So, drop me a line in the comment section and let me know how you are doing! If you are feeling like you are coming up short, I can give you some pointers or tips and also let you in on the core workout that my hubbs has created for me and is kicking my ass!
Yesterday I had a medium long run on my training schedule. The plan was for 12 but I wanted to see if I could hit 13-15 since I didn't really do a long run over last weekend. I was excited again to get out and run since the weather has been so nice! I even left work a little early to get home and meet up with the hubbs after his own sweat session at the gym. My stomach though all afternoon was not happy. I just felt really full from lunch and could not shake the "off" feeling I was having. Some of you battle poop issues when you run, I battle the "I feel like I am going to puke at any second" issue. Most times I can battle through it, or at other times I fall victim to it :( Yesterday when I headed out it was already in the low 70's but I figured I would just run slower and see how I felt.
I like to do a big out and back with a lollipop loop at the mid-way point to get my longer run in. But by the time I hit the 3 mile mark, my stomach was done! I threw up my whole lunch and all my fluids right on the busy street I run down! I had stopped just for a second to check my shoe and well, my stomach took the opportunity to revolt! This portion of the run I was still by myself, Ari wasn't going to meet me until the 6 mile back point so there I was, all alone, throwing up on the side of the road! Ugh!!!!! I rinsed my mouth out with a near by sprinkler and turned around and headed home. I felt like garbage the whole 3 miles home. Just drained. I was planning on getting some fluids down and then trying to head out again, but my legs started cramping when I stopped so I just called it day.
I was disappointed but not to the point where I felt like I failed. These things happen. I can just switch my runs around to make up the miles. I am going to attempt to try the run again today, as the temps are cooler and I am going to eat a more mild lunch. The whole time I ran home, I was remembering how I had that same thing happen at Shamrock but was able to rally cap it back into the race and finish strong. I guess since I didn't have an awesome medal or my family waiting for me at a finish that I lost my nerve to finish! LOL! Needless to say, I'm leaving it in yesterday and am going to give it another shot today. It also means that I will be moving my long run to Sunday which will be a challenge for my schedule - oh well, marathon training is all about being flexible!
25 days to Boston, and one month to Big Sur! The countdown has really started! The Boston organizers thought it would be "cute" to send out a reminder email yesterday to let us all know it was 26 days to Boston. Yeah, like I needed a reminder! LOL!
Check in with me and let me know how you're doing! Just over two weeks until the end of the challenge!
Happy Thursday and Happy Running peeps!