I was able to take the Lulu belt out for a 21k run (my final loooooong run before the Mississauga Half on May 6) on Friday afternoon.
|Nuun, Nuun, Water Check!|
|Excuse the obvious work that we've recently had done.|
My son had a hockey tournament all weekend long (Alliance Championships...they were eliminated in the semis...BOO!) but thankfully I was able to get out between games on Friday.
|Kicking ass and taking names!|
This wasn't the best run in the world for me, and to be honest I was nervous about it. The stomach flu had been making the rounds in my house last week and Friday I wasn't feeling 100% in the tummy area. Actually, I was feeling 'alright' until I took a GU around the halfway mark, THEN I really started to feel sick. Probably up until the final km I thought that I was going to vomit, but yay for me I was able to choke it down and finish strong. I'm pretty sure that I also sweat out whatever was getting ready to plague me because I was fine after that. Had I have had the time to actually eat something of substance after my run I probs would have indulged in the parental tailgate out in the parking lot before the second game! LOL Any way, the water belt was AWESOME! I'm a big drinker when I run so I probably could have used a fourth bottle, but I really liked the fact that I was able to carry one bottle of plain water and two with Nuun. Love my Nuun. And being able to stick my phone in the little pouch was great! I truly hate the arm band that I have to carry it in if I'm pocketless, so I plan on using this belt a lot, even if it's just for carrying my phone in.
The fact that I'm a big drinker is the reason that I purchased the Simple Hydration bottle. I first learned about this bottle from Tidbits of Tara . If you don't know her I suggest you check her out. She's funny as hell and her story is very inspirational. To me any way. Tara had a giveaway for the Simple Hydration bottle and even though I didn't win (BOO!) I still really wanted this bottle. It's pretty pricey, but hopefully worth it. It is designed to fit into the waistband of your pants or running belt, and from all of the reviews that I've read on it, you really don't even feel it there. You can also carry it comfortably in your hand, or so I've read.....
|I posted this photo on FB only to have a million people (ok not a million) make dirty comments on it. I honestly never realized that it looked like a penis! LMAO|
|Obviously you don't wear the bottle in your jeans, but I didn't have a run planned today while I'm resting my Achilles tendon. Boy that really flattens out your bum though!! Even Gordie can't believe it!|
|Holy crap this mirror is dirty!|
Speaking of the Yonge St 10K I am SO EXCITED for this race! I haven't been in a real race since the Trek or Treat trail race in October! Sure I've participated in countless virtual races, but obvs they're not the same. I am pretty nervous though, simply because there are so many participants (15,000) and I'm not sure of the area so I don't know where to park, meet my fams, etc. We'll probably check out the area on Saturday when I pick up my race kit, and then I'll feel a whole lot better. I did have a brain fart when I gave them an estimated finishing time. I know for sure that I can easily keep a 5:50/km pace for 10k and 5:50 x 10 = 55 minutes right?! LMAO Ok, so now I have to work my ass off and keep a steady 5:30 pace to make my goal. Because I've put 55min out there, in my mind that's where I have to come in around. Oh Sam! My plan is to stick around the back of my corral and ask about until I find someone else with a 55 min goal and use them to pace myself. Hopefully it works..... Stay tuned!