1. When I went for my recovery run on Sunday last week, the day after my race, my legs were NOT at all sore - they felt fresh and awesome. Which, again, I couldn't believe. I thought for sure I would feel the affects of the race. But I enjoyed the run and was excited for training this week. Then Monday came and disaster hit. My legs were like led, my quads were tight and my right hamstring decided to rear it's ugly head. Also, my stomach was a mess. And that has been the the theme all week - my stomach does not like running, and I can't figure out why. Nothing has changed in my diet and no, not prego. When I'm not running, I'm good to go. But every run this week, after about 10 mins of running, I want to puke. The second I stop, it goes away. Needless to say, every run this week involved a few extra stops. Not good - any thoughts peeps? I'm at a loss, and miserable :( Amazing how you can go from feeling on top of the world with your running to feeling like garbage in the matter of days - fickle running!
2. I hate to say it, but this stomach thing really got the best of me this week - hence it gets "two bullet points" here on TTT. Mentally, I feel drained. All I keep worrying about is weather I can fix this in time for CIM or am I doomed to deal with this the rest of the training cycle and race. I thought for a day it might have been all in my head, all fear based. But yesterday I did all my usual pre-race rituals and it still ended up the same way. In fact, I was on the trail with my hubbs yesterday, about 5 miles in to my 10 mile run and I just looked at him and started crying - what the hell am I doing wrong? So, today I changed up breakfast and am waiting a little bit longer to run, in hopes of feeling a bit better. I also bought a giant bottle of Pepto Bismol - I'm going to chug that stuff before hand. Can't hurt!
3. I have a low key weekend planned and I couldn't be more excited! Every weekend for the past month I have had something going on. Not this weekend! Aside from my last 20+ miler that I need to get in, I am going to be doing nothing! No place to be, no one to be accountable to except for ourselves. I've been wicked busy with work this week and having nothing on my plate sounds divine!
P.S. I just added my Daily Mile Widget on the side - come find me on Daily Mile and we can motivate each other there, too!
I'm off to check in with all of you!
Happy Thursday and Happy Running peeps!