So I took the new handheld water bottle out for a bridge run and I can officially say I hate it. By the end I was alternating holding hands every 5 seconds. It was killing me. Did I love having water while I was running? Yes, but clearly this is not the hydration system for me. So, I'm going back on the hunt for a water belt.
Also, I've decided that I'm addicted to 24SET, the step/weights class. I went twice this week with two different instructors and I'm enjoying the challenge. It's definitely still hard and I'm trying to figure out the correct weight to use on different moves, and I did take away one step which has helped a lot with my knees. But I think this is the perfect way for me to get in my strength training since I'm so incredibly intimidated by the machines, and I feel like I get a complete workout in 45 mins. I think next week I'll try to add the step back.
The weather has cooled a bit, and the warm summer nights are becoming more enjoyable and less oppressive. Though my fashion magazines are featuring the fall trends of sweaters, tights, layers, and new coats, I'm going to search for a few light and flowy dresses to enjoy our extended summer season.