Running in Delhi’s killer summer heat means that hydration is beyond a must. It is, without exaggeration, a lifesaver.
I usually run with a handheld water bottle, but it doesn’t hold enough for the searing temperatures these days, so I have switched to using my Kalenji 2L backpack, and what an all round improvement.
Firstly, I have way more water available, but almost as importantly, because I’m not gripping a bottle, I am running more relaxed.
I set out every morning at about 5.30/5.45 at which time I don’t need my cap, so into the pack it goes.
A small snack – inside the pack.
My mobile phone goes into a zipped compartment, accessible from both sides, and the head-phones have their own exit. Way safer than having the phone in my hand.
Can’t think why I haven’t been using this backpack every day. Certainly makes for more streamlined running.
I bought the backpack myself, and told no one that I blog.
Actually I lie. Technically, one of my running group, Samiksha Mehra, bought it for me from Decathlon in NOIDA. (All of which is to say that no one had/has any idea that I blog!)