Thursday, June 12, 2008

I heart nuun

In case you don't live here, or you haven't read about the Festival of Flowers race day conditions, or you don't watch the national weather... let me tell you: it's been HOT down (or up, depending on where you're located) in these parts.

Summer introduced itself FULL force - and my body has responded, by sweating. And I sweat, heavily, there is no glistening or glowing about it. When I started running for exercise (college - Athens, GA), I had no idea my body could produce enough sweat to actually SOAK every stitch of apparel I had on. I'd finish a run looking as though I'd jumped in a lake, shoes and all. What's a girl to do with clothes so wet you could wring 'em out?! Well, that's when I began showering with my running clothes on. Strange, you say?

It was either shower with the nasty clothes on - and at least provide an initial rinse - or build a pile of gross running stuff that was liable to grow visible mold in less than 24 hours. (I'm single and I don't have kids, so I'm not about to start doing laundry on a daily basis).

Since college, I've actually learned a thing or two about hydration. After running miles around Athens, in the heat/hills/humidity, I'd down a bottle of water... then wonder why, later that day, I felt like I was going to die.

Now, I take a more proactive approach. Thank you nuun. I can sit at my desk all day and enjoy nice flavors (citrus fruit is my favorite)... without the calories or sugar found in other sports drinks. Then, during training, I can add nuun to my other mixes. (or for a Super Duper pick-me-up, try mixing Burn with nuun! Sally and I call it an energy elixir)

I used to suffer from horrible foot/toe cramps during swimming. But, by drinking a bottle w/ nuun before the workout - I'm able to kick hard without cramping up. Like I said, I heart nuun.


Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

How about just popping a Nuun in your mouth just for old time's sake? Ha! That should be intense. NEVER AGAIN, my friend! Nuun IS good stuff. LOVE IT!

You have no idea how much I would LOVE to join you open water swimming... that would be great. How about you come on down to Pensacola and you can help me in my cluster of a lane? Strength in numbers, I tell ya!

Sally said...

I'm with you on the Nuun.

Love, Mom
ps... and thank you for the nice post on Worlds!


Eileen Swanson said...

Nice pics! Cute suit!


Hart said...

i heart nuun too.

sweet tatoos!

Train-This said...

You know you are a true NUUN when you can eat one straight!

sunshine said...

Hmmm... I'll have to try it! Hot weather and wicked humidity hit hard (and earlier than normal) this summer.

Anonymous said...

BRING ON THE HEAT. All we have in IL is rain!! Even our annual swim race (OW) is cancelled for tomorrow. BOO HOO! CUTE pics. Keep posting pics of you swimming in OW to MAKE sure you are doing it! haha ;) Jen H.

Kellye Mills said...

I need to try this nuun stuff! I've yet to try it, but heard great stuff! And YEAH for Sally!! She is amazing!!

I've been super crazy, busy as well... so no worries about getting with me! :) And of course with this weekend being Father's Day we're all booked up. But I'll let you know what I've got going on next weekend or soon and we'll figure something out. My email is just so you have it!