It hasn’t been a good week for lil enormous runner. This means, I haven’t been able to run too much this week.
I took the morning off on Tuesday and was able to run 7.3 miles. I rounded it out to 8 later on after work for the day. I was exhausted that night. Wednesday is the day that I swim and I wasn’t feeling great when I woke up, I was having stomach issues. I floated for 1/2 hour and went off to school, feeling horrible. I didn’t feel well and was exhausted all day Wednesday, and came home and vegged out. Today I went running after work outside and my shins and calves were SCREAMING. It was not a comfortable run. And I feel enormous lately. I have never had shin splints while running before – this started around a month ago and hasn’t gone away. I’ve read about it, but none of the reasons why they start seem to apply to me. I don’t know what is going on. My shoes have around 250 miles on them. So I made it through 3 miles in 35 minutes and planned to come home and run for about 1/2 hour more, but the baby isn’t having any of that. After 5 minutes (even less I think) I felt a pain lower in my stomach that made me stop and walk, and it didn’t go away even from walking so I had to call it a day. I guess my body is telling me that I need some rest. I’ll take it for a week but that’s it!!! I’ve done only 12 miles this week total and usually I’m done 20. I don’t even know if I’ll make it to 20 for the week!! That’s half of what I’ve done the last 2 weeks! 🙁