Well this is embarrassing but hey it’s fun to share!
Tonight I decided to go for a short run after work as I really enjoyed my last one on Sunday. It was snowing earlier today yet this evening it was really bright and sunny albeit a little chilly. I figured I should make the most of it.
I started off really well with my running music and my app supporting every move. There was no one out in the fields which was great because I always feel self conscious running around people. It’s especially awkward running towards someone, like I need to make it look easy and stop grimacing!
I ran easily at the beginning and soon reached a quiet lane. A few cars drove past and I felt pretty smug if I’m honest – this is easy!! There was a bit of a gradient coming up and I thought to myself “yeah I’m up to it tonight”. It was hard but I made it to the top of the ‘hill’ (it isn’t a hill, it’s a slight rise but hey it felt like a hill to me!).
Looking good, I’ve taken a different route to normal and in my head it’s not that far and I can make it the whole way round. Until….
I get this weird thing sometimes when I’m mega hungry, I think it’s low blood sugar level. I feel a bit faint and ‘shaky’ like I might pass out. It’s my fault I should have had a quick snack before running. Oh dear.. It’s a long way back and I’ve totally overestimated my abilities!
There are more uphill bits and I just don’t have the energy. I walk for a bit and ring my mum for a chat. I’m pondering calling ‘Flint’ but that would be embarrassing and a failing! Mum and I chat for a bit and I notice it’s taking me ages to make any ground and will probably take over 30mins to get home.
I’m hungry and tired now. I cave…
Jo “I need you to come and save me”
Jo “I overestimated myself and I’ve got the shakes”
Flint “are you joking?!” Laughing!
Jo “no, can you come and get me please?”
I couldn’t help laughing at my ridiculous situation. Smug to mug in the blink of an eye!