I am so THIRSTY! I cannot stop drinking water. Itâ€™s like a desert in the back of my throat!
Iâ€™ve really taken Century training (I have a 100-mile bike race on May 23) up a notch in the last two weeks, and I feel permanently parched. Iâ€™ve been chugging water like itâ€™s my job, and all signs point to me being in the clear (if you know what I mean). But the THIRST! The raging thirst!
Do you think this could be an electrolyte imbalance? Perhaps Iâ€™ve been sweating too much in hot yoga? I am a very salty sweater. I get rings of salt on my shorts and my headband. Maybe I need to take salt tablets on long bike rides? Or pour more salt onto my veggies?!
Speaking of sweating, I met Megan for a 5.35 mile run this afternoon.
We met at our old marathon training stomping grounds! Oh, we met many times at 6 AM in this one Publix parking lot for long, long training runs.
Itâ€™s a beautiful path:
And it was a perfect day! I finished 5.35 miles in 56 minutes and change.
Earlier today, I got a lot of work doneâ€¦
Guess what Iâ€™m brainstorming about?!
While thinking (and talking aloud), I snacked on a Green Monster. Iâ€™ve been slacking on my spinach intake, and this tasted so delicious! It contained 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana, and 2 cups raw spinach. I PROMISE they taste good!
I also had some chocolate:
Post-run, I came back to the apartment and discovered that Hus had made dinner. He cooked up whole wheat pasta with alfredo sauce, kidney beans, and broccoli.
Butâ€¦ this was not nearly enough food for me, so I went back into the kitchen and had a big bowl of shredded wheat, cinnamon, honey, and almond milk.
Any advice for my thirst issues? Are you a thirsty athlete, too? This has just come up in the past few days, and Iâ€™ve never encountered this problem before!
Edited: I am still hungry and now Iâ€™m snacking on blue corn chips. Salt, anyone?