In my email this morning was my weekly
come on newsletter from Active.Com for Women. I assume the gents didn’t get this bit of news and that many of the women reading this blog are also not subscribers so I wanted to pass it on because it confirms something I’ve always believed. When all is said and done, listen to your body.
The Article is called The New Rules of Hydration and discusses the veracity of the current conventional wisdom on hydration. The biggest problem with conventional wisdom is that it often changes. It’s a very good read and applies to both genders and hopefully the men don’t need a secret decoder ring to view it.
It has information under headings like:
Old: Drink ahead of your thirst.
New:Drink according to your thirst.
but then there is this:
Old: Use either a sports drink or water for hydration.
New: Use a sports drink instead of water.
So it isn’t perfect because if I drank only a sports drink for hydration I’d spend most of my run hurltilizing the local flora. In spite of its lack of perfection the article comes highly recommended.
In other news:
I almost had to write a post called “Plastered to my Bed” about how much I didn’t want to get up this morning. I only have to run 5 miles which is a piece of cake at this point but for some reason I just don’t want to. I will, though and because I really don’t want to it will probably be a great run. It always seems to go that way.
Or I might have written a post called ‘This Little Piggy” about my out of control eating yesterday. I swam 2300 meters, many of them faster than I wanted to and when I swim like that my appetite goes astral on me. I should probably follow swims like that with a run just to set my body right. I could not stop thinking about food all day. After swimming I ate the following:
wait, wait, wait to eat more…….. (it seemed like forever)
[suppress desire to become a panty piranha… Oh when can I eat again… Oh please – I want to eat!]
[wait hours for a respectable dinner time… oh please let me eat again… please??!!]
Number 1 reason to run and cycle – Avoiding ‘This Little Piggy’ syndrome.
I love swimming but I MUST learn to manage my post-swim appetite better. Does anyone else have that problem?