Today has not been a fun day. I felt pretty good this morning except for the fact that I had no voice. That, however, I still think is a residual effect of
cursing assisting the Big Ten morons officials at the Notre Dame game on Saturday. My throat isn’t sore, I just can’t talk without sounding like a 2 pack a day smoker. My throat is about the only thing that isn’t sore though. I have had an off and on headache all day coupled with my reoccurring stomach trouble.
I felt fairly fine this morning, just a bit of a headache. I took a morning power nap that helped the head, but caused me to miss my noon swim. Probably for the best though. After some food, I was feeling pretty good. I got some more work done before deciding that I was up for a run. I wanted to do another mid distance run like yesterday to make up for not doing a long run last weekend.
About halfway through my run (5 miles or so), my stomach started to act up. Great. I was at least 3 miles from home at that point. So, it was either 3 miles straight home or 5 miles to complete the run I wanted to do. I decided to suck it up and continue on. I stopped a couple times along the way to let my stomach settle and to grab water at a couple drinking fountains, but chugged along for the most part.
Compared to yesterday’s amazing run, I felt miserable today. Nevertheless, I finished 11 miles in 1:31:19 for an 8:16 pace. The pace is quite shocking to me. I really thought I was going to be lucky to get under 9:00 pace, so despite the pain, I am happy with the results.
After I got home, the stomach ache still didn’t go away. In fact it got worse. It got to the point where just sitting on the couch was painful. I have been taking it easy the rest of the evening just hoping that it goes away.
Here’s to hoping a good night’s sleep fixed me up.