But first a few of our normal random things…
-These two doggies are with us at all times these days.
-Chilled on the porch with my parents. My mom is doing really well—> She is resting a lot and they are still testing her heart out to see if that caused the stroke in her eye.
-A friend brought Brooke a homemade oreo and just like a normal oreo—> she just ate the center.
-This post from Runners Connect is SOOOOOOO true (well, minus the beer part for me;)
The main staple of my diet the last two days (the wedding food on Friday night almost killed me off):
Let’s rewind to approximately 6.5 years ago:
I was sick all day, every day for a few weeks. I was nauseated and bloated all of the time. We went into the doctor and I did all of the tests and they told me I had IBS. I took the medicine for awhile, life got less stressful (that is the biggest contributor for my IBS flares) and I got better. I have had some minor flare ups over the years but nothing bad at all. The last few weeks have felt IDENTICAL (I have felt nauseated pretty much all day long lately) to the last big flare up and so I went into the doctor. They gave me the prescription again and I am hoping it kicks in ASAP. It is tricky because I have to keep my food extremely simple (especially no dairy…), and most things make me feel really nauseated so I am pretty weak——> all of this happening while I should be carb loading. There has been a lot of stress in my life lately (my mom especially, a break-up and other life stuff) and I think that is what really flared it up.
How I felt after a very short run last week:
It’s interesting because I think normally I would be F.R.E.A.K.I.N.G. out about the current situation so close to my marathon. I’ve worked hard, I’ve got some big goals, I have somehow managed to stay injury free but there is a chance my body will not be nice to me on race day. This would usually cause me a lot of worry leading up to the race but honestly after last week when my mom had her stroke…. I am reminded again that running is just running. I love it and always will but it really is just a thing I do. My mom’s health scare helped me to reprioritize everything again. I am hoping that I feel back to normal by Saturday and I am going to stay positive and push myself to the limits but if the stars don’t align… it’s okay. It’s just running and I’m just really beyond grateful that my mom is doing better.
I think our minds and bodies are extremely connected so I am going to continue to take my mom’s advice and smile every time that I think about the race—> just did:)
Training Week #15!!!
Monday: 7 miles @ 7:20 average with three tempo miles in there averaging around a 6:42.
Tuesday: 4.4 miles @ 7:56 average pace.
Wednesday: 8 miles @ 7:30 pace with 10 x 45 second strides @ 6:00 pace.
Thursday: 5 miles @ 8:06 average pace.
Friday: 3 miles on the treadmill @ 8:34 average pace.
Saturday: 10 miles @ 7:08 average pace. This workout was supposed to be a lot faster but I could not get going because of the nausea.
37.4 miles total!!
How was your running last week? Best run? Hardest run?
Ever had any similar stomach/intestinal issues? Is stress a contributor for you?
What was the best part about your weekend?
Any foods/food groups that your body doesn’t love?