- 5.80 – Miles Run Today
- 47.20 – Miles Run 2013
- $170.00 – $ Raised 2013
- 15 – Alzheimer’s Patients/Care Givers Honored
Today’s post will not be pretty. I don’t know how to make it nice so you might want to skip to another day. Continue at your own risk…
Marathon workout #42 of 64 was to be 8.5 miles starting slow but increasing pace throughout and ending slow. A steady rain was falling all day so I hit the gym to complete this exciting(?) run. All started out well. Mile 1 – easy. Miles 2,3, 4, 5 progressively faster but still tolerable. As a matter of fact I was feeling pretty smug about how well it was going….until mile 5.5. It was then that I started to feel odd….my stomach started to churn and I went into panic mode. I hit the pause button on the treadmill, grabbed my towel to my mouth, and tried to be inconspicuous. Luckily for the people around me the crisis passed quickly. I walked for a while and tried to increase the pace but there was no completing the workout today.
Once home, I also found that I had my first runner’s toe! I have one toenail that has turned a dark purple color. It is sore but I don’t think I will lose the nail. Until then I don’t know if I can truly call myself a runner.
That’s if for today. I’ll try to be more upbeat in the future….but I did warn you!!
Make it a memorable day!