The Last Drop on Earth


We all know that when you are training and working or working and doing whatever else takes up your time that you end up sometimes doing things that others may think of as absurd or gross or whatever.  Like for instance my tendancy not to take the time to shower or my neighbor commenting on how awful my toes look (no time for pedicures!)

So today started like every Monday, get up, do my business, make my protien pancake catch up on facebook, a blog or the news.  I pack up all my crap for the day, which includes work I brought home, clothes to wear at work, my running gear for coaching and my lunch.  All is packed in my bright orange Ortleib Pannier.  I attach it to my bike and look at my pink water bottle in the holder and think oooh that has been there for 3 days in the garage in the heat… can’t be good. Oh well if I need a sip won’t hurt and i’ll change it before i go home.  Well after a day of work and 2 hours coaching I hop on my bike at 8pm with said water bottle.  When I think of the water in the bottle and all the warnings of plastic and water I think to myself I bet if there was some sort of apocolyptic disaster or pandemic  and there was no water to be had people would beg, borrow and steal to get this water.  After putting it in that perspective I drink the water.


About Gillian

I am a type 1 diabetic diagnosed at the age of 30. I run marathons, participate in bike races , ironman triathlons and everything in between.
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