The topic of hydration for runners can be surprisingly involved.  There are considerations of what and how much to drink before, during, and after a run.  Do I drink when I’m thirsty or is that too late?  What if I over-hydrate, dilute my blood-sodium levels, and suffer hyponatremia?  Unfortunately, there’s no hydration plan that’s right for everyone.  Body weight, sweat rate & effort, along with temperature, humidity & elevation, affect hydration needs.  It can be a bit scientific, but it’s important because, aside from the obvious health considerations, dehydration can negatively affect running performance.  Taking this beyond running and stating the obvious, no living thing can make it long without H2O.  I even feared the drought might diminish our typically dazzling Kansas City fall,…