Monday, March 7, 2011
Went to the gym today intending to do Yoga and get in a good long run. And I did.
I ran 7.08 miles and it was easy.
I could have kept running. There were two reasons I stopped.
1. I got runners tummy (also know as the "Runners Trots" but thats yucky so I don't call it that) and had slow down for a little while, this was around 6.20. I could have pushed through longer and eventually it would have gone away. Of all the things that you suffer through when you run long distances (bloody toes, cramps, fatigue, ect) runners tummy is the worst for me. I've always had a really sensitive stomach since I was a little girl. I hate when my stomach is upset.
And 2. Davey and the boys were waiting for me at home and I already did 45 min of Yoga plus the 97 min run. That's a long time. Aren't they awesome? I just love them.
I am in love with "The Zone". It's a point when you run where you don't feel anything but adrenaline, and you feel like you could go forever. You run harder and stronger. It's amazing!
I can't believe, that me, a Curvy Housewife, that couldn't run 1/2 a mile when I started this journey, and couldn't run over 1 mile 5 months ago with out stopping and walking, can now run 7 miles, with out walking, and it was easy.
Yes, I've ran 8 miles with out stopping, and 10 miles with out walking at all, and I did a 1/2 marathon, but I wouldn't say any of those were easy. This 7 miles, pshhhh. It's got nothing on me. Booya! And that's how I control you BODY! You don't control me anymore, and you haven't in a long time. So get on board.
Do you get runner's tummy? What's your easy mileage? I want to know :)