itself a permanent place hanging by the door. Now that's quite an honor around here.
It was immediate love the first time we ran with it. The waist band has two d-rings, one on each side of my waist, so we can choose which side to put the leash. A lovely feature as Pepper is very picky about which side she runs on. She always has to be on my left. The waist pack itself is a little big - but for good reason. It's quite secure. It has a little give, but not too much. When Pepper ran in front of me or behind me, the waistband moved freely to allow for her comfort as well. This didn't bother me at all.
One thing I wished it had was a pocket large enough for my phone. I have the iPhone 6 and the pocket isn't large enough to accommodate it. But, really, it's not the end of the world, as I have other methods to carry it - plus my hands are both free now since I do not have to carry the leash...so if I carry it for the 3-5 miles I run with Pepper, it's really not a a big deal.
* Price at $29.95 (currently marked down from $34.95) - this is a great deal!
* Pockets to carry keys, fuel, smaller cell phone, mace - small items
* Adjustable waste
* D-rings on both sides to allow for a choice in which side your dog runs on
* Leash part has a handle, so if you had to "correct" or grab on for safety reasons, you can
* Leash is adjustable
* Pocket could be a little bigger for phone
Now here's the exciting part!!! I have a giveaway here for your own Hands-Free Hipster. All you need to do is enter through the rafflecopter below. The giveaway will run from today - 11/16/14 through next Monday - 11/24/14. Winner must be reachable through email and must respond to my email within 24 hours of a new winner will be selected. Best of luck!
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