I started my weekend with a wedding and ended with epic dehydration issues….all-in-all, a solid weekend.
Amanda and Ian’s wedding was absolutely gorgeous! So fun. And the food was awesome, as was the beer which I probably drank too much off. Great idea before a half-marathon.
I spent Saturday being mildly productive…cleaning, groceries, and grabbing my race bib from Meghan’s house. Ate dinner, ate salty chips, and went to bed feeling pretty excited for a fall-like race.
Holy humidity on Sunday! And I was the worst hydrator in the history of water. I didn’t feel that hot, so I just sipped some here and there which was STUPID since I was so sweaty that my pants were soaked through by mile 7. Too little too late. I finished, grabbed a Gatorade and banana before heading home to jump in the shower and head to McGillins for the Eagles, where I didn’t drink enough water for sure.
I left right after the game, grabbed a SmartWater from Walgreens, bought froyo (Whirled Peace is the best place in Philly, hands down) then went home and died a little. Seriously. I slept from 6pm-9pm, woke up, ate an english muffin, then went to bed for reals. It probably took me until 3pm yesterday to feel 100%. I am an idiot.
What I should have done:
1. Drank a lot more water on Friday night/Saturday.
2. Drank the ENTIRE Gatorade after the race as well as a lot more water.
3. Ate a real meal (not chili nachos).
4. Put down the beer.
5. MORE WATER.
Do as I say, not as I do.