Thank you OWATER!
A couple of weeks ago I ran the Cambridge 5-miler to get my race mojo running. At the end, reps were handing out OWATER, an electrolyte drink. I studied the label (I apparently remain obsessed with label reading, even when sweaty and tired), liked what I saw (no nasty preservatives or artificial sweeteners), took two bottles (lemon line and strawberry pomegranate), and enjoyed them that afternoon. So much so that I proceeded to hunt down the brand at Whole Foods (I was thrilled to discover they offer a coconut flavor…I’m obsessed with all things coconut) and have been rehydrating with OWATER post-run since.
Given that I’ve been stepping up my training, today I decided to hop onto the OWATER website to see if I could buy in bulk. And while I was clicking around, I learned that they are local, right here in Concord, MA. I love when I learn that awesome products I already dig are local. It seemed a little fateful actually, so I decided to reach out and see if OWATER would consider hydrating our team for The Relay.
And they will be! And here’s why I’m especially grateful:
I’m a bit of a creature of habit and have been trying to mentally prepare myself for the fact that there will be a lot of “new” to The Relay: new routes (3 of them, actually), new people (fellow EBR runners I have not yet met), new times of day (um, running in the pitch black of night), new gear (running with a headlamp on in said pitch black of night), not to mention the new challenge of running 3 legs within the span of 30-36 or so hours, after flying across the country.
So suffice to say I will be taking great comfort in the familiar: my running clothes, my running shoes (two of the same pair), my clunky old stopwatch, my running buddies (the ones I know + my soon to be BFFs), and yes, my OWATER.
Thank you OWATER for hydrating Team Eat. Blog. Run. for The Relay You guys rock!