Last night’s run was good–despite being back on the treadmill. I already missed running in the desert and felt a little grumpy about having to be back in the gym. It was the reminder that vacation was over.
I warmed up on the treadmill at a faster pace than normal because I saw that I could run at my old pre-injury pace in Arizona. I was determined to continue trying to run faster since it clearly doesn’t hurt!
Then my ovaries hurt. It was a cramping on my left side that made it difficult to run. The first mile was miserable because of the cramp. I used to get them once in awhile when I was running a lot. I asked my doctor about it last summer because it was bothering me more often. She said unfortunately that happens to women sometimes because our girl parts kind of move around a bit when we run. Seriously? As if getting a period each month wasn’t bad enough now we have to deal with our parts bouncing around? Ugh. Curses!
I thought I might have to quit running and walk for a bit but after about a mile the cramp disappeared. I was able to increase the treadmill to Speed 5 –my old “warm-up” speed! Yay for healing!
After I walked a bit on the treadmill, I headed to the weights. Ouch! A week off from weight lifting = SORE. I had to reduce the amount of weight I used on several machines, which was disappointing because I had made such great gains.
I spent about 30 minutes or so lifting weights, enjoying good music, and then spent 15 minutes stretching.
Calories Burned: 693
When I got home from the gym Michael was making dinner: blackened salmon and steamed veggies.
It’s been a long time since we had our old standby dinner! I missed salmon. We certainly didn’t eat any seafood in Arizona (why would we? That’s weird!).
There wasn’t enough broccoli for two so he mixed in some frozen green beans too. It was a good combo. I added Goddess Dressing to my veggies and poured a glass of wine.
I prefer the Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling but this one was almost as good. It went well with the salmon.
I’ve decided to get back to my old edict: EITHER dessert OR wine but not both. That’s a lot of sugar and I’ve fallen out of the “either or” habit indulging in BOTH. Not good.
So for my dessert I had strawberries with my Riesling.
It was a yummy dessert! We watched Top Chef. I am excited about the finale next week but sad that it’s ending. It’s probably my favorite TV show. I’m glad that Richard is in the finale. I hope he wins.
Fat Kitty decided he liked my strawberries. I wouldn’t let him eat them (not sure if they are okay for kitties) but I let him sniff them. He seemed enthralled. Goof ball! But boy did I miss that little fur-monster while I was on vacation!
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QUESTION: Are you watching Top Chef? Who do you want to win? And do you ever get side cramps when you run?
Ouchie that does not sound fun at all..the bouncing ovaries bit.
Hmmm…am I the only one with bouncies?
Katie @ Up Fit Creek
This post title made me laugh. And then the part about the bouncing ovaries made me laugh even harder. I totally know what you mean and the pain isn’t funny, but the way you described it is. 🙂
Oh, and that may possibly be one of the best wines ever. Everything from Chateau Ste Michelle is good, but the Riesling is amazing.
Glad I’m not the only one with ’em bouncin’! Sheesh. It was like crickets here…. 😉
I love Chateau. Their Dry Riesling is my favorite wine ever. Have you been to their winery in Washington? It’s really pretty and the perfect place for a picnic lunch and wine tasting.
strawberries + a glass of vino = sounds like bliss 🙂
It was a tasty dessert!
Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex
I’m glad you’re healing! I sometimes get side cramps when I run too. No idea why…
Glad I’m not the only one! How do you get rid of them?
Um, I totally thought this was going to be a post about getting knocked up. 🙂
But hey! I’m having white wine and strawberries tonight after dinner as well. Fresh fruit for dessert is great!
I love fresh fruit for dessert! I’m anxious for blueberry/raspberry season!
Do you ever have abdominal pain at any other times? Do you have cramps w/ your periods? Just wondering…. I have severe endometriosis so the first thing I thought of was that maybe you have a couple of adhesions in there and they are pulling/tugging a bit when you run.
Glad to hear you had a good run & workout despite the stabby ovaries 🙂
Jen- I’ve heard of that disorder and my aunt has it. I don’t have it and honestly my menstrual cramps are pretty mild. Plus the cramps are usually just when running or jumping and not all the time. Totally random!