At about 1.2 miles my stomach began to do somersaults. The familiar feeling of nausea I get when I start a running routine was back and I had to get to the bathroom...fast! Lucky for me Dustin's sister lives on down the road (we're total hicks, I admit) and no one was home! I decided I could make it for a few more minutes until I turned around, then jetted inside their house for a quick pit stop.
This helped me until I had about half a mile left to go, when that familiar urge came back. At one point I stopped in the middle of the road and said "shit, shit, shit!" (LITERALLY) I had to walk for about .2 miles but was able to run the last bit home.
After I got back, I made homemade
Anyway, before dinner was ready, I started to get really nauseous. Instead of eating dinner with Dustin, I had to
- Until Monday, I've been eating like crap. Not crap like I used to, but crap for what I eat like now. So, now that I'm back on the healthy eating wagon, my stomach probably isn't used to so many veggies and good foods. Go figure.
- When I started running in January, I had similar episodes when running on the treadmill. It took a few weeks for me to get my diet down so that I wasn't having this problem. Also, I think running is something your body just needs to adjust to. Obviously my lack of exercise has made my body not recognize what real exercise is.
- I wish I would have picked a training plan that started sooner. Not because I don't think I'll be trained enough for my half, but because I am dedicated (so far) to this plan. I think a reason I didn't exercise much before the plan was because I knew I'd be starting it soon, so I put it off. Lesson learned.