The Sport Bud Single Earbud

Ok guys, I’ve found a wonderful product, and want to share my thoughts with you!  I’ve had the opportunity to try out the Sport Bud Single Earbud, from the makers of the Buddy Pouch! You all know how much I love my Buddy Pouch, and this product is just as awesome!  I am a Buddy Pouch Ambassador, but I was not paid by Running Buddy for this review, the opinions in this review are my own.

I’ve gone back and forth with using music while running.  For a very long time, I did not run with music.  Over the last couple months, I’ve started using music occasionally on my runs.  One of the biggest challenges of running or exercising with music is finding ear buds or earphones that stay put, sound decent, and work consistently.  Well, I’ve found them, and they are the Sport Earbuds.

My very favorite part about this ear bud is that it’s a single earbud!  There is only 1 ear bud, not 2.  Why not 2, you ask? For safety!  With only one ear bud, you can still hear things around you, traffic, conversations, wildlife, other runners/bikers, etc.  It’s a very good practice to only use one ear bud while you are listening to music while running or biking, or even walking.  You need to be able to hear your surroundings!  Instead of tucking the extra earbud in your sports bra, or having it flop all over the place, you don’t have to worry about it at all because it’s not there!

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Another of my favorite parts of this earbud is that it can be used in either ear.  The actual ear bud is on a swivel, how brilliant! You simply hook the fantastic over the ear piece over your ear, and stick the ear bud in your ear, and you’re set! This product comes with 6 sizes of ear bud plastic pieces, so you can find the size that fits comfortably in your ear.

It also has a microphone, which is pretty much a must have for earbuds these days.  Between actually using it for a phone call or changing your music, it is super handy to have the mic right there on the wire.  There is also a handy clip that you can attach and clip onto your shirt or sports bra.  I typically string the wire through my sports bra strap so it doesn’t flop around, but this is another easy way to keep it in place and keep enough slack in the wire.

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I have had a handful of runs with the Sport Bud, and have found it to be super comfortable.  It doesn’t slip around or fall out of my ear, even though I sweat a ton.  Other earbuds will slip around or end up falling out because of the moisture, but this one stayed put perfectly.  The sound quality is also great.  It’s not tinny sounding, the bass is not over the top, it’s a real quality ear bud!

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Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the Sport Bud Single Earbud.  There’s also a more traditional double ear bud pack, which would be great for the gym or for yard work.  I’ve tried a couple other brands, and the sound has gone in and out or they fall out of my ears, but not the Sport Bud!  The current price is $17.99, it’s on sale currently; normally $19.99.  Some of the sport ear buds go for as much as $50, and I think the Spot Bud is perfect.  No need to spend twice as much!

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Do you listen to music when you run, walk, or bike? Be sure to check out the Sport Bud if you’re in the market for some fantastic ear buds!

Monday Mentionings: January 18

Good morning! I think winter has finally arrived – it’s cold, there’s a tiny bit of snow on the ground, and it’s COLD!  I’m super happy that the days are getting a tiny bit longer each evening, it’s not dark until about 20 minutes after I get off work, which is nice.  I’m very ready for spring!

Jasper plays every day with this little hedgehog.  I find it on my bed, in the living room, and he carries it around and flips it up int he air.  It is his favorite toy right now, and he couldn’t be any cuter with it.

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Friday at work, we had a food day, and this cheese dip was amazing.  There was a funny story with it too; apparently, a coworker thought the cheese dip was really “spicy soup” the last time it was made, and he ate two bowls of it, before complaining of a stomach ache.  He is from China, and didn’t realize it was cheese dip, because in China, there aren’t a lot of dips, but there are a lot of soups!  Everyone gave him a hard time about it, but he was a good sport, and it was pretty comical to hear the story, and then to see the label on the cheese dip this time around.

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Over the weekend, I picked the two winners for the buddy pouch giveaway I had! I’m happy to report that I had over 15 people comment and share the post, which is fantastic! I wish I could have given away a buddy pouch to everyone!  I hope to have more fun giveaways soon!  Jasper was just excited to help me pick the winners out of the hat.

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Sunday, I ran for the first time since receiving a cortisone shot in my knee for a lateral meniscus tear.  I ran three miles, with quick walk breaks in between each mile.  My knee felt okay… still felt like a pinch and kind of tight behind my knee, but it felt really good to run again after two weeks off.  I’ve been continuing to go to cycle classes at the gym, I think I’ve been to 5 or 6 classes since taking a break from running.  The classes are good, and my knee feels okay during cycling.  As the day went on Sunday, my knee got kind of sore and stiff, so I’m hoping it’ll loosen up and re-aclimate to running quickly.

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Amy and I had some fun over the weekend too.  Saturday, we met for brunch, then ran some errands together  I took a couple bags of clothes to Ditto and they bought some of them from me, so I ended up with a bit of extra cash, which was nice! We spent some time at the mall, and Target, of course.  Then Sunday, we went back to Ditto for Amy to sell some clothes, had a late lunch at Pie Five, and somehow, ended up back at Target again.  It was nice to get out of the house for a bit and spend some quality time with Amy.  I’ve missed hanging out and running with her multiple times each week!

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This week I hope to keep up with my cycle classes, and hopefully incorporate a bit of running too, depending on how my knee feels.  Stay warm!

Buddy Pouch Winners

I’m happy to announce that I have two winners who will soon be owners of their very own Buddy Pouch!  Holly H. and Ashley W. each won a Buddy Pouch in my giveaway from last week.  I’m so happy to be able to share this amazing product with two very deserving people!

Jasper helped me out by shuffling the names in the hat. Such a good little helper.

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For those of you who did not win, I have a discount code to share with you.  If you enter RB6 on therunningbuddy.com, you can save 10% on a Running Buddy!

Thank you, everyone, for participating – for sharing my post and commenting.  I wish I could give each and every one of you a Buddy Pouch, because that’s how much I believe in this product!