Couch to 5k Challenge Day 11: Hydration takes some coordination

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Concerned about proper fluid intake prior to jogging, I headed over to the Runner’s World website prior to today’s jog to check out some articles on hydration. I was excited to learn that, according to this article on hydration myths, that coffee doesn’t cause dehydration. While it’s true that drinking coffee does make you need to, well, go, it  also makes you less likely to go later. In other words, it simply makes you need to go now rather than later, so you don’t lose more fluids in the long run. At least, that’s what the article says. But since I like what the article is saying, I won’t question too much.

The irony is that, while I was reading articles on hydration, I neglected to actually hydrate myself prior to my jog today. As a result, I experienced some massive calf cramps, which Web MD assures me is caused by dehydration.

I’m brilliant.

Today’s Workout

The workout: 5-minute warm-up walk followed by a 3 minute jog, 1:30 minute walk, 5 minute jog, 2:30 minute walk, another 3 minute jog, another 1:30 minute walk, another 5 minute jog. 5 minute cool-down walk.

Post-workout blood sugar: 163 mg/dl

 

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About Nel

As a graduate education student, I've come to the conclusion that teaching requires an addiction to caffeine. My favorite caffeinated beverages are coffee, tea, and diet Coke. And when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January 2012, I also came to the conclusion that living requires insulin. I blog about my busy life juggling graduate education courses, a teaching assistantship in my University's English department, and my recent type 1 diabetes diagnosis the The Clumsy Juggler. I do not live in New York City.

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  1. Pingback: Couch to 5K Challenge Day 25: Knowing When to Stop | The Clumsy Juggler

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