Have you ever run on a treadmill that makes you keep checking behind you for the stampeding herd of elephants you are sure are following you? Yeah my hotel last night had one. It shook s terribly during the entire run that I was pretty sure I must have gained at least 50 pounds.
The fitness center felt totally freezing when I went in, but after only a quarter mile running I was convinced I was going to die of a heat stroke. Probably not the most fortuitous start. I plugged along to mile 1.5 or so then stopped to answer a call from the boyfriend. (Not my usual but he is out doing Army things so I do my best to be able to talk when he gets the chance.) Immediately after getting off the treadmill I got that awful acidic taste in my mouth and was convinced I was going to get sick. I sat against the wall and sipped some water while he chatted and the feeling mostly went away. I will confess (because accountability right?) that I called it quits at that point. So out of my 4 intended miles I did 1.5. Not a great start to the week.
Where do you draw the line though? I struggle with this with pain and stomach issues all the time. If I am home and running outside and start to feel sick, I slow down and work my way back up when I can. If I get sick, I get it over with and get on with life. On a treadmill that is a little more difficult. I also had a really bad experience last year with getting food poisoning during travel so I am very cautious whenever I feel the least bit sick. This part of my job puts a lot of stress on my body and my immune system.
I also decided to skip signing up to try a spin class early this morning. It sounded really fun and I am beyond bummed, but I need all the sleep I can get and I think I need to avoid unnecessary stress on my body until I make sure I am healthy and this was just a fluke. Fingers crossed!
Tonight I am scheduled for 7 miles at race pace, though I might take it a little easier depending on how I feel.
Last but not least: I am so excited that I finally remembered #10on10 on the 10t h and not the 11th or later. So check back later for my day in 10 pictures!