I was running with a friend on Sunday and I said, "I feel like
Han Solo right now." He replied, "Could you elaborate please?". To
answer his question I pulled out one of my water bottles from my
hydration belt as if wielding a lightsaber (yes, sound effects and
As I'm increasing mileage I realized I have to pack water/Gatorade.
So my question to my Heart of the Valley
Running Club buddies, "Do you prefer hand held water bottles or
hydration belts?" The answer - it is personal. Everyone has
thier own preference. Very helpful.
So I did some experimenting, and I must admit that I prefer the
hydration belt. For anything over 12 miles I just can't stand
carrying a bottle in my hand. So even though I look like I'm
prepared to fight intergalactic war with a lightsaber, I prefer the
belt. I don't look cool, but I'm practical.
Check out this great video from Girl-in-Motion
for a demonstration on different hydration techniques (hand held
Which do you prefer?
*Disclaimer: I'm a dork. As a I searched for a
picture of Han Solo I realized that he doesn't even fight with a
lightsaber. Oops. And here I thought I was being so clever. Sorry