Have I really not posted since Friday? Wow… I guess school really is back in session. I’m thinking about writing up “A Day in the Life of a Krzyzewskiville Resident” is this something you all would be interested in reading? Well, thought I’d give some tips and advice here today about water bottles.
I’ve reviewed a couple different water bottles here and I have at least 1 or 2 more planned for the next couple months. My favorite bottle to use around campus is the Camelbak Podium Big Chill because of how easy it is to use. However, for running I generally use my Nathan Quickdraw Plus from Medoc. Before about 2 weeks ago, I almost exclusively ran with water. Sometimes I’d use Nuun, but for the most part, good ol’ H2O was my beverage of choice for exercising.
Now that I’ve started to use chia fresca, I got a rather rude awakening the other day about cleaning water bottles. I generally clean my water bottles about once or twice a month. Because I generally drain them during workouts and workout every day or two, they don’t have take for the water to really make anything nasty. However, the other day I went to fill up my bottle and realized there were a couple chia seeds that I missed which appeared to have begun to grow a bit mold. Needless to say, the next 20 minutes were spent doing a thorough cleaning of the bottle. Then at the end I put a bit of dish soap in the bottle with a small amount of water, and shook the bottle til the soapy foam covered all the surfaces. I then let that sit for about 90 minutes while I did my run. After running, I cleaned out the soapy foam, and let the bottle air dry. Now, I’m getting the habit of using soap in my water bottles after each and every run as well as being very sure that no lingering chia seeds stay in the bottle.
Also as a result of this I’ve switched to mainly using the Clean Bottle for running. Have you ever had a water bottle scare like this when you forgot to clean them? What do you do now to keep your bottles clean?