I had the best run last night. I had a great pace and I didn't have any troubles with my breathing. I felt like I could run forever...and I probably could have, had I not woken up. ;)
Okay, in all seriousness, even though I didn't run last night, I did run this evening and it was anything but a dream. :( The run itself wasn't too bad. My pace was all over the place, though. At one point, I saw 10:30, but then I also saw 14:50, so even though I tried my hardest to get the best pace I've ever had, I ended up with 13:17 overall. I should be happy that it was that low, considering I had horrible cramping stomach pain the entire time.
I have not had a good day. I spent more time in the bathroom than I'd ever like to spend in there ever again and whenever I ate something, my stomach would start cramping and hurting really badly. I really wanted to put off my three miler today, but I'd already put it off once and I wasn't about to blog AGAIN that I didn't run. This IS a running/weight loss blog and since I'm not losing weight, I might as well keep up with the other half of the purpose of this blog. ;)
Seriously though, had I not had stomach issues, I really think this could have been my best run yet. My legs were burning through most of the run, but my breathing was spot on and I just kept pushing through everything. I'm still not loving running, but I'm noticing that distance is getting somewhat easier. I remember a time when a mile seemed daunting. Now when I go out to run and I'm not sure I want to do the entire mileage scheduled, I tell myself I won't do anything less than two miles. I never thought two miles would be my minimum. Who am I and where has the lazy, non-running Marcia gone!? LOL
As for my stomach pain, maybe one of you might have an idea what's
wrong. The pain feels like what I'd assume appendicitis would feel
like, except that it's mainly on the left side. The pain is under by
ribs and radiates across my stomach to just past my belly button. It's
also been kind of "grumbly" (what Preston lovingly refers to as "bubble
guts") and spent far too much time in the bathroom. The pain wasn't so bad this morning, but it's gotten worse as
the day went on and after my run it was really bad. During my run, when
I'd have to take deep breaths, it'd really hurt. :/ I'm not sure what
the deal is. If it keeps up, of course I'll see the doctor, but I want
to ride it out and see what it's like tomorrow. I'm really not too worried, just irritated with the pain.