Well yesterday I found the fine line...the fine line of ingesting enough food and not to fuel my run.
I woke up yesterday morning not feeling all that hot. I figured it was residual from the prior evening hot/humid/beyond sweaty run (and it was probably a contributing factor), so I didnt think much of it.
All day long I just felt 'off'. So knowing I had 8 miles to do, I decided late in the afternoon that I was going to do them on the treadmill. I just didnt have a good feeling about attempting that run outside given how I had felt all day.
Well 4 miles into my run, well slightly before that, I started sweating very badly. Like sweat flying off of me and my hair was drenched. Now this was not normal. I was not pushing it by any means...I got off the treadmill for some water and attempted to try again...not feeling well...more sweat...I remembered I had a gel or two in my gym bag, and knowing already that it was more than likely blood sugar related I ate one. Along with more water.
Tried to run again...not gonna happen...so I decided to get on one of the circuit machines to do some weights while I 'cooled' off. Couldnt even do those without feeling like I was going to pass out.
I tried one more time to run and then just knew that I was past the point of no return.
I looked back at what I had eaten and honestly I guess maybe it just wasnt enough on this particular day. Or any day I suppose... : /
It took me a while after getting home to feel well enough to eat, so I ate a HUGE bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and then proceeded to sleep HARD for 9 solid hours. I feel better this morning, and will certainly ingest more calories today :o)
I am grateful that I didnt attempt this run outside afterall as it could have been a lot worse in the heat/humidity. My hypoglycemia hasnt reared its head in quite some time, but I need to be cognizant of the fact that I still have the condition. Its even engraved on my Road ID in big huge letters HYPOGLYCEMIC.
You would think that would be enough to remind me. :o)
So instead of 8 miles, I got 4. Cie la vie.