At work I keep a large jar of candy on my desk for coworkers to take. it’s how i make friends 😉 Yesterday, a coworker gave me a Swiss (haha totally just spelled that “Suisse”- the French way) chocolate because he says he’s always stealing mine. He had just gotten back from a work trip in Switzerland.
I asked Kyle if he would run with me after he got home from work. He said yes cause he’s a good sport. I really didn’t want to run yesterday, so that was an easy way to get my butt moving. I told him if he ran with me, we’d run to dinner and meet my parents and they would drive us home. food = good bribery.
I hadn’t drank much that day so I whipped out my newest purchase, Nuun!! I keep hearing about this from other runners and finally bought one when I picked up some gels. I got the watermelon flavor and now I know what the big deal is!
I HATTTEEE the taste of artificial sweeteners. This doesn’t have the nasty aftertaste! Soooo good. I want to go buy more watermelon before they run out (it’s seasonal).
The electrolytes that your body needs: Each tube of Nuun contains 12 tablets. Each tablet makes 16 oz. of Nuun, and delivers 360 mg Sodium / 100 mg Potassium / 25 mg Magnesium / 13 mg Calcium
Nothing that you don’t: Less than 1g of carbs, fewer than 8 calories. No sugar. No high-fructose corn syrup. No artificial flavors or colors.
I got all hydrated and what not and was ready to roll when Kyle got home from work.
It was only ~2 miles away, but I wanted to keep the run light because I had back issues the day before. We weren’t breaking any records here, but it was also dark and we had to run by the light of a flashlight.
We met my parents at El Nido, a Mexican restaurant. I finally remembered to take a photo of my food! But it is a horrible photo because we were outside and the lighting wasn’t great
Chicken breast cooked in mole sauce, served with rice and tortillas. So good.
When we got home from dinner I was freezing. You know that feeling when you’re hot and sweaty after a run/workout, and then you start to cool off but it’s cold outside so you just stay cold? So I made tea. Had to use my mom’s Tigger mug. It makes it taste better.
This morning I’m running a 6 mile taper run- aka don’t run fast. While I was hydrating, I snapped a couple pics.
My super sexy outfit
And I caught my cat, Skyler, scolding my dog, Sienna. Skyler (cat) often drinks out of Sienna’s (dog) water bowl. Actually Skyler (cat) has a bad habit of thinking any bowl/cup of liquid is hers. She’s gotten her head stuck in a couple of cups…
Anyways, Skyler (cat) was drinking out of Sienna’s (dog) water bowl this morning and Sienna wanted some. Sienna gently walked up and tried to get a sip, and Skyler bopped her on the head. Don’t worry, I shooed Skyler away…after laughing a bunch.
I’ll let you know how my run goes.
What do you like to hydrate with? Water, coconut water, and now Nuun!