I remembered awhile back (maybe last summer) that my Osprey hiking day pack had a Camelback water thingy in it that is removable from the pack itself. So I finally went and dug it out of the basement to try it out. It is nice and small and holds 70oz of fluid..awesome. Too big if it were a water bottle in my hand or belt but not bad for a back pack.
Once I got all straps adjusted just right and got used to the sound of sloshing water I didn't mind it. I think for long runs it just may be the key. PLUS I can easily put my gels, chapstick, toilet paper, cell phone and anything else I might need in it for a 20 mile run.
This way I won't have to worry so much about being able to drop off water or loop back by my house to refill my water bottle.
I was a little worried that maybe I should have put some Body Glide on my neck and shoulders, but I had no problems, although I will try to remember when I do a run longer than 8 miles with it. I don't think I will use it for runs shorter than 12? miles, but this was just a test run.
|Totally cheesy picture..you are welcome.|
2. Gum. I sat in it TWICE yesterday. The kids are no longer allowed to eat gum. I spent half an hour getting gum off of the skirt in the previous picture. Irritating, maddening and of course no body claimed the gum.
3. The muscles in my left hip area all cramped up yesterday while I was running. Boo.
I had to stop and walk for awhile to get it worked out and then ran the rest of the way home at an easy pace and cut my run short. I was going to run 10 yesterday and instead ran 8.
Amazing how fast you can go from having perfect workouts to crappy ones. I had awesome ones all weekend and Monday and BAM.
I was impressed I cut the run short and listened to my body. I think it wants to taper too.
1 more week till taper.
1 more long run
23 days..so close
so exciting and so scary!