I have had the worst time staying hydrated this winter. It’s all my fault, of course. I just don’t drink enough water. I often wake up thirsty and move straight to coffee. I just forget to drink water, and the java quenches my thirst. Coffee and tea DO count toward your daily hydration needs because they still net positive hydration despite the diuretic properties of caffeine. But a glass of water first just feels right.
But lately I’ve started a new habit that is helping me start my day on the best foot: when I get my coffee mug out of the cabinet, I fill it with water (well, 2/3 full) and chug that before brewing my coffee or tea. Putting a glass of water in me first thing makes me feel better, and as a bonus there’s no extra glass to dirty!
Breakfast today was unusual – slices of Irish Soda Bread toast – cooked to a crisp – topped with banana, blackberries and almond butter. I added a Siggi’s on the side for a dose of protein. And I made a mug of Teami tea to keep the hydration going.
I’m pretty sore from soccer today, so I kept my workout to walking only. I was actually supposed to run 9 miles this afternoon. That would definitely lead me down a path of injury right now (my surgery foot is also really stiff) so I’m postponing. Given the weather there’s a slim chance I might not get in 9 before the race in 2 weekends, but I’d be ok with that. I definitely could have squeezed in 2 more miles during my 8 mile run. But I’m gonna try!
Lunch was a salad dressed in this new find from Whole Foods. I couldn’t resist trying it despite the fact that I could probably make it myself. New goal will be to replicate! The lemon + basil flavors are pronounced and delicious!
My salad also had leftover fish, smoked cheese, avocado, lemony hummus from the bakery and a slice of leftover cornbread. And I’m just now realizing I forgot to add the praline pumpkin seeds I had planned on!
We’re having our friends Faith and Tate over for dinner and are making quiche! And tonight: Bachelor finale. Who’s excited!? I’m on team Whitney…