Here are 3 important things what I have learnt this week.
Fitness is dangerous.
Picture the scene: I’m home from a run. It’s shower time. I try to remove my sports bra (Shockabsorber Run Bra) and one of the hooks gets caught.
It’s racer back. Which, fellas, means that I cannot get my arms out by slipping the straps over my shoulders. You go in head first.
I end up with one arm
stuck and the other powerless.
I consider calling for help.
I have to have a lie down and a word with myself.
Eventually, and I’m still unsure how, I get myself out.
I was shaking for about an hour afterwards.
Sport is dangerous.
Running is better with a friend than with your own thoughts.
I’ve been on short runs with friends but nothing more than 6 miles. Truth be told I’m worried I’ll realise that actually I’m shit and useless.
Turns out I’m not. I chatted quite comfortably until mile 7 when I got a stitch (random??!!) and then had to get her to tell me stories for a bit until I regulated my breathing.
I learned a big lesson with nutrition this week.
Usually, when I run, I eat within half an hour of getting home. It’s hard as I want to make sure I stretch enough but half an hour seems to be my cut off before I start getting dizzy and crabbit. I hydrate with electrolyte/carb drink en route and usually have a light snack before I go.
I don’t really get hungry until mile 9. So far anyway.
This week, I got home and for whatever reason, decided I’d do fucking HOUSEWORK. This meant it was over an hour before I ate.
Within 20 minutes of finishing French Toast, I was dizzy, sick and STARVING.
Boyfriend had to feed me noodles to get my blood sugar back up. Properly shit.
And THEN I managed not to eat a single carb on Tuesday. For no other reason than I had no time and I’m a bit of a pleb. So as soon as I got out I was in trouble. I couldn’t run through the niggles. I had indigestion. I wanted to vomit.
I also sampled an energy gel this week. Which has horrid consistency. They will need getting used to…
This Sunday will be 12.5 miles and the start of big mile building.