Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blah Running

I really, really hate starting a day with a crappy run. I love running early in the morning because it sets a productive and peaceful tone for the rest of the day - this was not one of those days.

This morning i had my first really bad run since i got pregnant. It's single-digit cold, so it was a treadmill morning, which I'm hoping had something to do with it. I usually get 5 miles in before work but today i didn't even make it a full 4. There was a lot of walking involved. Something was uncomfortable on my side - i don't know if it was just an "off" day, or if Baby G2 was lying in a different position, or if i was slightly dehydrated, but the cramp was awful. The worst part was that the discomfort completely went away if i ratcheted the speed down to 8-minute miles, but my lungs are apparently not thrilled with that kind of pace anymore. I'm going to have my work cut out for me when i finally get back to real training in May.

I have 10 miles scheduled for Saturday, another single-digit forecast but definitely not on the treadmill. Hoping that goes better.

I did get some Orange Leaf for lunch, that dulled the annoyance a bit.


  1. I have no idea what orange leaf is.  Are oranges involved?

  2. Ratcheted the speed DOWN to 8-minute miles????  How fast are you running???

  3. Hang in there.
    I will say that starting to run again after having a baby was WAY easier than starting to run again after taking months off out of pure laziness. I didn't run through either pregnancy, and while my pace was slower when I started again, it was not nearly as bad as I had expected it to be.

  4. Ha! I guess that doesn't sound right, does it? My treadmill is weird in that I have to use down arrows to speed up. I guess I didn't think about translating that :)

    I've been trying to maintain something under 10, with the walk breaks and all.

  5. Frozen yogurt! I'm at a computer where I can actually leave comments today, I'm coming to spam your blog right now :)



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