Hey hey everyone! How are you doing today? I’m blogging to you this time from my favorite coffee shop
Well the last time you heard from me I was having an argument with my alarm clock. I totally did not feel like a run today BUT there are always going to be those days. You just have to suck it up and get’er done right? Right! So I started out with my pre-run meal.
Before I tell you about that though, let me go back a few days. I told you already that I suspected wheat bread was giving me the stomach cramps during my runs. That’s why I had the rice cakes before last Saturday’s run. Well, I’ve been avoiding wheat bread for almost three weeks now but a couple of days ago I made some spaghetti for dinner. I used whole grain noodles and not even an hour afterwards my stomach was in all KINDS of knots. No. Fun. at all. So, I’ve decided that I def have at least a mild gluten intolerance and I’m going to keep avoiding wheat specific products. Which brings me to my most exciting find at the base grocery store this week.
I found gluten free bread! Yay! I didn’t even realize they had it but just happened to notice it hanging out in the frozen goods. Doh! I forgot you’re supposed to freeze the stuff since it goes bad so quickly. That’s why I couldn’t find it before. So today’s pre-run meal was toast with crunchy almond butter and topped with chia and honey.
I can’t wait until I have a dSLR with all of the trimmings.
Anywho, after eating I headed out for the dreaded run. The first three miles were AWFUL. I couldn’t get in a groove and I kept stopping to walk. It seriously took me 42 minutes to get 3 miles done. Afterwards though my feet woke up and took it away. It only took me another 39 minutes to finish the other 4 miles. Weird. And you know what? I’m totally right about the source of the stomach cramps. I didn’t get a single one on this run either.
Today’s total = 7.8 miles [.4 mi warm up, 7 mi run, .4 mi cool down]
Now for the really horrible part, duh duh duhhhhh. January was the last time I ran anything over 6 miles. So when I finished today, my back and my knees were hurting something fierce! Which means only one thing.
The Ice Bath . . .
Give it a minute . . .
Ok that’s a little better. Two sweaters, tunes and a hot cup of coffee make this a tad bit easier.
Keep the toes out so they don’t freeze off
Yay! I did my 7 miler! That means I only have to train for <gulp> 19 more . . .
Hope ya’ll have a great day!
What are your workout plans for today? Anyone doing a long run this weekend?