Ok, so eating a Gyro from Mad Greek 20 minutes before a long run probably wasn't the best idea, but I did it and now I've learned my lesson. I'm glad I have a stomach made of iron cause I hate puking. The only issues I had were stomach cramps and a couple of side cramps from the food. The other thing I learned was waiting too long to run isn't the best. I should have gone earlier this morning rather than waiting until 1 in the afternoon. I was really hoping to run 20 today (I know it wasn't scheduled.) just so I could do it before the marathon in 3 weeks, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I started out my run thinking that I'd do a 5 minute walking warm up so I wouldn't get hurt, but that 5 minute walk ended up being 1 miles worth of walking, then I ran a little and my legs were EXTREMELY tired and felt like lead weights...ugh...it didn't feel good.
So, I'm run/walking around by the copper mines feeling like I have cement blocks tied to my feet and feeling sooo down because I know there's no way I'm going to do 20. I get tired of all the traffic and the lack of a shoulder for me to run in so, I called J to come pick me up. I ended up doing a little more than my scheduled 12 at 12.84, but for some reason I feel SOO completely defeated. How can I one week run almost 17 and feel awesome and the next week feel so defeated because I ran 12.84?
I know, I'm weird...I've been having mood swings, my legs feel like lead, and I've been feeling light headed. I think I need to get more sleep and drink more water. I wish the next few weeks would hurry up so I can run my marathon. I just want it to be here already.
I think my IT band injury has thrown everything off for me mentally.