Saturday, July 22, 2006

That's some high quality H2O

Today while running on some gnarly trails, I was soooooo dehydrated. I really needed the waterboy to help me! I have had this feeling before while running but usually it is while I am running on the streets and I am from a small town and know about half the town and have ventured onto friends' property to suck down as much water from their hose as I can! I have even been dehydrated in the winter on long runs. Last winter I sucked right from the spicket of my son's friend home and he thought it was hilarious when I told him the story when I got home.

Today was a different story, no house with a hose nearby, just a huge body of water that I couldn't drink! I started the run feeling tired, but happy to be with friends. By about mile three, I could feel an even stronger fatigue. By about mile five, my clothes were soaked and my mouth was completely dry. We have a tradition that we have to spit from a bridge when we pass by it and I could only summon a few drops! Finally at mile seven, we stopped running in the woods and passed through our friend's house with a cold, lovely, clear, high quality H20. It was almost as good as....chocolate!

It was amazing how my body felt after being rehydrated. Energy back, muscles primed and ready for the last mile, I was able to finish with my head held high! But I felt the effects of dehydration all day though. My muscles were very tired as was my spirit. I took a nice nap this afternoon and treated myself to a hunka chunka peanutbutter fudge ice cream cone BEFORE dinner. And guess what this little piggy-runner had for dinner??? Boiled lobster drenched in butter, corn on the cob, baked potato, steamers, and a little tiny salad. I might even have dessert after I am done blogging! LIFE IS GOOD!

4 comments:

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

LOL! Makes me think of that Bare Naked Ladies song that has the line "take a drink right from the hose". Back in the day when I wasn't afraid of a bug that crawled up the the hose!

Michelle said...

it was a great run despite the humidity and dehydration. i know i was ready for a drink after 8 and i also felt sluggish the rest of the day. no nap for me unfortunately!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

lobster!!! My fav.

Jank said...

Drinkin' from the hose - Had one of the boy's friends turn up his nose at the prospect. Poor kid, growing up thinking that water comes in plastic instead out of spigots...

MMMM, need to stop and pick up a clam bake this weekend. Can't beat it.