Everyone (runner or not) should be drinking more water, right? Every system in our bodies depends on it. You need it to survive.
The Mayo Clinic recommends 72 ounces a day, but how many of us actually drink enough?
Luckily, I love water and don’t have a problem drinking a decent amount. BUT I know I should be drinking more. So to make it “fun” and to make sure I get a lot of water in my system throughout the day, I’ve come up with a “game” to help. If you’re struggling getting you’re 72 ounces, then this out!
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have a thing for water bottles, tumblers, etc. You can never have too many.
Okay, back to my “game.” I take a water bottle to work everyday to keep at my desk. I try to get one that holds 24-36 ounces. I make sure I drink one full bottle by 10 and another before I head home for lunch at 12:30ish. Then, when I’m home for lunch, I either drink tea or water (depending on my meal).
After I come back from lunch I try to drink two more bottle of water before I leave for the day at 5 p.m.! This ensures I’m getting at least 96 ounces of water just during my work day — if not more. Since I drink milk in the morning and tea at night, I get the majority of my water during the day. This helps me stay hydrated and focus and work and for the rest of the evening!
I also try to sip on water in the morning (I have such a hard time with this, for some reason water does not taste good to be before 7 a.m.) and I try to drink a glass before bed.
Another way to add some fun to your water is add some fruit! Lemons, limes, berries — you name it! It’s a healthy way to mix it up from the ordinary regular glass of water.
Hopefully this “game” will encourage you to drink more water. Since I have to fill up my water bottle several times a day (plus run to bathroom all the time) this helps me take a break from my desk to get up and move! Another win!