So I haven't run nearly as much as I have wanted to this week, which is really irritating as I wanted to get a good 30-minutes run in before my 5k at the weekend. I'll just have to hope that the atmosphere of the event will be enough to carry me through!
Anyway, I couldn't run earlier this week because I was resting from a visit to my local hospital at 1am! Fortunately I am fine, but I stayed there until about 5am having blood work etc. done because I had symptoms consistent with appendicitus. I felt silly as it turned out to be nothing serious, but they assured me that I'd done the right thing by calling 111 and having them assess me - if it had have been appendicitus, I would have been in trouble! Anyway that late-night visit made my body clock a bit wonky for a few days, so I decided today that I needed to run.
I ended up heading out at 1.30pm, and boy was that an error! I had wanted to wash my hair before going food shopping later, and it just made sense to go for a run and then shower. I ended up only managing to get out and about for 25 minutes before I was home again, headachey from dehydration! It was pretty silly of me to head out during the hottest hours of the day without water. Lesson learned!
Also, I had a near miss with a van earlier. I am always incredibly cautious when I am running. I check for vehicles coming both ways (even on one-way streets, because you never know!), I check for vehicles indicating or backing out of driveways - I am extremely conscientious. So imagine my surprise when not 5 minutes into my run as I was crossing the road, a van pulled out right in front of me without indicating or checking! I actually cried out in surprise. I almost shouted after him to indicate, but I was actually quite shocked so I didn't. I've never had anything like that happen to me before. As a driver I am extremely careful when pulling off, there could be kids around the car or animals or anything! It hasn't deterred me at all, but it's a good reminder for us as runners and/or drivers to be vigilant. I was wearing a blue top and bright pink shorts and shoes (very fetching, I know), so I was very visible!
Anyway. I hope that everyone is having a good week and doesn't make the same mistake I did about the water - I ended up feeling headachey for quite a while afterwards!