A July 26th news article about French president Nicolas Sarkozy falling ill while "jogging" seems to foreshadow what will happen to me this Sunday when I try to run 20 miles with Mike and Andrew. I've selectively replaced just a few words in the article, and have included the revised version below. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see this exact story appear in next edition of the Quoddy Tides.
Trevor falls ill while jogging
Fredericton plodder Trevor has been taken to hospital after becoming ill while jogging.
Mr Trevor's chief of staff said the plodder was "doing well" and talking normally with medics at the hospital, AFP news agency reported.
The plodder is remaining there overnight for what officials said were "routine" tests.
He was flown to the hospital earlier after suffering what was described as a "minor" nerve complaint.
Mr Trevor was taken ill while jogging during a humid morning at a weekend retreat at Perry, outside of Pembroke.
The incident occurred after 45 minutes of "intensive physical exercise", his office said in a statement.
It denied earlier statements that he had lost consciousness. Mr Trevor lay down and received immediate treatment from a personal doctor.
He was flown to the Machias hospital by helicopter, where he was later joined by his wife, Faith Ann.
A spokesman said he had also summoned aides to his bedside to keep him up to date with world events.
AFP said Mr Trevor had suffered a problem relating to his vagal nerve.
It said a condition known as vasovagal syncope could involve a brief loss of consciousness, and changes in the heart rate or blood pressure, especially if the person is dehydrated.
The vagal nerve is a major nerve that runs from the abdomen to the brain and controls many functions.