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Me and my kidney

A slight hiccup in the intended session yesterday: headed over the bridge to join HuRT squad in the Domain for the Telford Fartlek. I arrived a bit early so went for a pee which unfortunately dislodged a kidney stone (the fourth I’ve had now). For those lucky enough to be unfamiliar with this the pain is indescribable! I ended up doubled over and groaning when fortunately a couple of HuRTS guys found me and went to get help. Thanks Jason & Paul. A ranger gave me a lift in his buggy to the hospital and before too long I was on a drip (although it took the nurse three attempts to get a cannular into a vein – I’ve got a junkie’s arms now). A couple of hours and two litres of saline later I was feeling much better and had apparently passed the stone so I was discharged. With no money or phone I ended up jogging back to North Sydney. Total of 11km, last 5 somewhat slower than the first 6.

So a potent reminder that I really should drink more. All the signs were there: several days of solid training, insufficient fluids, warm day and a slight headache all morning. For some reason I don’t seem to get thirsty when I’m dehydrated but I really should have learned to compensate by now.

Feel OK today so will try a gentle run tonight and hopefully still be OK for the Equaliser on Sunday.

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  1. 2012-02-17 at 9:50 pm

    Mate, that’s not the usual running blogger’s post. Loved it. Let’s get more medical on everyone’s ass. I might post a picture of my luminous orange sinusitis snot this evening.

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