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From the title of this post, you must be thinking of something on me started hurting during the run. Did I cramp up because of the heat? What happened?
No, I didn't cramp up - I used some of my grape flavored Nuun from the prize pack I was sent last month. It was really good and reminded me vaguely of grape soda. Except not as sweet. And warm. Who can keep stuff cold in 100º weather anyway?? Dare I say that I liked grape even better than strawberry lemonade?? For me, that's saying something. In fact, I am very tempted to buy more grape flavor.
What happened... I finished the run. I got in line for more water. I was out. Note to self, bring more than one hand held bottle when on a run that is a hour long and in 100º weather. I didn't take more at the water station they had set up either. Dumb me. There wasn't a lot of water left at the finish, so I decided that I should just get home and drink as much as I wanted. I walked back to the car - still sweating, but it was OK. Then, just minutes after getting in the car and blasting the a/c at myself, the fronts of my legs were ON FIRE. Burning up. If I hadn't been driving on the freeway in the dark I would have sworn that they were bright red and smoking. I was pretty surprised there wasn't a glow from the flames that must surely be engulfing my legs. There wasn't a thing I could do at 65mph. Except keep going and hope that if there was blood running out of them, that it wasn't dripping all over my beige interior!
What happened... I was still sweating
What about you? Do you have any odd "injuries" happen to you? Things that you didn't expect would happen to your body because of a run?
And just so you know, my legs were not red at all when I stopped. Not even a little bit. I did go get in the shower as soon as I got home. Because apparenly I already had a natural salt scrub sitting on my skin.
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