Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Tuesday Update

It's been a chillax kind of a day. I got in a workout at the Y. 

Then I ran. 

Then I had a minor procedure at the hospital in South Hill. 

No biggie. It was called a seborrheic keratosis, and the dermatologist removed a black spot on my right thigh. The spot never hurt and is completely benign, but she wanted to get rid of it, so that was that. I would call it "cosmetic" surgery except that I'm not that vain. I had to laugh when she said that these growths most commonly develop during pregnancy or following estrogen therapy. I like to think that I am the exception to that rule. 

Moving on. I just returned these water bottles from the car. 

Do you realize I have to do this every few days because all I drink is water? I still can't believe that people buy their beverages from companies who are happy to market bottles full of water that otherwise flows freely from my household tap. I have a rule of thumb: When thirsty, drink water. Good hydration is absolutely essential when you have a lifestyle like mine. But it's also possible to over-drink, which can lead to a condition known as hyponatremia (low blood sodium), which is a big no no. I just try and drink when I'm thirsty. I also avoid those horrible things also marketed and sold by companies called juices, sports drinks, and energy beverages. I would have to say my life changed for the better when I gave up soda and started exercising. (Note: I do cheat on occasion and indulge in some Welch's grape juice. Amazing stuff.) 

Reminder: We live in a culture that's obsessed with soft drink consumption. The alternative is to consume lots of water, an actual healthy and natural fluid. 

Just sayin'.