Biggest news of the day: Today is our 5th Wedding anniversary! I won't get all Facebook on you, but It's wonderful to have the perfect companion to journey life with and keep you in line. Our story is twice as long and unlikely, but love has made it happen and I can't be happier. We typically do some fancy dinner, but this year we want to be full for under $200 so we are thinking dmk burger and then someplace else.
Now the less fun part of the day. Wtf is going on gut. Get your shit together, literally. I have not had one good run since Sunday because of you. Today was the worst. I planned an easy run of 10 miles. Weather was gorgeous, but the gnats invaded the entire area and I choked multiple times on them.
When I woke up at 4:30am, felt ok. In case you haven't already learned, always go #2 before a hard or longer run. Didn't skip that, but stomach was still iffy. Wasn't sure what was in store, but I have a time limit, let's go.
First 3 miles, manageable. Stopped to get a quick picture before sunrise.
Next three I start to worry. Pressure and aches more constant. Already half way done, just make it home. ( don't worry, I still put on a brave face and waved/nodded to people, priorities) The sunrise was perfect and I almost stopped to get another photo, but I was worried that stopping and starting again might make my stomach angrier.
Miles 6 to 9, my face started to grimace more now. Had trouble jogging. Ugh. Worst run to date. Hit mile 9, come on Declan, don't give up. I couldn't keep going without going. I stopped a run early for the first time. Breathed deeply. Walked most of the last mile home, which was also a challenge. I tried to jog a couple times just due to time constraints.
Not a pretty run, but I'm glad I did it... now I know I can eat normally :)
Alternative? Could have stayed in today with the warning signs I had or do a short run... Naw. Rather hate myself for a little while than beat myself up all day.
Tomorrow morning I'll do the same route, hopefully I have a better experience. Plus, I need to make sure I keep a look out for Bethany @ Accidental Intentions and Kelsey @ Fueling Strong when I cross paths with their running groups with CARA and offer a motivational wave. Do I need to look out for anyone else running between 5 and 6:30am on the Lakefront north?
One link for you today:
Rules of Running - It got pretty popular yesterday, so I imagine it made its way to a lot of you already, but still a nice list.
Lots of beach weather in the forecast! Will I see any of you around Hollywood beach or early morning runs on Sunday as well?
Any weekend plans?
How do you deal with stomach issues during training? Skip/push/cut?