- If you're planning on going for a long run, take a hydration pack, even if you know there will be drinking fountains along the way. Because chances are, you'll forget to stop for a drink at said drinking fountains, particularly if they are not directly in your path.
- If you run 22km and only drink two mouthfuls of water, even if it is an overcast day, you will get dehydrated.
- No amount of water you drink throughout the remainder of the day will get rid of the pounding headache you have developed as a result of the dehydration.
- You'd be much better off taking some painkillers straight away instead of trying to ignore a headache for the better part of 11 hours, only to concede at 10:30pm that it will not go away just by rehydrating and you really should stop being stubborn and just take some painkillers already.
- Running 20km on-road, after over a week of no running at all, and nearly two weeks of no on-road running, you are likely to injure yourself.
Essentially what I'm trying to say is, yes, I am an idiot. You can probably figure out what I did wrong... Now I am nursing a bung knee (again) and hoping it gets better soon so I can get out and run again this weekend. Trails, natch. I will be employing the kinesio tape in any case. I should probably go clean my trail shoes first though - they're still a little dirty from this adventure nearly two weeks ago. Wow, I really need to get better at looking after my gear! It was a foggy, wet day, but a pretty awesome run all the same:
There's some more Waitakeres out there somewhere...
Some of the local native fauna
Ahh, pretty weeds...
Swamplands. Hooray for boardwalks!
I hope your week is going well. Mine's been slow and quiet, and it's been pretty great :) More on that later. See you again soon!