The idea of the first day returning to training is usually way more glorious than the actuality of it.
First day back included the yoga for runners stretch, a four mile easy run and a total body lift. Oh yeah, after I ate all sorts of delicious nonsense at a banquet lunch for my PT class. We had the lunch from 12-1, had class from 1-2:30 and I came home, stretch and headed out to run by 2:45.
BAD CHOICE. The run itself was fine, my legs felt awesome and my pace was good (avg: 7:50 miles for 4 miles). My stomach however, starting at about 3/4 of a mile said “What the heck are you doing to me!?” I was sooooo full, my stomach was just sloshing around and by mile 3 it said, “I win, I’m gonna cramp now.” So I had to muscle it out at the end but I will never try to run an hour and a half after eating everything in sight. One day I will stop making rookie mistakes even if it’s the day I die.
So tomorrow, when I go run I will eat a normal amount of food and give myself an appropriate amount of digestion time and I just may enjoy it just the teeniest bit more! 🙂