So yeah, today was an exercise in dumbassery for a few of the things I did this morning.
Here's what you SHOULDN'T do when heading out for a run, especially if you're a female out on the road hoofing it solo (both trucking & working out). The amazing thing is that I know better, grrrr!!!!!!1
First off, you should always tell/call/message somebody when you head out for a run letting them know where you're going and how long you plan on being gone.......I did none of this, didn't even get on twitter before heading out to say what I was up to.
Next, carry a phone if you're trying out a new route.....especially if you didn't do the previous thing about notifying somebody.......You never know if you're going to run into semi-rabid dogs, weirdos following you around, miss your turn and get sorta-lost. The latter is what I did today by the way :-(.
Carry cash!!!!!! Even if the cashiers grimace at your sweaty money it could be a life-saver. Like if you miss your turn and get semi-lost and didn't bring any water with you. Sigh......
Now, I did remember to carry my pepper spray and wear my road id so I wasn't a complete idiot (just damn near it). But yeah, all those other things that you should do that's common sense.....I didn't do.
Today's 3-5 mile run I had planned ended up being 7.82 miles in muggy, humid Henderson, Louisiana this morning. I was so hot & dehydrated by the time I got back to my big truck that I was sporting some goose bumps.....Bright side, I ended up in Cecilia, LA so while I didn't have the opportunity to explore the downtown, I do know how to get there from the truckstop I always park at, lol.