I read in an article published by The NY Times, about the CEO of Peloton, John Foley’s Sunday Morning Routine. Now, if you know anything about us here at BF, we live for a good morning routine. After reading I learned 3 things, 1. He hydrates first 2. He doesn’t miss his morning coffee. 3. He makes sure to exercise. (He recently did a Beyonce Boot Camp class and we stan a Bey fan)
Now, of course, all of this is nothing short of the norm, right? Well yes but no! Most people got stuck on his first routine which is to hydrate. But not so much that he hydrates but HOW he hydrates. Of course, reading this I was stunned. A wealthy businessman drinking sink water from his hands. Can’t be!
SINK DRINK Twenty years ago a colleague told me the key to your day is to hydrate at much as you can, so the first thing I do is drink 40 sips of water from my hand at the upstairs bathroom sink. It’s efficient. I drink until I feel like I’m going to throw up water. Every day.
So that was probably the only surprising part of it all for me. Why? Well because my father, a retired city worker who now works on productions for some tv shows and movies filmed in New York City, has always drunk water from the bathroom sink. The first time I noticed had to be when I was around 13 years old. He called me into the room and asked for a glass of water. The usual parent asking their children to do things they can easily do. Yeah, that kind of thing. I oblige and come back with water from the kitchen. He looks at me and asks, ‘Where did you get this water from.’? I thought the question was rhetorical. Should I say the Poland spring mountains or the kitchen sink? I wasn’t sure what he was getting at. So, I replied, ‘the kitchen!’. He says, ‘oh no pour this out, I want my water from the bathroom sink.’ As a kid, I thought to myself, my dad is bugging out. But it was something about this task that made me excited to get him bathroom sink water. For one, I wanted to see if he was really going to drink it and for two, I needed to see what the hype was about.
In that moment, I noticed something. Bathroom sink water is actually colder than kitchen sink water. Surely, it sounds bizarre but it’s true. I brought it back to my Dad and he was pleased. The rest is history.
So yes, while the media world is in a frenzy over how and where Mr. Foley gets and drinks his water from. This girl from the Bronx isn’t a stranger to bringing her dad ice-cold bathroom sink water. Side note, I tried it once and it actually does taste good.