On Monday, I was super excited to try out my trail shoes. I worked late and grabbed a snack (chips and guac) to hold me over at Qdoba until I could get home. When I got home, I was feeling lazy and just had a quick bowl of cereal for dinner. I only waited a short time to let my stomach settle while I got changed into my gear. The plan was to run a quick 3 miles, NBD. After taking a pre-run photo, I headed out in my new trail shoes! At about mile 1.25, my dinner choice seemed to be a huge mistake and I had to stop. I started thinking about how I ate too many chips and what was I thinking mixing milk with guacamole in my stomach. Either way, trying to run 3 miles was out of the question. I sadly walked back home and tried to keep my nausea at bay. My first run in my trail shoes was not a success. The biggest takeaway from this is that I have to take better care of what I eat before I run. Seems obvious but when I'm working late and exhausted, sometimes a weird craving takes precedence over reason and logic. On the plus side, the only races I'm training for right now are a 4 mile on 11/24 and a 5 mile on 1/7 so a shorter distance on a day is not the end of the world. Live and learn... and eat better!
|Adidas long sleeve, Magellan 10k short sleeve underneath, capri running tights from JC Penny, Saucony trail shoes courtesy of RFK, Under Armor gloves, head band|