Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wait, WHAT?

For those of you who don't know me very well, I have something to admit. I absolutely, cannot stand drinking plain water. I HATE IT! You can try to add citrus and ice, but I still know its just plain water. I refuse to drink it. Rarely do I even drink water after running. I would much prefer to put sparkling water in my bottle, but it would probably explode all over me while running....

Because of this, I am typically dehydrated. Don't get me wrong, I love sparkling water (really any brand, but specifically Cascadia or Talking Rain, even Perrier if I feel fancy) and Diet Coke and I live off of coffee, specifically lattes and drip coffee. You will usually find one of the below images on my desk or in my hand:

Needless to say, when I saw the amount of miles that I was running (and that I want to run more in the upcoming months) I need to change what I drink. I decided to dust the cobwebs off my water bottle and attempt to drink at least 2 bottles full of water per day. I know this doesn't seem like a lot, but that is a HUGE step for me. The past two days you could find this in addition to my coffee on my desk:

 Freebie water bottle from the Alki Beach 5k

At least its a start......does anyone actually like water?

Besides that, it is finally the END OF THE FISCAL YEAR! Woo hoo! I have been super busy the past 2 days, which means no running :( 2 days off doesn't seem like a lot, but I am itching to get a run in NOW. I can see the sun's reflection on the walls near my cube, and its just teasing me. Can I go home now?? I can't wait to put in a few miles tonight - I need to keep my mileage up!

Tap water image found here  
Talking Rain and Diet Coke image found here
Latte image found here


  1. Ha! I used to not drink water. I hated it. Then I only drank bottled. Now I'll drink filtered, but only if I can see the filter myself.

    As for the running skirts, I love them. They are all I ever wear. Literally, I have 13. Super comfortable and really cute. Plus you never get material bunches between the legs ... Definitely try one!

  2. No way! h2O definitely helps the running...keep it up and you'll be hydrated in no time!

  3. I do LOVE water. I am always thirsty.. I got your email....sorry busy week I will add you to the club no problem. FYI Fleet Feet is a running store in Bonney Lake. I am training with their Marathon training and 1/2 Marathon team. We meet in Orting at 8am on the weekends. It is GREAT! Email me if you want more info.

  4. I used to had the way water tasted. Now, if I don't drink enought I get really dehydrated. PARCHED. Now, I love water. Never was a soda drinker, though.

  5. Crystal Light SAVES ME. I'll have to run over to your cube and toss you a packet to try! Plus, I like it totally watered down, too.

    (OH! And I LOVE sparkling water after a run, or Sprite Zero...I thought I was weird...but now I'm not alone! WOOT!)

  6. i loooooooooooove bubbly waters. it is almost as bad as my m&m addiction. :)

    i don't mind regular water... but if it has the *slightest* "weird" taste i will not drink it.