Today was supposed to be a rest day. I got a call though while I was out shopping asking if I wanted some OT tonight. Well….Yes. The OT rate is good, so I gotta take what i can get. After I said yes, I bought my first ever pair of Cold Gear Frosty tights!!! and did some quick recalculating. I thougth I felt pretty good so I decided to get in my second run of the week today rather than on Tuesday, since I’ll be sleepy on Tuesday.
It was a wierd wierd run. It had a definite high point and a huge low bonk-a-licious point.
It was hot and muggy so I decided to run in my cotton shorts and a t shirt. I ran for about 0.40 miles and suddenly the grey sky opened up… I didn’t take this photo but it looked alot like the day I experienced.
It rained, heavily. I debated what to do. And decided to just go on. I was already soaked, I needed to get the run done. So I soldiered on and on.
The high point came at about mile one. The rain was coming down and dropping were hitting me all over. I stowed the Garmin in my shorts so it wouldn’t get fried from all the water. A green SUV slowed and rolled down the window…
and a guy gave me the V sign and shouted “Right on! Dedication! Whoo Hoo!!!” This was actually an incredible boost. I ran well for another mile just feeling warm and fuzzy and wet and dedicated.
Unfortunately at mile 2…something unusual happened. I bonked the biggest bonkity bonk bonk bonk eveah.
I stopped and walked, started again.
My legs felt like Jell-O. My stomach started to have
that sick feeling of nausea… I felt a bit confused about the situation. and I was at least 1.2 miles from home.
I kept trying to run again, but my head was feeling fuzzy and each time I ran it was with a very halting almost stuttered gait. Suddenly, in a moment of clarity it dawned on me that this was the Mother of all bonks.
I had eaten a yogurt at about 5am, and decided to go running at 11 am, when I was already feeling a little hungry. Oops. On top of that I was tired from yesterdays run….
so legs of jello prevailed. I did about 3.4 miles.
Of course by the time I started having trouble, the rain had cleared up and I was left in a soaking wet shirt and shorts trying to pick up one leg after another.
Lesson learned about eating…Must eat….
Or be prepared to look and feel like this red creature!