I like doing my long runs on Friday. When I used to run on Saturday mornings, I would be antsy Friday night, feeling like I could just take off and do it right then and there. I started running on Friday last year during marathon training, I like how I can take off after Eliza gets on the bus, and once I'm finished, I have my whole weekend ahead of me.
So this past Friday, Jeannine and Norine (aka my running buddies) were able to run as well, so we headed out to do 11 miles around my neighborhood. Frank was bugging out when he saw all of us in our running gear, so we brought him along for part of the run. That made him a happy doggie.
I figured that was a perfect time to test out a new handheld water bottle, called The Runner, from Clean Bottle. If I bring water along with me while running, I use my fuel belt, or make due with water fountains, so I was curious about the handheld.
There are a few cool features for this bottle, the first is the clear zippered pocket that holds your cellphone. My android fit inside perfectly, and there is a hole at the top that you can use to plug in headphones. As I ran along I could see if I got a tweet or email. There are also two stretchy bands on the bottom, to hold a gels, and there was enough room in the pocket for money or keys. Lastly, the top and bottom come off, so it's easy to clean.
The bottle fit comfortably in my hand, but I'm not used to running with a handheld bottle, so it did feel a bit heavy. I liked the fact that my phone was in my hand, and not banging around in a pocket.
If handheld bottles are your preferred way to carry water, I would definitely say to give this a try.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Running giveaway, congrats to Mike, Wells L, and Genevieve.
Send me an email and I'll get you set up!
*Note: I was sent The Runner for the purpose of this review, the opinions on the product are my own.