I missed a run Wednesday night as I was curried up on the couch super sick 😦 I had gone speed skating earlier that day and had planned on a 4k run that evening. However when I got home, I got super sick. I was on the couch from the time the girls went to bed a 7pm until 9pm…then I crawled in my bed and slept ALL NIGHT LONG…well, I was up once with Hilary.
Thursday morning I woke up feeling refreshed but still a little under the weather. By the evening, I was pretty much back to my normal self and decided a 5-6k run was do-able.
Well….once I got running, I started to rethink my 5-6k. I had to take it one kilometer at a time. Let me break it down the way I remember it:
Kilometer 1: Slow, steady and I was trying to figure out why I was running.
Kilometer 2: Slide stitch…crap…slow down…walk it out. Walking’s not helping…start running again…slowly. Running slowly I questioned how far I should run.
Man, am I ever glad I am watching Chicago PD or I would have checked out by now. Commercial break…dammit.
Kilometer 3: I’m only going to do 4k…just have to make it one more kilometer.
Kilometer 4: I feel great, side stitch is gone…maybe I’ll do the full 6.
Kilometer 4.50: I think I’ll just do 5k.
Kilometer 5: DONE – thank god it’s over! Time to stretch, snack, shower and go to bed.
Not the worst run I’ve ever had but it sure made me question my ability to run and the distance I wanted to run.
Ever change your run due to unexpected events?
What do you do for side stitches?
It’s FRIDAY! What are your weekend plans?
We are laying low…I think 😉