awesome weekend for me; boring for you to read but i'm posting anyway. deal with it.
i managed to squeeze in an extra trail run with this crazy trail-addicted bitch on Friday. it was also bitchass cold with the wind and shit so i finally got to bust out my Buff headwear. serioulsy folks, if you're out running in all kinds of cold weather, you need to get one of these. converts to a headcover, neck cover, headband and if you wear the skulls and cross bones one, you look extra badass.
because it was only the two of us on the trails, we ran like we stole something and made awesome time. aside from all the Friday the 13th bad luck induced tripping and near-face plants, we managed to rock out 10K with very little rest and shaved off 10 minutes from our best time on this side of the trails.
by the way, next week's trail run challenge: 15K!
i love that hubs has taken up cycling but now he's all up in my Sunday bidness talkin' 'bout needing to ride at this and that time. DOESN'T HE KNOW THAT SUNDAYS ARE MY DAYS TO RUN TRAILS? sorry bro, ain't nobody got time fo' dat; that man needs to find his own day.
Remember me posting about this? I've run with it twice last week and in summary: it's sort of annoying but I eventually got used to it. I would much rather deal with this minor irritant than bonk during my run or be thirsty as fuck. Here's the low-down on this hydration belt:
- large pouch is big enough to fit several energy gels, keys, ID and my (HTC One) phone
- zipper is protected (covered) against moisture getting inside
- water bottle holder can also hold a regular water bottle
- elastic strap further secures the water bottle in place
- adjustable straps allows you to adjust the belt as needed
- all the goddamn bouncing! this is probably the biggest drawback for any waist belt because when you're 100% focused on your run, you don't need to be fiddling and adjusting your belt the whole time.
- i tried to wear this on my hips and pulled the straps as tight as i could but it still rode up grrr!
- then i tried to wear this around my waist and you have to pull the straps pretty tight to avoid the bouncing but then you're gasping for air because it cuts off your fucking circulation! no bueno!
- i found that the belt doesn't move as much if you're wearing a shirt that has a rougher texture but will move around (unless you tighten the shit out of it) when wearing a shirt that is smoother.
- the water bottle that comes with the belt is a cheap, plastic, cancer-causing bullshit bottle so i tossed that and bought a BPA-free CambelBak 16oz bottle for $12
all in all, it's a good belt that would be super awesome if somehow it didn't bounce as much. like i said before, i eventually just stopped thinking about it and got used to it but i can see how it would annoy the hell out of others. i also found that if i wore the belt with the bottle at my side instead of my back, it bounced less and it didn't get in the way/collide with my arm.
to me, staying hydrated and having my energy supplements close at hand is more important than a little bounce.
Hope you all had a great weekend!