After a great start to the weekend with a personal best at the Cragside 10k, I was quickly brought back down to earth with a bang when I caught a sickness and diarrhoea bug a couple of hours later. Ironically, after writing a blog two weeks ago about the importance of hydration, the combination of a tough, mostly uphill run, followed by 14 hours of sickness and diarrhoea left me well and truly dehydrated…….I know, you’d think you couldn’t write it, but here I am!!!
As someone who normally necks a good 3.5 litres of water a day, I couldn’t even keep a sip down and before I knew it, I’m getting carted off in an ambulance with severe dehydration and low blood pressure. Fortunately I recovered quickly, but it’s just a warning I wanted share with you as there are some nasty viruses doing the rounds at the moment that are just waiting to wipe us out!!!
Remember to keep those fluids up, and if you’re off for a workout, or taking part in any events, keep that water bottle to hand before, during and after!!!