26 May 2010

Dumbassery

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.

3 comments:

Aaron the Truck Driver said...

Mama Mia.

That's a lot of prep!
Maybe you could get a bad ass dog. They love to run, you love to run.

Badabing Badaboom.

doomytunes said...

The same goes for a good bike ride. sweaty cash and an ID. It's been too long since I have been on a bike ride.

gabsatrucker said...

Aaron,
I agree, way too much prep! I'm more a fan of just getting out and running but with some of the areas I drive and run at it's just not safe :-(. Also would love to have a larger dog but my employer has a 10 lb limit on the pets they allow (which Elsie exceeds by 3 pounds, oops!).

doomytunes,

Loved the pics of what you used to do on your latest blog post, glad to hear Terry has motivated you to go out & get a stationary bike for your truck too!

Gabby