A sweaty mess.
While everyone else looked like this:
Shoes came off as soon as they were finished - that's one way you know it was a hot run.
We all got in our cars to go to breakfast, but Jeff was just not doing well...he was dizzy and had shortness of breath, and this was lasting about 40 minutes after he'd finished running, so I brought him to the emergency room - better safe than sorry. Of course the first thing they checked for is a heart attack, which luckily all the tests came back negative. Then, because his blood work came back elevated in certain tests, they checked for blood clots in his legs (via an ultrasound) to make sure that small clots weren't breaking free and traveling to his lungs - the doctor said small ones like that are only noticeable under extreme exertion (like running). Also, since he'd spent so much time driving recently on the Florida trip, that is another cause/concern for blood clots in the legs. Luckily all of that came back clear. The blood work also showed dehydration, which can cause his symptoms - while we take getting enough fluids seriously, obviously something went wrong on this run.
Picture taken once things were looking good...please note that he kept his running shoes on the entire time!
And in the "this is what happens when you combine runner's brain with dehydration" moment: When the nurses and doctor were out of the room, Jeff asked me "so what's the issue between Shaquille O'Neal and Miley Cyrus?" It took me a moment to figure out he was referring to the Tweetfeud between Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus...and of course I was laughing so hard I couldn't come close to answering him...and this is not something he would normally even care two hoots about, as well.
Jeff was released to go home after about four hours, and under orders to rest and rehydrate. By the next day he was feeling much better, but is still taking it easy. A mild cold front blew in early Sunday morning, so hopefully we won't have the awful combination of heat and humidity to contend with for the next several months. And in the future, the running club may need to make a policy about when to shorten a run due to extreme weather conditions.
If you're wondering where the Frowny Face part of this post comes in, here you go:
Amy's face upon having to begin the long run without me on Saturday. Honestly, I felt the same way! (this is a dramatic reenactment after the run, as I didn't have my camera out when she did it beforehand)
I haven't run in 11 days (not that I'm counting...). My hamstring is still really sore. I had an appointment with my orthopedist on Tuesday (for my ankle and left foot issues) and asked him to check it out. He's OK with me walking - says I'm not going to do any more damage to it that way. Hurray! He also gave me a referral for physical therapy, and I was able to get into that place much sooner than the other one, so I'm going later today to get started with that. Fingers and toes crossed that this all helps and I get back to running soon!