Thursday, September 17, 2009

running, aches, and food..

Yesterday I had the best run I’ve ever had. I’ve tried to follow the Couch to 5k program a few times and I’ve realized for me it’s better to come up with my own run/walk program and it has worked and I have seen an increase in the distance that I’ve run at a time which for me right now is way better than working on the speed. I mean up until last year I could barely run at all, which has been a lifetime problem. Always good at the sprint but not the long haul. Anyway, yesterday I did my warm up and started running and the way I go about it is this: I walk to the corner and then turn and start running until I feel like my heart is going to jump out of chest. Then I walk until I can breathe again without it seeming like I am going to die. Then I run for 2:41 then I walk until I can breathe normally. Then I run for 2:31 and walk until I can breathe and so on until I reach home. I have a 2.2 mile loop that I do each time and it takes me roughly 35 minutes but I am slow and running has never been my thing. My goal is to eventually be able to run that hole loop and then add more distance on. A little OCD but whatever.

So yesterday, as I was running I felt AWESOME. I ran more minute wise than I have since I started and felt good. The last couple times after I have finished running, I go inside have a drink, stretch and then go bike ride the same 2.2 mile loop. I got done running and walked inside and immediately felt like I was going to vomit. I’ve only felt like that when I’ve ran too close to eating and this was not the case. But I also felt slightly lightheaded. I drank more water and tried to eat the closest healthiest thing I could find and that ended up being a slice of cucumber with vinegar. I also made it into the bathroom expecting to vomit but didn’t. I was really shocked after feeling so well until that point. I was kind of thinking it probably had something to do with running more than normal and possibly cuz I’m on my period. I think blood sugar was all messed up. Yuck.

So I took about a 10 minute sit down break and lifted and did some strength excerise in and got a few more gulps of water in and headed off on the bike ride. Came back and felt better. The feeling was so weird, I’ve never felt like that before. So disappointing coming after such a great run.

I’ve also been suffering through my dang sore hip still. I probably should research why it hurts and how to fix it. It’s been bugging me AFTER I work out. Not normally while running or not until I’ve gone about a mile at least. Also notice it when I go from sitting in my car and standing up. Kind of a mixture of cold air conditioning and sitting for awhile. Sometimes bugs me when I stand up from where I am sitting now. I thought I pulled something about 2 months ago but now I am not sure. But it sure hinders my exercise.

Wednesday September 16th
10:30 - 1 ½ cups coffee, 1 egg, 1 piece of toast, serving of strawberry applesauce
12:45 – 1 slice cucumber in vinegar
1:20 - South Beach Bar High Protein Peanut Butter glass of milk
5:45 – orange chicken, fried rice, crab rangoons

Water 80 ounces


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Hmm - maybe you weren't hydrated enough or something? The body's natural reaction to being dehydrated is to feel nauseated, so that might be why? I will sometimes feel like that right at the end of my run if i sprint out the finish, but it usually goes away. Not fun, though!

Hope your hip thing gets better. Are you doing much stretching post run/biking? That might help?

Sounds like you are doing so well, though! You've made great progress!!

Anais said...

That's too bad about you feeling that way.. but GREAT job on the run though :)

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

That's weird... It might just be one of those things.. I hope it doesn't happen again!

Amber said...

I agree with what Lisa said about not hydrating enough - I've felt like that after a run if I don't drink enough water both during and before the run!

Great job on the running, though! That's awesome. I think it's great you're going at your own pace, too. That way you're way more likely to stick with it and less likely to get injured!