I signed up for a 10k on July 13th, thinking that it would push my training and help me to keep my fitness level up. Which it is doing. I checked the calendar and I only have 17 days before the race, so I needed to pare down my 10k training plan from Nike. I took out all of the workouts and most of the rest days and I eliminated the first 3 weeks of training…it sounds like a lot and it would be, if I hadn’t trained for the half marathon I did in May.
So tonight I was set to do 3 miles. I came home from work and my stomach was rumbling something awful- it was EMPTY. So I needed to refuel and I also thought I could hydrate at the same time. So I ate a bunch of generic wheat thins and drank almost a liter of water.
This was such a bad idea. First off, I never thought to look at the amount of salt in these crackers, especially as I was shoving them in my face. Second, I forgot that I hate running on a full or semi-full stomach. Third, I forgot to take a potty break before leaving my house and the restrooms in the fitness center/leasing office closed before I started working out. It was a bad situation.
I did manage 1.85 miles and I was moving along pretty well, all things considered. This has been a teachable moment (again) for myself, which will eventually lead to my success and triumph over the marathon (my ultimate goal).