As I sit here on the bus with my team on our way to University of Wisconsin-Stout for our second meet of the 2014-2015 season we hear from our athletic trainer once again about hydration. In my head i’m thinking BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH I’m so sick of hearing about hydration day in and day out. Now as I look into the importance of hydration I realize why he emphasizes why we need to stay hydrated. Dehydration can lead to strained/pulled muscles, energy loss, and in warm weather heat stroke (clearly not something we need to worry about up here in Northern Minnesota during this time of year.) How much water should you intake a day? Many studies have shown one should drink half of their body weight in ounces. Being careful to not over hydrate is important too.So in other words….Get to drinking your water!