Last night I researched dehydration and how to prevent it. Sports drinks are the way to go. I then researched sports drinks. Most have artificial somethings in them – flavor, color, preservatives and other unpleasant surprises – so it looks like I will be making my own. I try to eat healthy and avoid anything processed or artificial. It’s not easy.
I have decided on the following recipe:
3 and ½ cups water
½ cup real orange juice
2 and ½ tablespoons sugar or honey
¼ teaspoon sea salt
a generous squeeze of lemon
Next Saturday I have a race – St. Patrick’s 4-Miler in Binghamton, NY. It’s only 4 miles so I should still be able to get in my long run on Sunday to test our my hydration concoction.
It was just over a year ago that I started running and I’m still proud of the day that I managed to run this entire street without stopping. The distance was 0.7 miles. I then had to rest for a few minutes before I turned around and ran back. That was the day I declared myself a runner and now here I am seeing 4 miles as a relatively short race.
It’s all good.