I'm posting today because for any fellow runners out there or newbies wanting to start, I have found an amazing water belt to stay hydrated on those longer runs..(or short ones in 100 degree humid weather, depending on where you live!)
The item: Nathan Speedbelt 2.
The SpeedBelt 2 Carries up to 20 ounces of carbo-gel or replacement fluids. Ideal for long road or trail trips with water availability. Features include: Molded holsters for quick Flask access Two 10 oz. Nutrition Flasks Larger stash pocket for small essentials Airmesh moisture-wicking backing Limited-stretch elasticized waistbelt with soft perimeter binding Sizes: SM 26-32", MED 32-36" & LG 36-42"
I have been hesitant for awhile on buying on something like this. I thought it would effect my breathing and of course adding extra weight isn't something I thought would make my run any easier. However this is awesome! I put it at about my hip level. It did migrate up slightly below my belly button but it didn't bother me one bit. It moved to my strides and I didn't feel any effect on my breathing whatsoever. I also love that there are 2 water bottles to help keep you balanced and no side aches! I filled them both up about the same and alternated which bottle I drank from so I didn't get out balanced. I got ripped off at Scheels for $40 and at Trivillage.com they are only $27, although it was nice to try it on.
And it is pink, can't go wrong there! It matches great with my Bondi Band that I received from my roommate.(It's black and with pink lettering says, Will Run for Wine!) I have yet to try this due to the hot hot hot weather, however I think it will be great for fall!
Keep running if you are and start running if you aren't!