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I did it, y’all. I officially ran my first 5K! On Thursday I conquered the IOA Corporate 5K in downtown Orlando, and I conquered it hard. My time isn’t important (32:18… bam!); the overwhelming sense of accomplishment is the real prize. Next stop? Disney Princess half marathon.
Now, on a related yet not really note, I was given many strange suggestions while I was sick, one of which was to try alkaline water to balance my body’s pH composition and restore my defunct level of energy. Advocates of alkaline water claim that it can help to neutralize acid in your bloodstream, increase oxygen levels in your body, and improve energy and metabolism. Call me gullible, but I thought this may help in keeping my 5k training on track. Ergo, I decided to experiment with Eternal Naturally Alkaline Spring Water.
Clinical research hasn’t confirmed any of the claimed benefits, so I figured I’d give it a go myself. I found some at TJ Maxx (what?) and waited to see if I noticed any difference, which I did not. Apparently, this stuff can actually be pretty dangerous; raising the alkaline level of your stomach can buffer the acid and dramatically decrease your ability to digest food properly, cause ulcers, and increase the liklihood of experiencing digestive disorders (per Livestrong). No, thanks. I’ll stick to SmartWater.
Back to the grind… and moving on to Hal Higdon’s 10K program, yikes. Oh, and this chick is going to Hollywood in 10 days for an epic girls weekend getaway. Can’t. Wait. Have a fabulous week, lovelies!