It’s Friday, woohoo! Happy Friday! I’m linking up once again with Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run for their Friday Five Linkup. This week it’s Free Friday so … Continue reading My Five Must Have’s for Marathon Training
Happy Friday!! I am linking up with Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run for the Friday Five Linkup. Every Friday they have a linkup for bloggers to link up a post about five things or write on their own topic. This week’s topic is “Five Things About Me”. So here are five things about me:
1. I am an identical twin. My twin sister also has a blog which you may have read Run-Hike-Play. 🙂 People have got us mixed up many times, more so when we were younger. It was great growing up because I would always have someone there, whether it be to help with school work or having a playmate. She would also push me to do better in everything, we are competitive. But I love my sis! She got me into running races and blogging more. 🙂
2. I was a jumper in track in field. I didn’t always love running. I hated running long distances in school. I would always dread the mile we had to run in P.E. But I did the long jump and triple jump. I actually placed 3rd in the state high school track meet in the long jump with a jump of 17’5″. 🙂 I had some fun times during high school track and field but long distance running was not a part of that lol.
3. Now that I love running and working out, I love being an ambassador for active and healthy living. I just found out this week that I’m part of the 2015 Simple Hydration Run Team. I’m pretty excited to be a part of this team and I love their hydration bottle! 4. I’ve been married for a little over ten years now. Here’s my hubby and it’s awesome that he works out with me!
Hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me! What is one of your favorite things about you?
Have a great weekend! Be sure to check out the other great blogs!
I don’t think many runners have heard of this nifty water bottle from Simple Hydration. I first saw this at my local Mom’s Run This Town Spring Social and thought it was an interesting looking water bottle but didn’t think much of it. Then maybe a month later or so, I believe there was a post about the bottle being on sale, a buy one get one free sale. I’m all about sales. 🙂 It was getting hotter out and my runs were getting longer. I wasn’t happy about my current hydration system and thought it would be cool to try, so I decided to purchase one bottle since I would get one free due to the sale.
My previous hydration system was a running belt with two small bottles by Profile Design. It’s a more bulky system and I remember one of the bottles came out once while running. I probably didn’t put it in right but I don’t like the feeling when running with a water belt. There’s the jiggle and you have to make sure you put the bottle back in correctly or it might fall out. So I was excited to try the Simple Hydration Water Bottle.
I love how simple and easy it is to use! All you do is stick it on the back of your shorts or belt. I have a FlipBelt and it works really well with it. I can easily place it on my back with the FlipBelt because it has a hook design. It holds 13 oz of liquid and is so easy to grip. Here’s a pic of the packaging it came with:
It’s also BPA free and made in the USA.
I really like running with it on my long runs. I think the longest run I’ve ran with it is 12 miles so far. Getting fluids is important on long runs especially when it’s hot out and this bottle delivers. I love the grip and it’s so easy to hold and drink with while running! It just fits so comfortably in my hand. It’s really well designed. I just flip the top up, drink, and then place it behind me where I can slip it or hook it on to my FlipBelt. It takes a little time to get used to the process, but I like it. It’s not that noticeable to me, unlike wearing a belt with the bottles. It fits nice and snug because I use it with the FlipBelt. The bottle stays put, doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall out, and it hasn’t dropped on me. I’ve had it for about three months now. It’s remarkably simple and I love it! I’ve used it a lot since it’s been so hot out and I’m running longer runs.
The Simple Hydration Bottle is so easy to use and works great! I just thought I’d throw it out there as an option for those who may not have heard about it. It retails for $19.99 at http://www.simplehydration.com/. It is also available on Amazon.com – Simple Hydration Water Bottle – 13 oz.
What do you use to hydrate when running long?
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