If you are a fan of the Another Mother Runner podcast (and we met SO many of you at our booths last weekend at Chicago and Hartford marathon expos--love you all!!), you might recall my story about drinking from a found-by-the-side-of-the-road Aquafina bottle out of desperation on a hot, humid run. Pretty sure I shared that sad tale in summer 2013, and gals still mention it in conversation. (Which makes me laugh every.single.time.)
Fast forward to Found Water Bottle 2.0: On Saturday at our Chicago Marathon expo booth, a customer left a Nuun water bottle at our booth. We tucked it aside, in hopes the owner would return for it. Nope, the half-full bottle was still there when we were frantically breaking down our booth. I couldn't bear to throw away a perfectly good (and cute!) water bottle, and I didn't think it was right to pour Nuun into our cardboard trash can. I'll give you one guess what I did next.
Yup: I chugged the Grape Nuun, and packed that puppy into a box o' merch. Let the record show, at least I removed the top before quaffing it and the thought, "it might be poisoned!" did flicker through my tired brain, but I drank it regardless. Given how much gals seem to marvel at my original water bottle store, I just had to share this most recent one.
And it seems appropos as we are giving away three water bottles today. No, not used ones, but brand-spanking-new Ultimate Direction hand-helds called Fastdraw 20 Extreme. As its name implies, this handy (tee-hee) bottle lets you carry 20 ounces of your favorite fluid while you run without having to clutch a bottle in a deathgrip. Instead, the adjustable hand strap lets you cinch the bottle to your hand, which you can then relax without fear of dropping the bottle. A large pocket holds most smart phones, along with keys, ID, and a GU or two. The true genius of the Fastdraw 20 Extreme is it is insulated, perfect for running and racing this time of year: In a warm race, it'll keep your Nuun chilled; on a chilly run, you can carry along the hot beverage of your choice. (Hmmm, cocoa versus chai: a whole new running debate.) I know I'll be putting in a lot of miles with a Fastdraw 20 Extreme strapped to my hand while I'm training for Boston 2016.
Several lucky ladies will also be enjoying an Ultimate Direction Fastdraw 20 Extreme as we are giving away three in today's Hump Day Giveaway. To get your hands on one, tell us what hot or cold drink you'd put in the Fastdraw 20 Extreme to drink on a run. Click on the Comments ribbon under this post on our site, and you'll be entered to win one of three Fastdraw 20 Extremes. Cheers!
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on10/14/15 and ends on 10/20/15. We will announce three random winners on our Facebook page on 10/22/15, as well as notifying the winners by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize is $32.95. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.