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Sunday, April 18, 2010

GoLite HydroClutch Water Bottle Product Review and Giveaway

I have never carried hydration with me on a run. Usually, I keep a bottle or two outside of my garage, waiting for me as I make loops or upon my return home at the end of my running. The drinking fountains at the parks in my neighborhood aren't open yet for the season, so I did my first semi-long runs this year as loops, which kind of (OK, more than kind of!) got annoying. Some of the paths around here were finished last year and I wanted to try out some new, longer routes. So, I was so excited when the folks at GoLite sent me this HydroClutch. Yeah for carrying water with me and discovering some new routes! That is exactly what I did on my first 20 mile run this year.
Key features:
- Adjustable Velcro clsoure that fits different sized hands and gloves
- 21 oz biodegradable BPA-free bottle (included)
- Zippered stretch mesh pocket that holds you rgoodies

Materials:
Nylon-spandes woven + high-void polyester mesh.



I used my bottle for the very first time on a 20 mile run last weekend. You can read about the training run here.

It weighs 4 oz/105 g. You can keep gu, nutrition, cell phone, keys, money, ID, etc. in the zipper bocket and I was actually able to stuff some extra Gu packets next to my water. They stayed in place until I needed them at approximately one and two hour marks. I carried extra nutrition in my shorts pockets (GU Chomps).
I was really worried that my arm would get tired or that it would hurt after running 3+ hours for the first time with a bottle. It was so nice sipping on that bottle whenever I wanted to. It was pretty much mess-free, as long as I closed the cap with my teeth after I took a sip. My drink stayed relatively cool over the 3 hrs 15 mins I was running. When the strap would get a little annoying or rub, I would simply adjust the velcro strap on the handle. And, then I was fine. I didn't find it annoying carrying the bottle or that my arm felt heavy or anything. I was really surprised, because I get easily annoyed with anything extra or bulky or flapping around. And, I welcomed having something to drink on my run. It was awesome!!! A totally different experience than I thought it would be ... a great experience.

I will definitely carry this baby with me on any training runs for 2 hours or more. I don't find that I need anything shorter than that.

When I was done, I put the bottle in the dishwasher and the cover in the laundry. Both fit like a glove after they were washed and were as good as new. The only reason I washed the cover was because my sweat was all over the cover and it was sticky from my sticky-Gu-covered hands! It was not from the bottle spilling.


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Enter now to win your very own GoLite HydroClutch Water Bottle

Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!!

1 - Become a follower of my blog or already are? ... LEAVE A COMMENT
2- Become a fan of GoLite on Facebook here ... LEAVE A COMMENT

3- Visit the GoLite website here and tell me what other product you are interested in ... LEAVE A COMMENT

4 - Tell me why you NEED this bottle ... LEAVE A COMMENT

5 - Post about this giveaway on your blog, twitter or facebook account ... LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH

6 - Tell me what your favorite sports drink/water/way to hydrate is ... LEAVE A COMMENT

Enter now through Thursday, April 22nd.
Winner will be announced on Friday.

185 comments:

  1. I just recently became a follower after seeing your comment on my blog! :-)

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  2. I became a fan of GoLite on Facebook!

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  4. I like the look of the HydroChug and am looking for a replacement for my FuelBelt.

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  5. I need this bottle because of all it's uses, right now I run with one that holds NOTHING but my water...very sad to run with Gu packs in your bra...they chaffe!

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  6. I couldnt find it on the site but i like the in hand water carrier things like you have up there.

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  7. I have posted your giveaway on my blog!

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  8. Pre, during and post run I hydrate with Accelerade Hydro - Lemonade. I love Zico Coconut water in the evenings before my run days! So refreshing!

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  9. i put ur giveaway on my twitter @njoysiscaretti

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  10. my favorite way to hydrate is good ooooldd water

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  11. I am a fan of GoLite on Facebook.

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  12. I was just thinking this very day about how I would like to try a handheld as I train for my first 50K this year.

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  13. My favorite hydration/nutrition is First Endurance EFS Drink - grape flavor.

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  14. my fave drink is water. i cannot drink anything else while I run bc it gives me tummy aches!!!

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  15. i would love to win this giveaway bc i have been searching that a handheld water bottle clutch near my house and they are all sold out! :(

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  16. I NEED this bottle because soon I'll be running in the Virginia heat as summer starts. My current handheld only holds about 12 ounces, which only lasts me about an hour when it's really hot out.

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  17. I'm already a follower of your blog! :)

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  18. I would actually love to try their Tilly Jane Run Skirt. It looks so cute! :)

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  19. I need this bottle because I'm training for my Half Ironman and need it for my long runs! Also, it will be great for when I start my marathon training!

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  20. For my nutrition/hydration I usually use Gatorade Endurance, sport beans, and shot bloks.

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  21. i was just eyeing their race sleeve hydration pack earlier today. :)

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  22. currently my favorite is GU lemon lime brew.

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  23. Nice review! I'm already a follower.

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  24. My favorite hydration:
    less than 1 hour- water
    more than 1 hour- Nuun or HEED
    More than 2 hours- Perpetuem

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  25. I need this bottle because I do most of my runs in areas where there are no fountains or areas to stash water. With a end of summer marathon in mind, this would be great.

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  26. Water - all the way. I tend to like things pure and straight-up!

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  27. I love the Cottonwood Racerback Run Tank!

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  28. I like the Sleeveless Run top - great looking fabric!

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  29. I have a waist/fanny style pack that works great, but seems to aggravate some hip problems that I have once I start running over 6 or 7 miles. I have been curious about the hand held water bottles.

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  30. I am already a follower of your fabulous blog

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  31. I just linked your giveaway on my blog.

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  32. I need this product because I constantly get dehydrated and with running it gets worse. I carry a water bottle with me but usually end up throwing it during the run... on accident of course! Haha. So in order save me from losing my water bottle or chasing a water bottle down the road I would love to win this!

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  33. I usually just drink water during running, and will drink gatorade or other electrolyte drink after running and drink some chocolate milk post workout as well.

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  34. Water is my favorite way to stay hydrated is water!

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  35. I need this for my hubby. He doesnt have a hydration source for his runs.

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  36. favorite drink is water

    post run recovery drink is chocolate milk. yum!

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  37. I'm a GoLite facebook fan (randi schmid)

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  38. I like their BL-1 Shortsleeve Top in the maroon-ish color. But there is a lot I'd like to have LOL

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  39. I NEED this bottle because I have no other water bottle (save my son's Lightening McQueen one) to carry. This looks like one I could carry without dying. :D

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  40. http://twitter.com/sclubmama/status/12436520063

    I tweeted

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  41. I like water best for running. Post run I like a small amount of Gatorade but I am going to try chocolate milk (my husband swears by it I thought it was just his sweet tooth talking but so do the RLAM ladies).

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  42. I am already a fan of Golite on facebook!

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  43. My kids end up finding my water bottles and chew on the tops so they leak. I always need a bottle! I also need a new hiding spot!

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  44. I really like the clothing at Golite! They have a dress that is so awesome!
    http://www.golite.com/Product/ProdDetail.aspx?p=203007110#

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  45. I posted a link on my blog to this giveaway!

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  46. so far I like nuun the best since it has no sugar and I can drink it anytime and not have to worry about calories. Second I like the Clif shot electrolyte replacement drink in raspberry!

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  47. I need this bottle because I get dehydrated really easily! :P I sweat a lot (gross) and can never seem to keep enough water in me even on shorter runs

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  48. My favorite drinks are usually Powerade Zero, or G2, both are low or no calorie indulgences! Yum! :)

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  49. I'm a fan of GoLite on FB.

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  50. I'd love to try their Wildwood Trail Shortsleeve Run Top. It looks great and I love the UPF factor.

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  51. I put your giveaway up on my blog.

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  52. I'm a water girl - water before, during and after running. I will use a recovery drink after halfs, but otherwise just water.

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  53. I need this because I only have a hydration belt and most of my runs these days don't require so much water. I need something that I can carry with me through the summer months.

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  54. I'm already a follower of your blog! Yay!

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  55. I have added GoLite to my FB Fanpages!

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  56. I am already follow your blog!

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  57. Another GoLite product I'd be intereseted in is HydroSwift hydration pack, for the waist. :)

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  58. I'll NEED this bottle as I begin training for the RNR VA Beach Half Marathon...during the hot/humid summers of MD/DC area. :)

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  59. Your giveaway has been posted on my blog! :)

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  60. As of right now, my only source of hydration is water. I'm sure as I increase my mileage, I'll need to think about this more. :)

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  61. I really liked Green Wildwood Trail Shortsleeve Run Top. I need new running shirts.

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  62. I just declared my love for running a week ago. This love however is a rather restricted love. I don't have a lot of money to spend on my love and this water bottle could only strengthen my bond with running :)

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  63. Just tweeted on Twitter! @MistrTyler

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  64. I need this because I use the hip water pouch, but it bounces on my hips and drives me crazy. I have not been running with water because of this and Ive been getting really dry.

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  65. I drink water like crazy. I find this to be the easiest way for my body to be satisfied when thirsty. I've tried the sports drinks but end up only drinking half of it b/c it's too sweet. Water is my first choice.

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  66. I do not drink on my runs... not sure why... but after I stop, I drink INSANELY the rest of the day.

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  67. I am constantly afraid that I will have to pee... so I do not drink... I should though. I just drink WATER.

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  68. I too leave abottle of water at the end of my driveway. It would be nice to have water when my runs get longer and the weather gets warmer.

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  69. The Tilly Jane Run Skirt is very cool.

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  70. I posted this giveaway on my blog

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  71. I became a fan of GoLite on facebook

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  72. I would love to try the Tilly Jane Run Skirt

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  73. I need this water bottle because I don't have one for my long runs already

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  74. I linked to this giveaway on my blog

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  75. I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog

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  76. My favorite sports drink is Gatorade. Riptide Rush or Fruit Punch

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  77. I love the quality of Go-Lite products. Everything is so lightweight and wicks away sweat perfectly. I would love to have a Go-Lite visor!

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  78. I need this bottle, because I am really bad about not being fully hydrated when it's time to run. More than once, I have suffered running cramps as a result! I do have a camelbak that I love, but the Go-Lite water bottle would be a great option for shorter runs!

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  79. My favorite sports drink is fruit punch flavored Powerade. It's simple, but good!

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  80. I NEED this waterbottle because I cannot run without one! I never train without my handheld waterbottle!

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  81. Oooh! I love the GoLite hat in Orange and white!

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  82. My favorite way to hydrate is plain, old H2O.

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  83. I need this handheld because I am sick and tired of my hydration belt chaffing me!

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  84. I hydrate with Gatorade during long runs and water afterwards!

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  85. I hydrate with a gatorade/water mix or nuun.

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  86. I neeeeeeeeeeed this bottle because my big momma hips make my fuel belt bounce around and it's drives.me.crazy!!!

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  87. WOAH!! There's tons of people leaving comments!! I am a new follower and love reading your blogs and learning new things about running!!

    I am definitely in the market for a water bottle. I currently do not run with a belt or a water bottle so I am without hydration on my long runs as well.. Which can get to be very very tiring! If I am lucky enough to win this water bottle it will definitely be put to great use and I would be greatly greatly appreciated!! :)

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  88. I would like the mesh cap as well. I am a fairly new runner and don't have ALL the accessories yet :)!

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  89. I never carry hydration with me either, I would LOVE to win cause I NEED to start carrying it!!

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  90. Posted it on my blog @
    bobbie087.blogspot.com

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  91. I usually just go for plain ol water but I do enjoy Lemon Propel water!!

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  92. Posted :)
    http://kbrunsdisney.blogspot.com/2010/04/shes-at-it-again.html

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  93. I need this because I've hit the wall before because I went out for 16 miles without any fluids. Foolish. I know.

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  94. I want to try my hand at trail running and this top is the cutest.
    http://www.golite.com/Product/ProdDetail.aspx?p=204009110&mc=198&t=&lat=

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  95. Fav beverage is Gatorade's Cool Blue.

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  96. Totally non-running related, but I'd love the 3-Season Vario Semi-Rectangular - Regular Sleeping Bag :) Need a new one!

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  97. Why do I need this? In all honesty, I don't right now. I'm strugling with 30 minutes. HOWEVER, my ultimate goal is a marathon. So, I will NEED this soon (I hope)!

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  98. I linked to your giveaway on my sidebar!

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  99. I created a new post on my blog with a link to this giveaway. Thanks!

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  100. I am a water girl all the way! Occasionally I'll throw in a splash of red or blue gatorade after a longer run (more than an hour) but usually just stick with H20!

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  101. I'm a fan of GoLite on Facebook!

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  102. Non-running related, but I really like the Travel Lite messenger bag - would totally replace my work bag with that.

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  103. Why do I need this bottle? Because mine lied to me. It says there's a "pocket" to stash a gel in, but the pocket is so tiny it's impossible to stash anything in it except maybe a stone. This bottle looks like it has ample room for a gel and would mean I wouldn't have to run with a bottle in one hand and a gel in the other! :)

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  104. I stick to water, but every so often I like the lemon-lime Gatorade.

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  105. Just became a fan of GoLite on Facebook!

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  106. Travelite Messenger Bag is sweeeet!

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  107. I NEEEED this bottle because I have no idea where my other bottle is!!!!!

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  108. Favorite way to hydrate is with Coconut water...great natural way to replace eelectrolytes!

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  109. Okay. I'll join in on this giveaway. I'm a follower!

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  110. Just hit up their website. That Slipstream hydration pack looks like what I'm looking for. Where can I find their products to look at?

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  111. I need this bottle because I've just taken up trailrunning and will be running ultras later this year. There aren't drinking fountains or aid stations every mile when you're on the trail!

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  112. My fav drink for hydration is WATER!!!!!

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  113. Why wouldn't I want one of these?!? They look so useful and amazing!

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  114. my favorite for shorter runs is grape powerade/gatorade; for longer runs I like chocolate milk.

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  115. I NEED this water bottle because I run with my bottle in my hand and yesterday after my 50minute run my hand was cramping!!

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  116. My fave hydration is Coconut water, so refreshing!! or just plain water.

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  117. I like the BL-1 shortsleeve shirt. :)

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  118. I NEEEEED it cause I'm still trying to figure out what method for gettiing h2o is best for me while running.

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  119. I'm linking the giveaway on my blog!

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  120. My favorite drink is WATER! YUM!

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  121. I need this because I have just started to do a walk/jog training program and find I get very thirsty while I am doing the workout.

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  122. Just linked it on my blog! www.fitwithapurpose.com

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  123. I would like to try the cottonwood racerback run tank, they have a lot of great colors and it's pretty cool that it's made from recycled fabric.

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  124. I NEED this water bottle because I've never cared much for carrying things in my hands and I've heard such good things. Your review was great!

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  125. I usually try to rehydrate with Powerade or Gatorade after longer runs, but lately I've gotten into chocolate milk, which is super tasty! Otherwise just water, lots and lots of water.

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  126. Sorry its so late in your giveaway, but I linked it on my sidebar.

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  127. I have a Nathan bottle that I carry and I love it too. If it bothers my hand I can easily switch it to the other hand. Love having my own hydration with me, even during races.

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