Erica, OMG!! First, so glad DD was not in distress and she is good now. I can't imagine the anxiety of such an incident. You can always make up the miles.
I don't know how you manage all that car-pooling and each member's schedule. HOLY Buckets!! How long does it take from NM to Maine cottage? Is the traffic reasonable?
Second, that is quite a scare on your run. How hot was it? Heat exhaustion affects each of us differently. Did you get in any electrolytes or salt tabs? It doesn't take much time in hot weather to disrupt body's salt/potassium balance .......especially if you're a heavy sweater (like I am). I'm so glad you have good neighbors you can trust along your route. You did everything smart when you needed help. Drinking chocolate milk slowly is better than drinking it fast and too much ......it can make you puke. Gosh, I was feeling so bad for you .......because you were describing how I kinda felt when I ran my last trail race (altho running 3 races (in hot/humid weather) in 3 wks probably did the most damage). I hope it isn't something to worry about or anything related to the heart palpitations but having someone know where we are is definitely the smartest/safest thing. I always leave a written message at home and a text with one of the trail divas when I run or hike. DH is living at our work home (2 hrs one way) during the weekdays, he's home on weekends. Sometimes I'll stay with him if I don't have meetings to attend at our northern AZ home. I hope you are feeling better! And you will get that 18 miler!!
Well, not much going on with me other than trying to stay serious with some altitude training. Ran with a few trail divas on a strenuous trail last Saturday, a 14 miler. It's UP, UP, UP for 7 miles......then DOWN, DOWN, DOWN. I'm good on the uphills and was at the top, about 10,000 ft, before the others but they killed me on the downhill. LOL!! I'm just overly cautious about my knee especially with a race coming up. It was a gorgeous day. A few runners, mostly training for the upcoming Pikes Peak and Imogene Pass trail runs, both in CO. I missed Imogene Pass registration deadline ......AGAIN, ugh!! http://live-raceresults.com/imogene/
Lots of hikers though.
And then the next day, last Sunday, I hiked Mt Humphreys, about 12,600 ft. WHEW!! It was around 34 degrees and WINDY at the top. But I know to always have my windbreaker and gloves when going up. There were other hikers who were huddling beneath rocks and couldn't wait to start back down. They didn't even really enjoy the summit other than a couple of selfies. I'm over here taking photos of the view from every point, LOL!!
My poor knee was complaining the whole way down! Running 14 miles the day before didn't help. My poor calves were so tight and fatigued but I rested when I could. 5 miles to the top never took soooooo long ......it felt more than that, I swear. LOTS of hikers on this day as well. But the Forest Conservation people had a 'booth' at the trailhead to warn hikers of the temp and severe wind at the top, and told hikers in flip-flops to change into better shoes, duh!! Those city people don't know any better ........LOL!!
Anyway, I took 4 days of rest because my knee was swollen!! It was pretty achy ......I just can't/don't want to take ibuprofen (or anything) so I just iced/elevated it. Felt so much better yesterday morning, and got in a 10 miler, yippee!! Never felt so rested too. I want to be as healthy as I can be when I toe the starting line for Pikes Peak.
My RB from MN and her BF will be in CO to hike and get adjusted to the elevation before we all meet up in Manitou Springs, CO. They are running the Pikes Peak marathon.
Gonna be weather stalking this coming week. It's predicted to rain when I run ......hoping it's later in the day ......when I get done. Goal is to finish upright! Second goal is to finish uninjured. Third is to finish under 6 hrs, 15 mins (cut off time). I think I can finish in 5 hrs.
I'll be leaving on Monday, visiting family and friends in northern NM (my mom's birthday is Wed), then camp my way to CO. DH will be in MN for a week as well.
Oh, I registered for this. http://surfthemurph.org/
I will be driving to MN for couple of weeks to visit RB and we will be running this race. RB is running the 50 miler. I'll be running the trail marathon.
Ok, I gotta go and meet DH for early dinner.