Friday, August 23, 2013
I'm a Guzzler
But, it's all I think about when I've forgotten my bottle. Memories of past rides, tours without enough water or food climb into my thoughts. Take over.
I have to tell myself, it's okay, you'll get through this, you'll be fine. It's good for self control, right?
To make matters worse, I've noticed how most people I ride with consume less liquid than I do. Like half. I drink 22 ounces each way on my ride. If I run out and my mouth is parched, I'm silently begging for more.
It's obvious that some riders require more liquid than others. I've also wondered if because I have a tendency to ride slow anyway, I possibly need optimal energy, so I won't fade and fall behind. That also means I eat a snack every two hours. Or less.
My husband often forgets—how can he do this, I don't know— to bring water when we're out for a 1.5 hour jaunt. I bring plenty for myself, of course. But somewhere down the road, I buck up and offer him a sip. Begrudgingly.