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.