Trail Running and Hydration

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday! Thank you for making an appearance this week.

I am feeling stupendous after a long trail run yesterday evening!


Yesterday after work I decided that it would be a perfect evening to get in a long run. I ended up running from about half way to Redmond from Issaquah and back. I thought Redquah would be a good nickname. Super unique huh? 😉

The entire run was mostly on a trail that went along Lake Sammamish. I was able to capture some beautiful and interesting pictures.

004Flat as a pancake. Just how I like em’. Well, at least for a portion of my run.

003Random rusty car? I mean if you have been on this trail then you know most of the homes along the trail are worth millions. To see this was quite confusing…

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At the half way point, I found some covered picnic tables. I had no idea they were here. Great place to stretch real quick and enjoy the view.

006I tried using this little guy for the first time. I’ve never ran holding a water bottle before. I was skeptical. I am used to carrying one thing, my arm band with my iphone inside. That is it!

I’ll admit, I hated it for the first few miles. My hand felt constricted and I kept focusing on the damn water bottle. After mile 4, I began to find it useful, because I was thirsty. Go figure right? 80 degrees out and not thirsty?



Fits my hand pretty well. A friend from the gym actually gave me his Nathan Handheld Water Bottle.

He never used it and he remembered me talking about wanting to try one. I am so thankful!


Nathan Sports is known for having some of the best selling hydration devices. Go check them out for yourself!

Overall, will I use the Nathan Handheld Water Bottle? YES! I need to make sure that I stay hydrated during my long runs in the heat. I don’t want to drop dead somewhere from lack of H2O!



Do YOU run with a handheld water bottle?

How much WATER do you drink each day?

XO, Tara

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  1. I think I would feel the same way with a little water bottle in my hand, but I guess it’d be useful when you’re thirsty! I don’t ever run long enough to warrant bringing water with me, but if I did run longer, I’m sure I’d have to find something like a handheld water bottle.

  2. Hi I’m new to your blog! I wish I had trails like that to run. I love running out by myself. Usually I don’t have the energy for an 11 mile run after work so you must be a rockstar 🙂 What are you training for?

  3. That’s a good idea for the water bottle! I haven’t been running much lately, but when I was training for races at school I would map my runs to be sure I had places with water fountains to stop at because I hate running with a water bottle. That little handheld one looks like a good solution!

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