|That smile disappeared literally seconds after taking|
this picture........just goes to show you that no matter
how fine you feel, you need to be smart about how
How I Almost died (okay, so I'm exaggerating......alot, but I felt like death for awhile): I finally went on a longer run today (I think about 13 miles, but I wasn't wearing my watch) and I'm pretty sure I ran that distance much faster than I've ever run it before......I'm talking potentially sub 2 hours, which was awesome. However the not so awesome part is that I felt like death afterwards. I think I hydrated very poorly because soon after I finished my run I developed the chills, nausea, and a 101 degree fever to top it all off. The weird thing is that I felt 100% fine throughout my run, but soon after I stopped the disgusting symptoms hit. Fortunately my Dad and brother were super sweet and helped me out a lot, and I am feeling much better now.
The Running Lesson: The takeaway lesson is that even if you feel fine during a workout, you may still not be fine; make sure that you remember the important things: hydrating properly and making sure that you build up properly to any speed & distance combo that you plan to pursue.