My heel injury coupled with three weeks off from the long runs on my half marathon training plan didn’t get me down.
I tackled a 10 mile run this morning and it felt amazing!
I did a large six-mile loop and realized I forgot my Stretch Island Fruit Co. fruit strip, which I planned on eating halfway through the run to give my body some sugar and carbs.
I made a quick pit-stop at our apartment to eat a fruit strip, down some water and leash Sadie up so she could join me on the final four miles of my run.
I was feeling quite fatigued before I ate the fruit strip and was amazed how much better a simple snack and some brief stretching made me feel. The last four miles of my run felt better than the first six.
During my run I had two main thoughts in my head to keep me going:
- I am so grateful for the ability to run.
- It’s okay to feel uncomfortable.
When I got home, I immediately drank a lot of water, ate another fruit strip and several large handfuls of pretzels.
I then stretched for about 10 minutes until Ryan arrived home from the gym. We took Sadie on a slow one-mile walk, which I figured would be good for my muscles. About halfway through the walk, I felt a pretty intense cramp on my right side.
When we got home, I curled up on the couch and started to feel a little nauseous. I closed my eyes for about an hour and watched an episode of Bethenny Getting Married? that I DVRed. Ryan headed out to run an errand and I stayed on the couch, sipping water and munching on a few more pretzels.
Then, Ryan arrived back home and reminded me, yet again, why I am marrying him.
Check out what he brought me:
A McDonald’s hot fudge sundae!
My eyes lit up when he walked in the door carrying that bad boy.
It tasted like heaven and I literally used my fingers to eat every last bite.
Oddly enough, the ice cream sundae made me feel a million times better!
I’m not sure why I felt so icky, but I’m glad the feeling passed and I’m back to feelin’ normal.
We have plans to go to a pool party today, so I gotta get movin’!
Hope you weekend is off to a great start! 😀