I decided to wear my hydration belt for the 15K. I was so happy I did. It was great to be able to drink when I wanted to drink, instead of when there was an aid station. I was able to cruise right through the aid stations and avoid bottle-neck. My bottles are way easier to drink from than a paper cup anyway. I can drink on the run and I get to drink stuff I like. I carried one bottle of water and one bottle of Ultima. The other two holsters were empty.
Well.....at around mile 7, I was getting really hot and sweaty. I decided that I didn't want to waste the bit of water I had left so I grabbed a cup to pour down my back. It felt good, until I looked in the cup to drink the remainder and saw that it was ORANGE. OMG... I just doused myself in GATORADE! The guy running next to me either saw me do it or heard me exclaim after my realization and handed me a full cup of water (in the same type of cup btw!!). I poured it down my back to attempt to rinse off the sticky mess that I had made.
I am sure I am not the first person to bathe in Gatorade on a hot day. It doesn't help when a race only uses one type of cup. I had to laugh when I did it..... and I knew I would tell the story here!