How my own running endeavors and lack of sports nutrition clarity got me to where I am now.
Drink to thirst or by a rigid hydration plan? Drink only plain water or only electrolyte-laden drinks? Perhaps it’s not that polarized and we need to be thinking on a continuum. The process of learning about your sweat involves assessment, education, and a personalized range of appropriate fluids and electrolytes. You go forward and hydrate more optimally!
Many people don’t know Board Certified Sport Dietitians/Registered Dietitians exist, don’t realize the value of working with one, or simply prefer to do trial and error until they just can’t any longer. As somewhat of a shy gal, this has given me some fun challenges as I work to educate more local coaches and athletes as to the value of li’l ol’ me and what I love doing as a career.