Friday, September 2, 2011


The bottom of the A.  It's painted red, white, & blue right now.
I left out a bit about my long run up "A" Mountain the other day....

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 profusely a lot when I got in the car.  Sitting down made it so the sweat wasn't running off my legs like it had been, and the a/c was drying out the sweat anyway.  What was left was the salt on my skin.  And since my pores were still very open from all that sweating, the salt just sank back in.  And stung.  I was definitely do something different next time!  Sure sweat has run into my eyes and stung before, but this was just crazy!

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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  1. Wow that's crazy! I have not had any aches and pains other than the typical IT Band, tight legs kind of thing. I'm glad you were able to keep driving while being in pain and didn't get into an accident. :)

  2. What a weird thing to have happen... and how did you manage to keep driving? I think I would have had to pull over.

    Coming from the Fitness Friday Blog Hop.

  3. I have had the same thing happen to me before with the stinking of pores, its hurts so bad!! sounds like you had a killer workout though!

  4. I have never heard of that. BUT, my face gets super tight and hot feels like plastic sometimes after I run...maybe it is something similar!

    Funny you have an "A" run. We have a "Q" at home.

  5. That is strange. I can't remember having any unusual pains from running. Mine have all been on the typical side.

  6. Ouch this sounds painful,
    must have worked really hard then,hope you ok now :)

  7. Running is one thing I've never been able to do...but I do love aerobics!

  8. that is crazy. the weirdest pain/running incident involved a sweat bee in my sweaty bra. not fun.

    thanks for stopping by my blog!