Thursday, September 04, 2008

Not enough

Like Dave Matthews, I sometimes eat too much, but unlike the musical hero of the Abercrombie & Fitch generation, I apparently don't drink enough. That seems to be the consensus among the hydrationally-educated ones around me after an evaluation of my water/juice/milk/occasional beer method of fluid replacement. Mix in a less-than-adequate sodium intake, chronically tight leg muscles and an alignment even Midas would have trouble getting straight and apparently you've got a recipe for disaster.

Well, disaster struck on Monday, so the past few days have been focused on getting the relief effort off the ground. It started with introducing some massage, moved on to making some changes in my hydration practices and will continue tomorrow with some structural work on my fragile frame.

I've been running easy the past few days and so far, so good, but with a little less than 7 weeks to go until Bay State I really want to make sure I cover all my bases in order to avoid any future cramps, catastrophes or crapping out in general.

Is that too much to ask?


Di said...

Hi Mario! I hope your hydration/massage/various other therapies are helping with the hammy! I'm sure you will be all good to go come Bay State. Are the rumors true that you are booking your flights out here for early October??? I sure hope so! :) Talk to you soooooon!

JARRIN said...

Ultima ended all my hydration issues. I swear by it. Even if they did change their logo mascot to some goofy mouse.

That Runner Chick said...

i have an entire box of endurolytes neither one of us use!! i cant imagine it would help in a race shorter than a half, but they are yours if you want to try!