In Which I Decide I’m Not Actually A Desert Rat

Republished by request! 😉 I call myself a desert rat because I grew up in the Arizona Sonora Desert in southern Arizona but I’m not really. At least, not any more. I haven’t lived there for over twenty years, and my body is way way way not acclimated to such a dry climate these days. As soon as I step off the plane I can almost feel my skin start to turn to powder. No matter how much water I guzzle, after a few days I develop dehydration headaches and nothing will shake them except loading up with electrolytes. No amount of water will do it by that point…I’m not sure about all the chemistry behind it but even though I feel super thirsty I can’t quench it or get rid of the headaches with out at least 16 ounces of electrolytes a day. And those drinks aren’t expensive. In… [Read More]