I made apple oatmeal muffins last week. They’re delicious. But apparently if I eat them on an empty stomach, I feel sick and dizzy when I stand up. Sounds bizarre, I know, but I ate them both yesterday and this morning and both mornings really struggled with feeling sick. (Flashback: I realized last summer that if I ate apples before a run I got horrible stomach cramps and nausea. Similarities?)
Once I realized the muffin problem I chased them down with a small granola bar, hoping other food in the mix might even things out. And I did eventually get out the door for a (very cold) run. Hooray! Lesson learned. Apple muffins = afternoon snack.
I ran just shy of 6 miles in 57:55. Highlights of the run: I saw two cardinals, got lots of sun on my face, watched a cat walking on the ice, and got to run in new shoes!.
Running is so much more fun when it isn’t snowy and dodging sheets of ice. There are only a few patches of snow still to melt here and there. I am NOT sad to see it go. If it snows again before spring comes, I really might lose it.
Deena Kastor (Olympic marathoner and total awesomeness) had her first baby last week! Here’s what she had to say about delivery:
I was told repeatedly throughout my pregnancy that giving birth was like running a marathon. To that, I say certainly not. Giving birth was more painful from the very start as opposed to merely hurting the final 10K, it lasted longer than 2 hours 19 minutes, and the scenery never changed as time ticked by.
I figure I have a leg up on Deena, as my marathons certainly take much, much longer than 2:19, so I’ll be better prepared. Right? Right?!? Ha!