Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bloody hell!

I'm counting on the fact that my wife won't read this, at least, not until well after the event, otherwise she'd be sending me off to the hospital.

This week has been a tough one - had I finished the long run this morning we'd be talking about almost 140km. Just over halfway through the 30km run this morning, I was starting to struggle a bit and getting bad tempered with the cyclists invading my lane (a sure sign I was running low on energy). Eventually I decided to make a pee stop as an excuse to stop for a moment. I usually check the colour of my pee to see how hydrated I am. I was shocked to see that I was pissing bright red blood!

Alarmed, I rang not my wife nor my doctor, but my trainer. He reassured me somewhat by saying that it had happened to him but that, in any case, I should stop, go home and drink lots of fluids. If it continued to happen I should go to the hospital to get it checked out.

Looks like I'll have to do that long run some other time...

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