MarathonMaiden's Blog

May 14, 2009

Hiiiiiiiiiidration

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — marathonmaiden @ 22:18

Seems to me that I have a problem hydrating myself properly.  Sure, I drink ~100 oz of fluid a day (in various forms such as water, milk, juice, tea and diet coke with lime) but I tend to drink most of it from around dinner onwards.

I don’t know why I do this to myself.  I am always thirsty in the morning and afternoon and yet I just ignore it because I’m doing other things.  During the semester it was school or lab work and now that the summer’s here (and its even more important to hydrate well since the temps and humidity are rising) I’m still so bad at it.  I’ve gotten head rushes in the morning more times than I care to say because of it.

Why is this you might ask? Gooooood question.  I don’t have the answer. Well, actually I know that now I’ve replaced school work with research for my internship but that’s no excuse! I keep a water bottle at my side all the time and yet, I rarely drink out it! Or at least until nighttime.  Then I drink so much fluid that I feel like my kidneys won’t be able to keep up being so overworked.

I mean, I know that over the course of the entire day I’m hydrated but it’s not very even at all.  I don’t think that’s  good thing.  I pledge to become better about it! Let’s see if I stick with it.

Running today went really well.  I did 74 minutes in a national park near my house.  It was so beautiful! And very historic.  Made me wish that I was a history major instead of physics.  But only for a minute.  I love learning about history but I don’t think I could ever dedicate my life to it.  My knees started to act up around 60 minutes but since it was an out and back run I had to get back to my car and running was the fastest way to do that!

Overall I think I’m on the cusp of being totally recovered.  Today felt fast and strong even though it was still slightly slower than where a “normal” run would be.  My pace has gone from shuffle to where it is now pretty quickly as it’s only been 11 days since the marathon and I’m close to pre-marathon easy pace.  I think just a few days to a week max and I’ll be back to zooming along 🙂

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