Iâ€™m officially obsessed with my new CamelBak!!
Finally!!! After trying and hating both handheld water bottles AND water beltsâ€¦ I have found a match ðŸ™‚
I may or may not have had some trouble figuring out how to use it, though ðŸ˜‰ My mom is in town so she came outside with me to do a little CamelBak photoshoot. Things started wellâ€¦
And then I realized waitâ€¦ how the heck do I get the water to come out???
The water did NOT want to come out of the spout. At this point my mom started laughing.
Me: Okay but seriouslyâ€¦ why does this hate me???
Me: Maybe if I turn the whole thing upside down to get the water flowing??!?!?
And then, finally — SUCCESS!!!! ðŸ™‚ Apparently I wasnâ€™t biting it the right way or something, ha.
I showed you, CamelBak ðŸ˜‰ As you see in the pictures, I found thereâ€™s a clasp on the right strap to hold down the tube so it doesnâ€™t flap around. Iâ€™d highly recommend trying a CamelBak if you need something to run with â€” this was super lightweight, high on my shoulders so it didnâ€™t weigh me down, and didnâ€™t bounce or move AT ALL. I seriously forgot I was wearing it! Two major thumbs up. It was really nice to have water during the run and was easy to drink from without having to slow down at all.
Anyway! This morning I met up with my friend Ashley, CamelBak in tow, for our scheduled 8 mile training run. Lookie what she was wearing â€” one of my fANNEtastic t-shirts!!
Yay ðŸ™‚ So cute!
We did 8 miles in 1:10, for an average pace of 8:45. It was pretty rough â€” I was feeling really tired by the end, probably since it was SO humid and gross out today (and I was out late last nightâ€¦ oops)! Totally made a bad call wearing a long sleeved shirt, too!
Whew! We did take two quick walking breaks at miles 4 and 6, which arenâ€™t factored in, just as a disclaimer ðŸ™‚ I was SO exhausted today â€” Iâ€™m proud of us for rocking it!
When I got home, I pounded a glass of milk and then made delicious salads for me and my mom topped with black beans, leftover chicken, green pepper, and salsa instead of dressing. Yum!
I find Iâ€™m craving meat more with all this runningâ€¦ does that happen to anyone else?
I also had some Kashi crackers and an apple ðŸ™‚ Gotta refuel! And ice my knees, of course!
My mom and I are off to run some errands! Have a great Sunday, everyone â€” Iâ€™ll be back tomorrow with a DELICIOUS new recipe, so stay tuned! ðŸ™‚