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Improvised Handheld Hydration

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Post  Kevin L Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:04 pm

As I battled the the heat today during my long run, I got pretty irritated with holding my water bottle on one hand, and my singlet on the other (I peel my shirt off if it's completely drenched). So I had a little light bulb moment to come up with something that would solve this problem.

Step 1: Put the water bottle through the two openings for arms on the singlet.
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Step 2: With the remaining of the singlet, wrap around your wrist, then around the bottom of the bottle.
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Step 3: Thread the end of the singlet through the loop around your wrist and pull to tighten it.
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Step 4: Adjust to your liking. You can put your thumb in, or leave it out of the singlet.
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Step 5: Results may vary - but keep running.

Being the cheap ass that I am, I've been refusing to buy a handheld strap for the longest time. But I think I'll adapt to this strategy from now. Although I don't know if this will work with anything other than singlets.
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Post  Schuey Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:17 pm

Shit I wish you would had posted this a couple of weeks ago. I finally went out and bought a handheld water bottle thing. Normally I don't have to worry about it on the lakefront path due to water fountains and rest areas. With doing more trail running I had to do something cause I hate holding the thing in my hand! Great idea Kevin.
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Post  Tim C Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:41 pm

Great idea!

You could also try these little straps. Can't beat the price.

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Post  Kenny B. Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:50 pm

Kevin you hot too much time on your hands... go run more.

Very resourceful. I live the photos. some good stuff.
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Post  carleenp Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:23 am

Awesome!
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Post  Nick Morris Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:47 am

MacGyver would be proud Smile
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