Hello guys! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.
Yesterday I went to run wanting to do approximately 6 miles. After a whole entire week without running, I though I would come back feeling amazing and strong. But It wasn’t like that at all. There was a chain of unfortunate events that made my most appreciated moment of the day (running) make me feel miserable.
It all started with a sunny morning and not a very enthusiastic Nathaly. I had a cup of coffee and jelly toast with cheese because that’s what I craving for breakfast. I waited one hour and then got dressed to head out. Dad got me a hydration belt for Christmas so I decided to give it a try.
I don’t know what’s de deal with these hydration belts or if I was wearing mine wrong. I adjusted it to my hips but when I started running it went all up to my waist, and then it started jumping. Is this something all female runners go through? The point is that I was very uncomfortable but I was already far away from home, so I kept running.
I started feeling sick to my stomach before finishing my first mile. I kept running with the hopes of feeling better after another mile, but it was not happening. I was dizzy, my hands and lips were becoming pale because that’s what happens to me when I feel nauseous. But I kept running. In the mean time, the hydration belt kept jumping on my waist. I was not annoyed, but I started thinking “why am I even pushing myself If I’m feeling so sick?”
Usually I feel strong when I’m running. However, I was feeling vulnerable this time around. I started thinking about this TED Talk from Brené Brown and realized it was time to have a little bit of auto compassion. It was time to go back home.
By that time I had already completed three miles. Dark clouds started making their way and I was still one mile away from home! Quickly, the rain came along with cold winds. I kept running. I mean, did I have another option? Good thing is that the cold rain wasn’t really a problem compared to my nauseas. I was kind of concerned about my phone though.
Four miles finished and I finally made it back home soaking wet. After a warm shower and a Prilosec, everything felt. Gosh! That run really did suck.
Moral of the story:
1. Not all days of running are the same.
2. Probably these bad days of running are what make good days of running amazing ones!
3. Nathaly and jelly toasts with cheese don’t do well before runs.
Have you had any bad runs lately?
Do you have the same problem with hydration belts? If so, have you find a way to solve it?