Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mission Aborted

Yesterday the plan was for a 2:00 run with 3 x 15:00 intervals at marathon race pace. I didn't run first thing in the morning because it was still pretty cold out, and I wanted to knock some work out at the office first. I got so into the groove of things at the office that all of a sudden it was noon and I hadn't eaten lunch yet and I still needed to run. I'd purposely brought a light lunch - some soup and toast - so I figured that if I ate then digested for a bit I should be good to go. Well, I was wrong...

I headed off to the river and from the word go I felt like I was going to toss my cookies with every step. To top it off I wasn't just nauseous, I felt a whole world of GI distress happening. I just was not ready to fight this for two hours because I knew I wasn't going to be able to put in a quality run and really give those intervals a good go. So I crossed back over the river at the next foot bridge and headed back to the office. Mission aborted at 17:40.

I had a few errands I needed to run at the mall and at Ikea and I intended to do my spin workout instead when I came home. When I got back at 7:45 I was so amazingly tired that it just didn't happen. Back up mission aborted. So...it will be a busy day today as I now have lots of stuff to get done before Grey Cup kick off at 4 today. Guess I'd better get on with it! Good luck to all my friends racing in Philly today!

6 comments:

Sonia said...

Hope the run will happen this morning, so that you can relax at the Grey Cup party and see Montreal wins :P

Thanks for all the info on the trainer I will think about it... =)

Melanie said...

too bad about the run but there will always be a few bad ones. Enjoy the game! :)

ShirleyPerly said...

Once in a while things just don't work out. Just hope you're not coming down with an illness too. Seems a lot of folks are sick.

Marlene said...

I have a terrible time running any sort of long distance too close to a meal.

Hope you had fun at the GC party!

Sarah Elaine said...

Sometimes that is just what happens. I am glad you aborted the mission. It means that you put yourself ahead of your training, which is important. :-) You will likely enjoy the next run more.

Wes said...

17 minutes is plenty of time to realize you need to bag it!!! Tomorrow is a new day :-)