Or what feels like an elephant sitting on my chest will keep me from my run!
Yes, I am still feeling icky. I woke up this morning and knew that I had a run scheduled for some point this weekend. Once again I didn't feel totally well...and actually felt another step worse than yesterday. SO, I decided to go today. Get it done and out of the way in case I am feeling even worse tomorrow (God forbid).
I got to talking with my dad before heading out and got to laughing. Laughing made me cough. Coughing made me gag. Gagging made my father laugh. Which made him cough. Which made me laugh. Which made me gag. Vicious cycle! I had to step away to gather myself and within a few minutes, with my stomach still feeling weird from gagging, I headed out. (I knew that the gagging was a result of laughing and I knew that I don't normally laugh on my runs so I should be fine!)
I set out with some trepidation and actually wondering if I could make it. I was determined to give it my best shot.
And I did it. I completed my miles. I actually probably walked less than I have in my most recent runs. My first walk didn't hit until almost the 2 mile mark...and was only 30-60 seconds. From that point on, I walked maybe every 3/4 of a mile for roughly 30 seconds each time. I determined to run to a certain point and I did.......and when I looked at my tracker......Wooo hooo.....it must have paused when I went to put it in my run buddy pouch. It didn't track my run at all! Luckily for me, it showed me when I had started it and paused it ...so I knew how long I had been running.....and I had decided to run the exact same route as last Sunday! So I was still able to get my stats.....and happily I can say that even sick, I ran it faster than last week!
I was a bit nervous because I had Chinese (Buffet too...arrgghh) for dinner last night. I wasn't sure how that was going to affect my weight. But I am happy to say that my weight remained the same from yesterday to today. I am making sure I drink lots of water so that I don't have any residual weight gain...but right now I'm feeling pretty good about my weight loss efforts.