So yesterday I set off for my 5.25 mile run. The whole thing turned into one big problem.
Let's start off with the fact that I went to use the gym in my office building and there are only two treadmills. There is the one I like and the one that for some reason I decided I don't like. No reason really, both are in good condition and work fine. I think it's because at some point I decided the one I now don't like has a smidge of an incline to it even when it's at a 0. So naturally that was the only one open.
I sucked it up and got going. At around my first mile I was really uncomfortable and had to pee. I sighed and paused it and ran to the bathroom. I got back on and I still felt like I had to pee. Ugh! I kept going...
The first two miles I was also experiencing gastrointestinal distress. It was really uncomfortable and getting annoying fast.
Mind you, this whole time my "inner whiner" was out in full force. I kept ignoring it and kept trying to focus on my running.
Then out of no where my facial pain (I have a mystery facial neuralgia I get acupuncture for) started going wild. It generally is very mild since I started acupuncture. That turned into a headache which minutes later turned into sharp pains in my shoulders. What, the, frack?
That was it. I hit stop just short of 3 miles and then walked for 5 minutes.
I felt a bit defeated and headed home.
Some days you're on and some days you're off. I know my body is conditioned and fully capable of going 5.25 miles but today I just had to listen to all it's complains and let it rest.
When I got home John informed me I can get a Netflix app for my iPhone and watch movies on it! I wish I knew this earlier!
Today I am going to kill the 5.25 mile run while I watch the pilot episode of LOST. I've seem the entire series but I love it. <3
Tomorrow I rest and the 5k is Saturday!