2017 - 07 March - SICk Day
Every once in awhile the body decides to be disruptive. Yesterday and today I am sick. It is not a good sick. It has been quite mean. I am getting the personal tour of monetzuma's castle and I am not a fan. So what happened.
So, didn't think anything was going on. After a particular frustrating work meeting, I kept to myself and away from collegues and jumped in the subway. Well i walked the longer rout to the more direct line. I stopped and grabbed food at whole foods first. Then I got back and here is where things go screwy.
Well I found these. Wonderful GOL Energy and focus and I decided to use one pre-run. Waited about 25 minutes after taking with only 4 not 8 oz of water, and chased it with another 12 ounces of water.
I don't think that was the cause of things but it definitely didn't help. I have also been eating the protein bars. I have a shake in the morning, then falafel from Golan Heights. Well all seemed well.
I went on my run and started to groove in. the first two miles were good but not belabored, but at mile 2 I stopped to do some dynamic stretches and my stomach was off. So, I went back to things and slowed way down. I was just thinking that maybe I can keep my HR back and just cruise a bit. Well after slogging up the north side hill and getting to 4.2 something definitely wasn't right. I have not been able to locate bathrooms in CP and well, I was sure if I kept running I would need one. So i cut the watch, restarted a new session and began the approx 2 mile walk back in. It SUCKED!
While walking I was taking my time and I noticed a few things about my condition. I was really sweaty, but that isn't too unique but how salty I felt, that was not normal. i was texting Liz a bit and she is home dealing with 'Morning Sickness' you know she's growing a new wee parasite and its sucking her dry. My feet weren't to badly bothered although I am 450 miles or better on my current shoes. My stomach was just in a state of malaise and not happy. So, I was able to walk it back to the hotel and made it. Well, I think I list approx 5 lbs of water weight following the Montezuma excursion.
I woke up in the middle of the night at least 3 times spewing at the porcelain throne. Not exactly sure why, but it picked me. It was a horrible run as I am trying to grow my volume in readiness for the 2017 70.3 St. George Ironman branded event.
Oh well, the pangs of little disruptions in health, letting me know I am alive. Cheers.