|This is Stacey after her first half marathon...she looks WAY too happy and relaxed!|
It actually went way better than expected and I didn’t really find it annoying at all. After the 1st mile or so I hardly even noticed it was there. I wore it around my waist as opposed to my hips and it didn’t move around at all. My arms never hit the bottles either which I thought they would. It has 4 8oz bottles which I filled not quite all the way up and had no problems with leaking. They didn’t feel too heavy. I used cold water which actually felt kinda good to have something cool resting against your core while you’re running.And the not so great stuff:
The cons: 1. Its expensive (mine was 45 bucks at a running store). 2: Its kinda noisy (you can hear the water slosh as you move), but if you turn up your iPod loud enough this takes care of it. 3: I found it a little tricky to put the bottles back in their little holsters after you drink…especially the ones in the back. I assume I’ll get better with this with practice. 4: It has a zippered pouch where you could put stuff like an ID, keys, but its not very big so you couldn’t pack it full with a million packs of sport beans. (probably only 2 packs at most)
|From the website: http://www.fuelbelt.com/fuel_belts/images/helium4_large.jpg|
In running news, the Rock and Roll half marathon is 4 days and I'm actually looking forward to it. The weather is supposed to be the mid 60's and overcast which is PERFECT for running and I'm glad I don't have to stress about heat exhaustion during the run now. I'm also looking forward to my first blog meetup for a carbo loading dinner on Friday night where I can get meet bloggers in real life :).