So I'm still getting over my cold, and I come up with the brilliant idea to take one teaspoon of this cough medicine before I went for my run today.
2 miles went by fairly slowly, and suddenly I started feeling half-drunk and nearly stumbling, feeling like I was starting a weird out-of-body experience.
I started walking instead.
That went okay, until. . . . .
Another mile towards home and I was walking down the nice new stretch of fresh asphalt when maybe I stepped off the edge of the roadway? I'm not sure, but one minute I'm walking along and the next I fell down. Not just a stumble, ALL THE WAY DOWN on the ground - striking knee, hip, heel of right hand, right shoulder. Ouch. That hurt.
Plus I think that broke my Garmin, it stopped updating the distance and suddenly was giving me bizarre heart rate readings like 57 bpm, which we all know never happens here.
Later I looked up the stuff online. Oh great, Wikipedia says all kinds of nice things about it like "dissociative hallucinogenic drug" that induces "drowsiness, dizziness, excitation, vomiting, blurred vision, dilated pupils, sweating, fever, hypertension, shallow respiration, diarrhea, urinary retention, and increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature."
Ack. Just what I want in my body while attempting to run. Just goes to show. . . .
Winners never dope, and dopers never win.