It seems that my mysterious red & green tights from Sunday have aroused some curiosity.
The truth is, they came like this – one leg red and one leg green – in an elf costume that I picked up years ago. I had too much fun wearing these and I’m already seeking out another opportunity to wear them.
I’m the lucky winner of Chocolate Agave # 9 gels from Her Name is Rio & She Runs.
Can’t wait to try them!
I think it’s ironic that I will actually be in CUBA for the first day of winter and this virtual event. I’ll be sure to think of my northern friends while I’m running along the beach. 🙂
Yesterday I introduced my new Nathan Thermal Quickdraw Handheld which I used for the first time on Sunday’s run.
-Insulated carrier keeps fluids warm or cool
-Wall Mesh moisture-wicking hand strap with adjustable-tension buckle
-Zippered pocket with Key Clip
-22 oz. Hydration Bottle with Clipless Cap
I’ve been a big fan of the 10-oz Sprint Handheld for some time now and was excited to try out the larger version to hopefully carry me through longer distances without needing my Fuel Belt (which I hate).
At first, the bottle felt insanely heavy and was a real nuisance to carry. When it was about 2/3 full, it became much more manageable. I do believe that in time I will get used to carrying the full bottle without it being a bother. Even when it did feel heavy, it was far less annoying than my Fuel Belt.
Other than the weight, it felt pretty comfortable. I was able to secure the strap (without making it too tight) so that I didn’t have to actually grib the bottle. It was also easy to transfer back and forth from left to right – which I did often.
The pocket is a nice perk, although it doesn’t hold much. I’m not sure I could even squish two gels in there.
I decided to spend the extra $10 for the thermal feature, although I was skeptical as to how well it would work. I hate it when my water gets too warm in the summer, but even worse when it becomes freezing cold (or even frozen) in the winter. I was pleased to discover on Sunday that my water remained pretty close to room temperature for the duration of the run. I will truly put it to the test when it gets really cold out, but for now I’m satisfied.