I am becoming a bit of a gadget girl. I needed some sort of way to hydrate myself while still running, since apparently stopping for a drink is for total wussies and amateurs. Hey, I can run 5 miles. I am a pro. (insert cough here).
Anyway, I went to my local fancy schmancy running store and asked for a water bottle carrier. I was told to go to the 'hydration system' section of the store. Holy crap. Now, when I am thirsty, I need a system. A whole friggin' system. There, I was greeted by the guru of hydration, who must love running more than anything, I suppose. I mean, who else wants to stand on their feet for hours, talk about 'hydration systems' and get paid minimum wage to talk to a 'pro' like me?!?.... Runners.
Anyway, I was shown bottles that clip to my hand: too lop-sided, bladders that zip on to me like a vest: I am not a camel, and the Water Belt. I chose this one because it fits a 20 oz bottle, and has a little compartment to put my junk. Simple and sorted. You can check it out here. <--This is a better deal than I paid.
I tried the belt today during my run. It was half win, half fail. It swishes a bit when I run, which I must drown out with the tunes. I can't figure out how to keep moving and get the bottle back in the holster. So, I find myself holding the bottle for a while. However, I am happily hydrated. Happy Fitness Friends!
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