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.
Calories Burned: 693
When I got home from the gym Michael was making dinner: blackened salmon and steamed veggies.
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?