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In a Stitch

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!)


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