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Day 3: The Other Side of Hydration

Water, Water, Everywhere, but man I gotta pee.

In one easy sentence therein lies the downside of hydration. I mean, I’ve done this before and I knew what was going to happen if I drastically increased my H2O intake. Unfortunately, knowing is not coping.

So, today I went for 6 miles at about 11:45 am. Shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Well, it is if you’ve already consumed 70 oz of water. There are runs you could take where having to pee three times wouldn’t be a big deal and there are runs where finding a place to go ONCE would be a monstrous challenge. Today, was the latter. The answer? The answer is better planning of the delicate balance between run, water, pee. 

I have the evening nailed. I tend to stop drinking around 6:30 pm and generally make it through the night without incident. So, it’s just a mater of properly managing the run with the hydration. I’ll get it. Is this getting too personal? We’re all runners here, right?

In other news, the meditation thing is getting much more comfortable, but the yoga on day 3 has hit the wall. My body parts this morning were saying, “Hey, we know what you’re trying to do here, but NO, we’re tight and tired and we like it that way.” Knowing as I do the tight gap between gotta and wanna, I press on.

Had a very rough day running yesterday. My knee actually buckled out from under me three times. The first was bad enough that a passerby biking lady asked if I was okay. Hmmmm, I’ve been better. 

So everything else is great. I won’t do a weight check until Sunday but am optimistic about the week’s results. 

Much to be grateful for, and I am.

Run on.