With warmer weather right around the corner, the amount of water I drink has been on my mind more than usual. Drinking water is probably the single most common thing I recommend to all of my clients. One thing that everyone has in common, regardless of their fitness goals, is that they need water to properly function. Another thing that most people have in common is that they don't drink enough of it. Water makes up over 60% of the body. THAT'S MOST OF THE BODY PEOPLE. And here we are, living in a world where water is the 2nd most popular beverage. Behind soda. WHAT. That's a scary bit of trivia folks. We all know that water is import to drink, but sometimes we fail to see the value in drinking enough, or fail to have a strategy that makes getting enough a possibility. I'm here to share with you both how to get enough, and why it's so important.
Recently, I've been making strides to try to be more conscious of what I put in my body, and of the waste I produce. So, I've been attempting to make most of the food I normally buy myself, not only to have control the things that I put in my body, but also to reduce my garbage output in the way of containers and wrappers (mason jars are my new best friend).
With the 2016 OCR season ramping-up, and my first race of the season less than two months away, the height of my training has me thinking about why I even participate in this sport in the first place. When I tell people that I do Obstacle Course Races, and explain to them exactly what that entails, a common response that I get is, "why would you do that?" to which I generally respond, "because it's fun". But OCR is so much more than that to me. It's taught me things and shaped me into a person that I never would have learned or become without it. So, without any further ado, here is #WhyIRace.