3 mile run - complete (should have been 4, but trying again tonight)
2.2 mile walk with the dogs - complete
I went out last night for my scheduled 4 mile run. It started off great. I was feeling pretty good. It wasn't too hot and my legs loosened up quickly before the first mile. I was keeping a pretty good pace and then I hit mile 3 and my stomach just cramped up again. Now I'm pretty sure this is acid reflux related because it was my upper stomach/lower diaphragm - right where I usually have pain from the reflux. The good thing is that I didn't feel like I had a lead brick in my stomach. So, the three miles that I did get in felt great. I decided to follow up the run with a nice walk with the dogs. That way I didn't feel totally defeated.
The Prilosec is really helping though. I can already tell a difference in just how my GI feels without all that acid production. Hopefully I'll be good to go by Saturday's long run. My schedule only calls for one 4 mile run this week, so I'm going to flip-flop it with tonight's run and try for four again. Wish me luck!
Here's the thing about today though. There's a blood drive in the basement of our building and I was going to go down there to donate. I ate a big breakfast and I'm going to donate early so that hopefully I won't be zapped for my run tonight. I need to find someplace for lunch that's serving red beans (not too hard in New Orleans - ha) to replenish my iron. I don't eat beef or pork, so I need to find that iron somewhere else. Maybe a big ole spinach salad and a side of beans.
Today I LOVE: Darra Torres. What an inspirational woman! I watched her compete during the Olympic trials and she just blew everybody out of the water. AND I want her physique! WOW - she is in awesome shape!
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