A quick update on all the crazy weather here….
It’s really only raining off and on at this point, the storm surge has died down, and the flooding it still happening (as of yesterday). My running route is still completely inaccessible at this point, so I have had to become a bit more creative.
With all of the debris from the wind all over the sidewalks, it’s really just been easier to get my running done on the treadmill. It is definitely not my favorite, but it gets the job done. Since I pretty much never do speed workouts inside, I never noticed how much the treadmill really propels you forward! The 5×800′s that I did Monday night seemed way too easy for the speed that I was holding – either that or I’m getting faster. Let’s just go with the latter
Yesterday when I was out walking my pup, I was approached by a local news station for a quick interview. Yep – here is my moment. Fast forward to 1:10, or watch the whole thing if you want to see the crazy flooding! And if you haven’t seen enough pictures from Debby, here’s another to really put you over the edge!
Finding the Right Running Water Bottle
After running the hottest marathon ever, I knew that to get through summer training for the Chicago Marathon, I was going to need to get some form of hydration for my runs. I have been looking at a few options, and have narrowed it down to four. I would love your input for those of you that have tried them and like them (or hated them!).
The bottle is only 10oz, so it is the smallest of the four. It obviously would weigh the least, which means it would hold the least as well.
This bottle holds 22 oz, so it is more than double the amount of the FuelBelt bottle. The pouch is a bit larger so it can hold more as well. All of the cute colors don’t hurt either
This bottle holds 21oz, and is actually insulated so that liquids stay cold the whole time, and the mouth piece it stationary – you just squeeze it to get water out . This bottle was recommended to me, so I am somewhat leaning towards it.
This bottle is just like the other Nathan water bottle, but it also insulated like the Camelbak. The insulation looks to be a bit different though – on the outside rather than on the inside.