Can Peeing Make You a Better Runner?
The question is whether or not it’s possible to become a better runner if you start using your own urine as fuel during exercise.
If you are already doing something like running, then yes, it could make you faster.
But what if you want to try something new? What if instead of drinking water, you were able to drink your own urine? Would that change anything for your performance level?
It would certainly give you a boost. And if you’re really lucky, maybe you’d even get some benefits from other things that come with being a fast runner. Maybe it wouldn’t matter at all. After all, there’s no way to tell for sure until someone tries it out for real.
But I’m just speculating here; I don’t have any evidence to back up my claims…yet!
So let me ask you: Would you consider trying it out? If so, why or why not?
What’s the harm in trying something new right?
Let’s see if we can find out.
Here are some reasons why you might want to try it out:
1) You’ve been training hard and getting nowhere.
You think maybe if you drank your own urine, you could improve your performance. Maybe that will work wonders for your fitness goals.
2) You want to save money on buying sports drinks.
Your monthly budget can always use a little trimming down. No need to spend on Gatorade or Vitamin Water when you’ve got your own biological sports drink right at home.
3) You’re bored with drinking only water during training sessions.
You’re ready for a change and you’re willing to try just about anything at this point.
And here are some reasons why you shouldn’t bother:
1) The whole idea of drinking your own urine is repulsive to you.
There’s no amount of money or reward that can make you willingly do this.
2) You’re worried about getting sick.
What if your own urine is contaminated with something and it makes you really sick? What if there’s a dangerous parasite in there or something?
3) You’re worried about your health in general when it comes to doing this.
What if drinking your own urine has negative effects? What if it contributes to a worsening of your condition in some way?
So what’s it going to be? Are you going to try this or not?
You decide that you’re not going to try drinking your own urine as a sports drink. In fact, you don’t even want to smell it, let alone drink it. You think the whole idea is pretty gross and you’re not going to be convinced otherwise.
You’ve tried drinking a lot of things before: milk, soy milk, flavored milk, smoothies, fruit juice, vegetable juice, energy drinks, and even wine. But you’ve never tried drinking your own urine before and you’re in no hurry to do so.
There’s got to be a reason why most people (and animals) avoid drinking their own urine right?
There’s a reason for that. It just makes sense that you should avoid it.
So no, you’re not going to try drinking your own urine and you don’t care if anyone thinks you’re less of a person for not doing so. This is one time where you’re going to stand your ground because your dignity is at stake.
What about your performance? Will you try this out or not?
» Skip it. You’re not going to drink your own urine, end of discussion.
With your mind already made up, you head outside for your run just like normal. You stretch a little bit and then begin to take off down the sidewalk. You start off at a slow jog, but soon pick it up to a steady pace.
You don’t even bother with music, you just want to focus on your breathing and relax as your feet pound against the sidewalk. It’s a cool morning and the fresh air does wonders to wake you up.
You don’t normally do this, but you decide to run an extra mile as your legs feel really light. An extra mile later, you return back home still covered in sweat from your run. You grab a bottle of water from the fridge and gulp it down. Then you down a pint of chocolate milk to replenish your nutrients and finally fill up your water bottle.
Afterwards, you go take a cool shower to help you wake up more. Once you’re done showering, it’s nearly time for you to leave for work so you quickly get dressed and head out the door.
You arrive at work on time and feel really great and energetic for the first time in a long time.
You think to yourself, “I think I’m really going to like this new schedule of mine.”
The rest of the week goes by quickly. You run in the mornings and feel absolutely great and energized the rest of the day. It’s like a whole new you. Your boss is also a little surprised at how motivated you’re working this week.
Not only are you not making any mistakes, but you’re actually getting a lot of work done before noon.
By the time Friday rolls around, you’re ready for a little fun and today is the day that you’re going out with your friends.
“Come on, Liz. Let’s go!” one of your friends shouts as you all head out the door.
Oh that’s right, your name is Chris. Yeah, that sounds right. You haven’t forgotten your name, it’s just that you’ve been going by Chris for so long now that it just seems more natural to you.
Your friends all head out the door and get into a cab as that’s their preferred method of transportation. You really shouldn’t spend too much though, so you decide that it’d be better if you walked and met up with them later. Besides, you’re feeling good today and could use the extra exercise.
Your friends all live in the same general direction so you decide to walk to each of their places to save money on cab fair. The first friend you visit is John who lives in a apartment just a few blocks from your place.
What’s up, man?”
he says opening the door.
You step inside and you haven’t seen his place before. It’s pretty clean looking, at least compared to your place.
“Hey, not much.
You ready to go?”
“Yeah, I’m all set.
Where are we meeting everyone?”
“I think Wendy’s place.”
You and John leave his apartment and head to Wendy’s which is only a few blocks away. As you walk, you find that you and John have a lot to talk about and you cover a variety of topics including some political stuff like the president election that’s going on currently. You find that you and John share some of the same views which might come as a bit of a surprise given his choice in pet. By the time you reach Wendy’s place, you’re half an hour late and your other friends have already left.
“Well, this is Wendy’s place.
Want to grab something to eat first and then meet up with everyone later?”
“Sure, I’m actually pretty hungry right now.”