The Solution to a Stomachache

Alright, I’m finally being honest with you.

For pretty much all of my half marathon training, I’ve been doing 3 out of my 4 scheduled runs per week.

I’m still doing the long runs – so doesn’t 3 out of 4 runs count?

But really, it’s hard to have time to squeeze in a run, and it’s currently really effing cold outside.

Since this past week was the long run break week (week 6) I figured it was a good chance to come clean and catch up.

That’s why I reallllly wanted to be able to cross that extra run off my list on Friday.

Unfortunately, my stomach started hurting at work in the afternoon and wouldn’t let up. I must have eaten something bad because I sure was strugglin’. I debated whether or not I should stick with my plan to go to the gym.

I did end up going – but I shouldn’t have.

It certainly wasn’t a very fun run. I was nauseous and my stomach kept cramping and I basically sprinted to the bathroom when the distance hit 3.00.

Once I got to Tuna’s, my stomach hurt so much I couldn’t even stretch or foam roll.

And you know something’s wrong if I couldn’t foam roll.

It was getting late, and Tunes and I totally needed to get something
for dinner.

He asked if I was still in the mood to order sushi – but that was the last thing I wanted with my stomachache.

I promptly fell asleep on the couch and didn’t wake up until Tuna came back with food.

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Cheese fries and pizza from Ledo Pizza.

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30 minutes later, with every bit of food devoured and starting to digest – my stomach felt better.

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Not all the way better, but I wasn’t smushed into the fetal position anymore either.

I guess sometimes your stomach just needs some cheese fries.

What do you do when you have a stomachache? Any particular foods that help you?

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One thought on “The Solution to a Stomachache

  1. So sorry you felt bad. Moral: Pay attention to what your body tries to tell you, even when your mind thinks it knows better. (But pizza and fries???)

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