Original Stardate Jan 27th:
I heard that at the beginning of the year while on the training commuting during a radio show on KCSM and thought maybe there’s something to drinking a warm glass of water in the morning to start your day (before I have that cup of coffee). Maybe this could be a good ritual or practice routine.
Since then, I’ve started the habit of having a warm glass of water in the morning. Sometimes before coffee, usually after and usually with a bowl of oatmeal. I’ll do this when I get to work. I’ve heard from (many of my friends in….) the Asian community that having a glass of water (warm) is good for the body. It wakes you up and wakes up your body. Plus it helps with memory and brain functioning. I even remember hearing Howard Stern uses it – and ,think what you may about his radio show, he’s one of those maverick personalities that seems to chart his own path, something I admire and he’s withstood heavy obstacles to get to where he is so I take that into consideration and figure all these data points point to something useful. [added comment nov 30th – i know these are dis-jointed data points and i haven’t listened to Howard in a long time but it’s weird how my brain works and associates data some times. i’m a little like “HUH?” myself – but I guess i have no one to complain to but my younger self – haha]
Takeaway pointer – a tall glass of warm water in the morning is a good way to start the day.
Added Comments Nov 30th: In retrospect this is the beginning of me thinking a little bit more about what I eat and how to stay thoughtful about my nutrition as it relates to my long term ability to play golf – including avoiding chronic age-based diseases that are preventable if you eat right – not to mention keeping my joints happy. Plus I think I drink to much caffeine as it is.
Epilogue – Now, when I get to work, I have a bowl of oatmeal and a tall cup of very warm water before I have any coffee. I sustains me right through lunch and I’m energetic and alert. It’s a good routine.