Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Live to run another day

Last night was a treat of brinner, French toast, and since we have company over, I went out to get us some dessert.  This much sugar can't possibly have a bad outcome right? Hold this thought.

Wake up time, feel exhausted and like I have an extra 100lbs on me. Oh well, let's get this show on the road.

I decided to go easy on my calf until it feels solid a few days in a row. Figure I would do a warm up then see what pace I can hold today. Get out...holy fog , 53 degrees. Fun times ahead. Leg feels decent and holding a nice pace when the check engine light comes on around mile 3.5..

Brain: G.I is this you?...
G.I.: zzzz
Brain: Are you high again? You gave me the all clear 30 minutes ago.. damnit you were on a sugar high..
G.I.: huh.. waaa...I'm so high . I told you what? Wait wait, we have a problem brain
Brain: *face palm* hurry up and tell me how bad it is
G.I.: Michael Jackson bad ... I'm going to take about 2 minutes off your pace and put pain on the face
Brain: wait!
Legs: dudes what's going on? We be jamming
(We are now turning around at mile 4.5)
*A wild wind appears* Going North now are you? Feel my damp embrace
Brain: fine... All system please operate at recovery level.

So yea, last 5 miles were brutal. Guy I was using behind me to keep me honest quickly overtook me once my gut was on high alert. Next time Tuesday... Next time. At least my leg feels okay. I feel like this run shouldn't even count, I don't even feel like I ran. Sigh. Learning experience right?

We do have a new contender for friendliest runner. On my way back I did my normal wave/nod if someone was paying attention. Surprisingly this happened around Belmont, a young lady must have had just downed a 5 hour energy shot or something, I passed along my light wave (note- my wave - when my hand swings up for my normal cadence, I simply turn it to a light wave, and go back to my normal form) and her wave back was...loud? big? not sure how to describe it. Head tilted, smile, giant wave and hello. I immediately thought.. do I know her? I don't think so.. is she going to kill me? Probably.


Side note: My CTA pass hasn't worked for the last 24 hours, time to go to CTA HQ!
And Ethiopian food tonight!

Did you get a foggy run in this morning or are you running later?

Have you ever given a running hello that was a bit much?

9 comments:

  1. I am running later (as always) - Still undecided if I will be outside or on the treadmill though...

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  2. Good story for the tough run. Feels similar to my own running experience last night.


    No running hello is ever too much!

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  3. GI issues, things every person getting into running needs to be aware of and prepare for! You aren't alone!

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  4. We shall see - It will be a VERY short run today so I was considering a speedwork day and I do better with that on the treadmill because it forces me to keep pace.

    Plus I want to strength train today too....

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  5. I loved the fog this morning but I'm a cool weather runner!


    Too much sugar always does my stomach in. It's okay on the weekends if I remind myself to wait for a bit before heading out but during the week when I don't have time, it can be really painful. As much as it sucks, I always tell myself that you never know what could happen during the race so I need to suck up the stomachache and push through.

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  6. Loved the fog too! Felt nice, especially when I saw the 90s WGN said for this weekend.


    And I have the same motto! never know what race day will feel like, weather, healthy, etc. Practice through it all! Thanks for commenting

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  7. justploddingalongJune 18, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Solid run even with some internal discussion happening! Went for a run outside this morning- not foggy where I am at but was nice and cool and WINDY.

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  8. GI problems during runs are the worst. You just can't really push through when your stomach is feeling really lousy. Hope you feel better soon!

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