Workout: Ran outside 10.1 miles (97 min)
This run sucked. I was all gung-ho to get out there but once I started, it was rough. I probably wouldn’t have done the full 10 miles if it wasn’t for me parking the car, running 5 miles out, and needing to get back.
I ran on Cady Way Trail, which was most of the course of the Baldwin Park Half Marathon that I ran in November. I didn’t take pictures during that race, so I thought I would get some today.
I thought that I would do a couple quickie reviews of some of the running gear that I use particularly since I was like a Christmas Tree of running gear today.
First up, my new handheld water bottle.
- It’s much easier to carry than a regular water bottle.
- It has a pocket to carry small items.
- The sport top makes it easy to drink out of.
- The pocket is small, so you can only fit one or two small items in it, like a key and one Gu. I used it for my Driver License.
- You’re still holding a bottle during your run.
I think I’ll use this one on shorter runs when I know there will be no water fountains, and start using my CamelBak again for longer runs. After about 8 miles, it gets tiresome to hold. But I’m also still hurting from Friday’s chest/back/tricep weights workout, so that probably didn’t help.
Next Up, my SPIbelt. (SPI stands for Small Personal Item
- The band is elastic and adjustable.
- You can’t keep much more than a cell phone in it without it bouncing around. It’s probably better for an ID, a key, and a Gu (the lighter weight stuff).
- If you have bigger hips and a smaller waist (like me), it will eventually ride up.
I used to use the belt for my phone before I had a Garmin. I have the Droid X, and that’s all that could fit in there. Today I used it for my camera. I have to keep it really low on my hips to keep it from riding up, otherwise I become the Urkel of SPIbelts.
And lastly, my RoadID.
I love my RoadID, and I think anyone who runs, walks, swims, or bikes outside should have one for safety reasons. I have the WristID Sport. The Sport has a velcro closure and can be itchy.
I would recommend getting the WristID Elite. The Elite band is rubber and probably similar to a LiveStrong wristband (but adjustable). Once I find a coupon code that saves me more than just a few dollars, I’ll buy the Elite.