I’m really happy with how my week is going with training. I haven’t been perfect, but I’ve been doing a lot better than the last few weeks. Tonight was a running night, and it wasn’t my best effort but I did it. I mapped out a 3 mile loop near my house to run with Curtis after work. In the first mile, I got a terrible side stitch. It was really strange, I could feel liquid or something sloshing around in my stomach. I think that had something to do with it. I don’t know if I drank too much water today or what! I had to stop for a few seconds, and luckily it went away…for awhile. On the last half mile it came back in full force and I had to stop a couple times to make it subside. I ended up trying to run through it, and ran on the grass for a bit. Surprisingly, it actually seemed to help to run on the grass. I think it may have been because I was focused on my footing, rather than the pain. Curtis tells me that they’ll go away after I get more used to running regularly. I guess I need to just get used to running through them! Anyways, the stopping slowed my run a bit, but I finished the 3 miles in 35 minutes. Slow, but I’m happy with it anyways.
Have a great weekend! (Early, but I’m ready for the weekend to be here now!)