No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I'm no meteorologist, but I think there is something different about the sun. Granted, I knew we were expecting highs near 100 and that I should run early, but I didn't get to sleep Sat night until around 3- was wired from an ill-advised evening macchiato. So by the time I laced up my shoes and took off, it was about 11am, and already 85 degrees. I wasn't looking forward to it, but I planned to run on a mostly tree-lined drive and brought a big bottle of water. I've run in higher temps in a tree-dense park, back when I was running with the Fleet Feet club, and made out ok. No such luck on this day. I had planned for 6 miles, made it 3 and called it a day.
Fast forward a few hours later, me waking up from a nap, with the worst headache that simply would not go away. I knew I had drank plenty of water, but there's a point where the dehydration is about other essential minerals and water can't replace those. I drank coconut water, ate a pickle, ate some watermelon. Still a splitting headache. A friend of mine happened to call, and reminded me of two miracle hydration foods: oranges and bananas. It was hard getting myself to the store- my head REALLY hurt!- but I did, and after I ate two clementines (no ripe oranges available) and a banana, I quickly started to feel like a functional human again.
Moral of this story: Get my butt out of bed to run early in the morning!!! Or skip it. I was determined to run on Sunday because I didn't run at all this past week, besides treadmill intervals. But it is not worth it to get sick over it!