Instead of a Wordless Wednesday this week, we’re going with a different W that I don’t talk about on here a lot.
I don’t know about you, but I drink a TON of water. I mean, about 100 oz or more per day. It started as a habit when I first started Weight Watchers years ago, but now it’s just normal.
How, you might be wondering, do I drink that much water and manage a teacher’s schedule? Teachers develop this thing called “teacher bladder.” I’ve pretty much trained myself to make it from prep period to prep period without a problem… and now you know too much about me.
I have quite a collection of water bottles too. I have a purple Nalgene bottle, a printed aluminum bottle from Old Navy, a glass bottle that the Yoplait people sent me, and a few random plastic ones. I’ve always coveted Camelbak water bottles and packs, but I’ve never owned my own.
So, when the people at Camelbak offered to send me a new Groove bottle to try out, how could I say no??
It arrived yesterday, and I quickly assembled it. A water bottle that requires assembly? What? Yeah, the Groove bottle has an internal filter to guarantee “great tasting water anywhere.” And, it has this cool bite valve that makes it super easy to drink more water.
I brought it to work with me to really test it out. See? It had a fun day on my desk.
It’s 600 mL, or about 21 oz, and I really gave it a full trial run today. I sent my students to fill it up at the “gross” water fountain. You know the one I’m talking about. Every school had one. The one with the kinda warm, not so refreshing, very metallic-tasting water that most kids avoid like the plague. I sent them there to see if the filter actually worked… and by George it did! The water from the nasty drinking fountain tasted just as good as the filtered water from the water cooler!
And, by the way, my normal 100 oz. was upped to 120 today, simply because the bite valve was fun to drink out of. Don’t ask about how the teacher bladder handled that…
Since they rock, the people at Camelbak offered to give one of you your very own Groove water bottle! It might be pink like mine, or maybe blue… or grey… I really like my pink one though!
To enter, simply leave me a comment answering one (or both) of the following two questions:
- How much water do you typically drink in a day?
- Where was the “nasty” water fountain in your school growing up?
For an additional entry, “like” Camelbak on Facebook and come back and leave a second comment that you’ve done so.
Winner will be announced Friday evening, April 29.
Good luck, and happy hydrating!