kerc--it sounds like you're ready to justify another skirt purchase.
JayGee-that's so frustrating! It happens here too. I'll delay a run because I think it's going to rain and doesn't, but of course if I head out on the run it does. That's how I ended up riding in the rain to school pick-up on Wednesday.
ND--congrats on your 20K with such an awesome time!
about your swim pass story!
mama_y_sol - I use a couple of different kinds. My favorites are by Ultimate Direction. I have the women's Strider and that's what I usually use. For longer runs where there aren't water fountains to refill my bottle, I have one of the waist packs with a 26 oz bottle that also has a smaller, 10ish oz bottle for the front and a gel thingy. It's kind of like their Solitaire. I just looked on their website and I'm not sure they carry what I have anymore, but the Solitare looks pretty nice. I love my Strider though. And recently I just got a Nathan 2-bottle belt. What I like about that: that I can get either of the bottles out and back in one-handed, and that the pocket is big enough for my phone, some gels, my keys, etc. It's not my favorite though.
BTW, if you get a fuel belt make sure that you can get the bottles in and out easily. I was going to get one, until I realized that it was a struggle (for me) to get the bottles out or in without using both hands. And, the little pocket on it wouldn't even hold my very tiny cell phone either. Also, make sure that your elbows won't hit the bottles when you run. I've noticed that on some packs too, unless I can wear it low enough on my waist.
bec--yay for such a great run!
Hmm, would it be insult to injury to wear them when I see you for dinner this week?
If it makes you feel better, I'm telling myself that my new bike stuff will make me look fast even if I'm still averaging a pathetic 8-10 mph.
On biking, I'm sure your speed will come back because you, unlike me, are fast!
RR: ran 3 after dinner with the double jogger. R's been in tears every morning this week, and today may have been too much for her. My city is celebrating its centennial and one of the buildings up on a high hill had an open house where they let you go up the tower and check out the 360-degree view. It was awesome. So we did that and then the three of us packed up and went to a birthday party this afternoon. The breakdown hit after dinner, when she wanted to go running with me and help DH mow the lawn, simultaneously. She was wailing so loudly that I told her to get in the stroller so she could calm down. It worked (just like when she was a baby!) but bedtime was ugly. She's so overtired, and despite being put to bed at 8:15, she was still awake at 9:15 mostly due to being difficult.
Both kids are asleep now, so I really need to get back to grading (ugh).