My First Handheld Water Bottle

I welcomed a new piece of gear to my running getup today, a Nathan SpeedDraw Plus handheld water bottle.

Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Handheld Water Bottle

After about 5 miles of my Saturday run, I was parched but didn’t have an water with me. This will fix that problem, and give me a small pouch to carry a car key, nutrition, or whatever. The top looks really cool. It has a one-way valve on it so you just squeeze the bottle for a quick drink. There’s no top to open or anything. I look forward to trying it out on Sunday.

I’ll also be trying out some new nutrition on Sunday. Raisins weren’t settling well in my stomach once I hit about 6 miles, so I’m going to take the advice of many of you and try Honey Stinger Waffles. I also bought some Honey Stinger Energy Chews, which I’ll try for a different long run.

Today’s a lazy day activity-wise, but my eating is on-point. Oddly enough, I’ve found that writing this down makes me stop eating for the day unless I’ve got something planned for my menu. I’m looking forward to the cookie planned for dessert, but that’s it for treats tonight.

Food Log

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, banana
Snack:  1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt, 1 T peach jam
Lunch: 250g roasted beet and wheat berry salad, carrot sticks, 2 T hummus, chocolate oatmeal cookie
Snack: Apple, low-fat string cheese
Dinner: 4 oz salmon patty topped with 1/4 cup peach salsa, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup green beans, 1/2 cup squash
Dessert: chocolate oatmeal cookie

33 Weight Watchers Points

2 thoughts on “My First Handheld Water Bottle

  1. I started using a hand held water bottle a few long runs ago. I really like it. I’ve been meaning to try those waffles. Looking forward to hearing how they taste!

  2. I’m a big Fan of the honey stinger waffles. I use the chews on the treadmill, but find I have an issue with them when I’m outside. I’m looking forward to your review of the water bottle, since I’m getting to the point where I need to upgrade my hydration.

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