Gotta hydrate!!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m terrible when it comes to drinking water!

This bad habit caught up with me on my morning run. I did something I NEVER do during runs: I stopped at a drinking fountain! My mouth was so dry, I had to get a drink of water asap.

Since I run in the mornings, I have very little time to hydrate before my runs. Usually I only have a few sips of water before I head out. But, I need to get better about drinking water at nights so I’m hydrated enough!

Dehydration can have nasty side effects, such as fatigue and slower metabolism. It’s especially important for athletes to stay hydrated!

I’m going to start making myself more accountable! I already downloaded an app (there’s an app for EVERYTHING!) and set a goal to drink a gallon a day.

The app is called Waterlogged. It’s pretty awesome.

The stationary goal is 64oz per day, but you can change it if you want. You can also set up time goals that encourage you to drink water throughout the day!

I’ve had to pee after every class period. I know, TMI, but I’ve been doing so good!! Yay for hydrating!!

If you read Hungry Runner Girl’s blog, you know that she discovered an awesome invention. I need to get one of my own! It’s an insulated cup that has measurement lines that divide the day into two hour time periods. So, it tells you how much water you should drink by certain times. What an awesome way to keep you accountable!

 You can order one here!

I have to point out the fact that tomorrow is May. I know, it’s shocking. I got that wake-up call this morning. AP students had to go to a bubbling session and fill out information for the upcoming tests. My AP Lang test is in less than two weeks! AHHHH!!!

On the bright side, summer is within reach! It’s getting closer every day 🙂

How about you?

  • Are you good about hydrating? How much water do you drink a day?
  • What’s the coolest health/fitness invention you’ve heard of?
  • What’s your favorite time of year? (I’m torn. I love the winter because of the holiday spirit but I also love summer because no school is pretty darn awesome!!)

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