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Crossover Cami Bra Update – 2013 Gasparilla Run

Picture of Cone Family at 2013 Gasparilla 5K

Cone Family

This is an update to my post on Feb. 19, 2013.

This year’s Gasparilla 5K had perfect weather for running.  It was a little cooler and cloudy.  Normally, it is warm and very sunny.  A killer during the last mile that is run along Bayshore Blvd.

Picture of 2013 Gasparilla 5K Sea of Runners

Sea of Runners

Bryson and I were running buddies during the event.  (Bryson is our younger son wearing #12723 in our family photo.)  We ran and listened to the music from my iPhone that I carried in my KPP cami bra.  I went without headphones so we could both easily hear the music.  As always, the cami bra had no problem supporting the phone during the entire run.  Plus, when a song started that Bryson wasn’t a fan of, I was able to quickly pull the phone out of its pocket in the bra and skip to the next song.  It worked out great!

Picture of 2013 Gasparilla 5K Run Complete

5K Afterparty

After the event each year, we grab lunch at the Hooter’s restaurant in Channelside.  This year was no different.  Even though my husband’s company sponsored the lunch for everyone that ran the 5K on HomeTeam PestDefense’s team, I did carry my i.d., a credit card and some cash in the side pocket of the KPP cami bra.  These items were never used, but I always feel better having them with me just in case.  I didn’t carry a purse, so the entire time after the race and during our lunch celebration, the KPP cami bra held my iPhone, i.d. and money.  I never had to think about it once.

Cell phone fits perfectly in the pocket of the KPP cami bra so I can run freely.

Crossover Cami Bra

Ever since our cami bras debuted back in 2008, I have been using them to hold my Classic iPod, iPod Touch, and most recently my last two iPhones while I work out.  It is a personal preference, Women's BraBkgdWbut in order for me to run “…like the wind, Bullseye” I need my hands free (nor anything strapped to my arm) and the KPP cami bra is my solution.  As I’m preparing to run in the Gasparilla 5K on Feb. 23rd, I realized how odd it is that we never mention how handy our Women’s cami bra is for working out.

 

KPP Cami Bra Benefits:

Front Pocket holds the iPhone vertically so the headphone jack and wires can stick out the top of the pocket.  This positioning makes it easy to pop the phone out of the pocket and skip a song, change the volume, or even answer the phone if needed.  Plus, the phone does not shift or slide at all.  The pocket holds it securely.

The bra’s fabric content is about 90% cotton and 10% spandex.  Therefore, the cami bra absorbs my sweat before it reaches my phone.  My old running shirts, the kind with the pocket in the middle of my back, were all synthetic.  Great for letting the sweat move through the material, but my Classic iPod was soaked by the end of a run.  My iPhones have never even been damp which I’m certain is better for the electronics.

2nd side pocket is great for holding my driver’s license, a credit card, a key and/or some cash.  When I run in local 5Ks or workout at the gym, I am nervous about leaving my purse inside my car.  Everyone does that and thieves know it.  The side pocket in the cami bra allows me to carry my i.d. and some cash while I am away from home.  Since my valuables are on me at all times, I don’t have the worry of putting my iPhone or other items down at the gym and having some lowlife walk off with them.

In the pics below you can see that I have on three layers.  My KPP cami bra is the bottom; phone holding and sweat-absorbing layer.  My sports bra is over the cami bra.  Then, my tank top is over both bras.  It may seem like a lot, but the tank is really about covering my gelatinous abs (no one needs to see those shake while I run).  I use the sports bra only when I run because it is designed to provide extra support.  KPP’s cami bra does not claim to be a sports bra for high impact activities.  Its slender straps will not provide adequate support for a bouncing bosom.  However, when I’m taking a walk, or lifting weights I only wear the cami bra and it keeps my iPhone out of my way, yet safe and secure.

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No iPhone in cami bra’s pocket.

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Running today, so cami bra is tucked under my sports bra.

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iPhone slips into cami bra pocket easily.

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Closer view of the layers and iPhone in pocket.

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Close up view of iPhone tucked in KPP pump pocket. IMG_0383

Headphones in, wire tucked under bra strap and ready to run.

*UPDATE – I went out to walk this morning and decided I didn’t want to deal with my headphones.  It was truly a wonderful walk because I put my phone in the cami bra’s pocket and started my playlist.  Because of the pocket’s position and the speakers were towards me, I was able to listen to my music and hear the birds chirping and squirrels scampering.  I’m going to go without my headphones to the Gasparilla 5K on Saturday.  That way I can listen to my music and have a conversation with my youngest son while we run the course.  Life is good.

If you want to see the cami bra in more detail, check out our video.  Or visit our store and pick one up before your next trip to the gym.  Leave a comment and let us know how it works for you.

A New Year — New Beginnings

We are halfway through January 2013 and I am already struggling to keep all of the “balls in the air”.  KPP is renewing its efforts to stay connected with its customers.  We just had to find a system that would simplify the process of communication.  This newly established blog will take the place of our previous E-Newsletters.  In addition, you can stay connected with KPP on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest.

As part of our new beginnings at KPP, we are updating our website.  We are making some new product videos, posting customer pictures/comments, and streaming our Facebook and Blog entries.  We hope you like the refreshed look.

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Glucose Buddy

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CarbsControl

Like always, we wanted to share with you some things we found of interest.  As we embrace the new year, organization is one of those resolutions near the top of our lists.  In an effort to locate tools to help us track our glucose trends and refine our carb counting, we discovered the App Store had what we needed.  Glucose Buddy is free and CarbsControl is $1.99.  Both apps are highly rated and appear to be simple to use.

KPP is excited about 2013.  We look forward to connecting with you and continuing to earn your loyalty by making outstanding products.

Tricia & Melissa