I added up my miles for this month, and after today, I am just 7 miles away from 100!!! I will hit it on my 4 mile run on Thursday. I am very excited and shocked that I have been able to do something like this. I have come so far!
Last night on our Facebook group page, we were talking about what route we wanted to do for our 5 mile recovery run. Tiffany suggested a route that I really enjoyed up to mile 2 and kept up with Karen. That is when one of my worst stomach attacks hit. I had to walk and make an unexpected pit stop. I always wanted to run that route again to see what I could do. So I wanted to redeem myself, and there was some teasing about why. FYI, bran flakes and milk are not the best thing to eat the night before a run. Dairy and fiber...
We didn't pick that route, but it was up by where we ran last time, and I ended up running with Karen again today. Wouldn't you know it, at mile 2 my stomach started really hurting again! I had to stop and find another bathroom. This is the second time it has happened to me. So I am cursed running in that neighborhood and with Karen. I teased her about it as well. She said she had that effect on guys!
Otherwise, it was a good 5 mile run. I never really did loosen up. My calves and thighs were tight but never really hurt. I am trying to embrace the pain and not give into it. I am also being smart about it and not getting injured. My problem is that I give up too easily. No pain, no gain.
Wednesday is tempo day. I am excited to see what I can do!