Work has been crazy this week, and the commute time even more. But I’m here to report I had my first run of 2018!!
It happened last Tuesday at 6am in the morning. It also happened on the treadmill because the temperatures have been extremely (and unusually) low. Anything below the 50s and I’m instantly running on a treadmill.
As I commented last week, I took antibiotics until last Tuesday. This made me stop running for a while since antibiotics will make me feel absolutely HORRIBLE when running. This weird effect will last for a week after I finished taking them. So I knew I had to wait.
Tuesday from this week sounded like a good day to go for a run, and so I did. I have not much to say other than it felt extremely hard. I had to run 4.5 miles (according to my training plan) but I only ran 3. This is totally ok, because the next day I had to run 3 so I just switched the days.
However, the effects on my body are always going to be amazing no matter how much my run sucked. The first effect is the runners high I get afterwards. Not even the crazy commute to work will stress me out. The hours at the office will pass by faster and I feel like I’m more productive.
The other amazing effect is my hunger. I feel actual hunger and therefore my food tastes better. Also, my digestion is faster, and after suffering from GERD this is a complete blessing.
To put it in shorter words: I love running so much.
In honor of my first run of 2018, I had pizza for dinner that night. This is my favorite combination to order from Papa Johns: grilled chicken, olives, and onions. If I want to indulge a little bit more, I’ll switch the grilled chicken for breaded chicken. It is heaven.
What are the benefits from running that you enjoy the most?
What are your favorite toppings to put on Pizza?