Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Staying hydrated

We have been running 4 or 5 days a week. I am trying to build up to running a 5k without having to walk any of it. Since we can't have a water station on the course we laid out, we have to improvise. At the end of a 1.7 mile loop we take a break for water that we try to keep out of the direct sun. The only problem is we have to stop running to take a drink. Not sure that helps my running without walking or stopping.

We got our run in last night after the rain. We got .25 inches yesterday afternoon, lets hope we get a little more rain today.

I don't think something like whats going on in Bell, CA. could happen here, at least I hope it couldn't happen. Are cities in California required to post budgets online? People complain in Terrell, Texas about how tax money is spent, but they at least have the option to view and comment on the City budget. Here is the budget for 2009-2010 for Terrell. You like the picture on the cover?

I need to quit complaining about going to garage sales.

The Terrell Photo Walk Flickr group has over 225 pictures posted. Is there a winner in the bunch?

Memo to CBS: Enough of the Brandon and Rachel show. Big Brother is turning into Big Bore.


Olivier said...

bonne idee la cachette pour l'eau, mais maintenant tout le monde va le savoir et va te boire ton eau fraiche ;o)

Jacob said...

It sounds as though your training regime is working well. You can buy slim backpacks which carry water and have a thin hose so you can drink without stopping. I've never tried one, though.

B SQUARED said...

Keep one thing in mind, hydration starts the day before.

Rambling Round said...

That's a long way to run on a hot day with no water!

Small City Scenes said...

Couldn't you run in place while you get your water?
You MUST drink water while practicing. MB

I looked at all the posts I missed----excellent. MB

Tricia said...

Yeah yeah, get that thing Jacob suggests! Heheheee

Halcyon said...

Good luck with the running. I don't know how you and Brian do it - esp in the Texas heat. I'm tired just thinking about it!

Lynette said...

That water pack you wear on yourself as you run, bike is called a Camelback--my brother and his team of buddies who did triathlons almost 20 years ago got some of the early ones to test. My sons have them for long bike rides. You don't have to stop moving, according to them. I myself am always a fan, not a participant, so I don't have first hand knowledge to share.

What a fine photo on the front of the Terrell budget, Jim.

Glad you liked the pickup truck!

Gosh, my word verification letters actually spell No I Fix It. Never ever seen actual words spelled correctly that make a sentence. Sweet.

Lois said...

I like Jacob's idea too!