I managed to keep up my mileage despite some severe stomach issues; I’ll go into more detail in tomorrow’s Week in Review post. I hit 62 miles this week and kept up my 3 days of strength work. Like I say every damn week: I haaaate doing the weights and the legs/glute exercises but they’re keeping me healthy and able to run, so I keep at it.
Monday– I ran a really slow 5 miles in the early dark morning and then another swifter 5 in the afternoon while Katie hung out with Callum! I’m making Spring Break work for me. 😉
Tuesday– I ran a really slow 8 miles in the dark early morning before anyone woke up, and then 4 evening miles with Andrew! We’re SO looking forward to going to Arizona!
Wednesday– I didn’t think this run would go so well because I was having stomach issues all day, but once I got out there, I flew! Callum had an hour long nap and Andrew was working from home so I took off for a super hilly 6 mile run.
Thursday– I started to get a sore stomach today, so my 6 morning miles were slow and a bit laboured. I joined Andrew for his 4 miler in the evening because my stomach hurt no matter what I did and at least I’d be able to get out for some fresh air.
Friday– Really really sore stomach. I drove Jake to work really early and then was all dressed to go for a run but my stomach was killing me. My nurse friend suggested I take a stool softener and after I did that, my stomach started to feel better as the day went on.
Saturday– My stomach is a bit better, so I headed outside for a slow 8 mile run. I wanted to do 10 miles but Andrew told me that someone had cut the head off a deer and stuck it on the median on my 10 mile route, so I decided not to go that far.
Sunday– I dropped Jake off at work, had a coffee and a poo and headed out for a 10 mile run. I noticed that my left shin was a bit sore because since my stomach pains I’ve been changing my gait a bit to avoid bouncing too much and I guess my left foot took the brunt of it. Weird! It was barely noticeable so I didn’t worry too much at all. Just interesting. I had to stop for a poo in the bushes on the side of the road at mile 8. I forgot wipes, so I used my gloves. Good thing they only cost me $1.
How sick and twisted are the people/is the person who would do that to a deer head? I actually don’t even really want to talk about it. Tell me about the coolest thing you’ve ever seen on a run, like money, or a full six pack of beer. Tell me something nice.
Have you ever had to take stool softeners?
If you had to choose between a pair of $40 gloves to wipe, or nothing at all, would you use the gloves or finish your run all squidgy?