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The importance of water

Sunday, May 04, 2014

I am back trying so hard to get back into shape. It has really been challenging for me to keep at it. I skip too many days and I know that in order for me to be successful, I have to move every day. Did I hear me?? EVERY DAY! So Yesterday, I went for a bike ride. It has been two weeks since I have been on my bike and I thought I should still do my 12 mile loop. Oh! Did I mention it was 100 degrees in Phoenix yesterday? I am new to Phoenix and still learning tips for living here. (don't get me wrong- so far, I love it.) So, I was riding my bicycle and after about 8 miles, I was really pushing. breathing hard. pushing some more. At mile 11, I was shaking, weak, out of breath, and had goose bumps. I had to call my husband when I was about 1 mile from home. I am going to buy one of those backpack water packs. I won't do that again- I recovered fine after about 48 oz of water. As the weather gets warmer everywhere, remember the water! (and if you have time to give me an occasional kick in the butt, I would appreciate it. thanks!)
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  • no profile photo CD4638155
    When it's 100 degrees, the best way to get water into your workout is to jump in it! Welcome to the Water Aerobics Team! emoticon
    2515 days ago
  • STEVEN2GO2
    A valuable lessened learned though in a very uncomfortable way and most likely frightening too. I am glad you were smart and called your husband, the dehydration WAS an emergency situation! I am happy you recovered quickly during re-hydration! I never had a water pack pack, but my cousin Michele who hikes and bikes swears by hers!

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    2545 days ago
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