Oh come tomorrow I will not have much accomplished AT ALL since I am deciding to take a REST day today (from cardio) because I have a long run of 11 miles tomorrow morning.
Before I go to my accomplishments I wanted to "talk" some.
I realized something yesterday...I had a HELLISH run yesterday. I have been having ALOT of hellish runs recently....I realized I do fine UNTIL the sun comes out. My short runs are done early morning (6:00) but the sun is already up. SO the run is REALLY hard. On my long run this past Sat..I did wonderful until 8-9 miles when the SUN came up. I realized I feel the SAME WAY every time. The sun hits me & my mouth gets dry, I get tingly, I get hot, & my heart is racing/pounding. I do not mean pounding like NO duh your running pounding I mean like it is harder to control my breathing, my heart wont slow down kind of pounding.
So I asked the group on facebook called FACEBOOK runners what they think might be the problem. NOT medical advice just OPINIONS.
Few things I got were:
Not enough electrolytes.
Low blood sugar
Drinking too much water.
Now I believe all those make complete sense. I do not replace my electrolytes to begin with when running cause I can not stand sweet drinks when running. I have run with Powerade Zero before on long runs and it was fine but when racing FOR SURE I get nausea. So I do not wan to drink something during training that I can NOT drink during racing. The other one about blood sugar...well yes that makes sense too BECAUSE when I have had issue with it I first get hungry then I get shaky, dizzy, light headed, & feeling of fainting which is what I also felt yesterday EXCEPT I did not get hungry. Now the last thing...drinking too much water..well that goes right back to electrolytes. I drink 27-31 8 oz cups of water a day so that IS ALOT of water. It would not be THAT big of a deal IF I was replacing electrolytes I THINK because with all the water I drink it makes sense that it is washing away all the nutrients.
I drink that much water because I WANT TO not because I am thirsty. When I am a little hungry I reach for water to make sure it is not thirst and usually it goes away. Or because I can not afford any food calories because I have consumed all I am allowed.
I stated these things on there as well....
Then it turned into a eating disorder thing. Seriously?! I eat. I eat all my calories! I eat MORE calories now then I was in past. I eat above my minimum. Maybe not much sometimes but I EAT! Am I eating enough? I HAVE NO IDEA!!! I can not go to a nutritionist or a dr to find out because I do not have insurance and can not afford to be pulling $ from my butt to pay!
I even got some running is not for you, or do some shadow boxing, I got HARSH crap thrown at me. ALOT of eating disorder crap too.
I need to figure this heat thing out because I run in the heat and it is ONLY going to get worse!! ESPECIALLY cause I start MARATHON training REAL SOON which means ALOT of running in heat!!
Another thing is I do not get how I do not get enough salt either when I consume ALOT of sodium in my foods. I get like 4000 mg of sodium! Now for those who are going to say HOLY CRAP that is alot of sodium...I do not bloat...I am not retaining water...I am not swollen...and my BP is fine.
NOW..onto my accomplishments!
My accomplishments for yesterday were:
Ran for 1 hour.
Read the days worth of comments/blogs for SP.
Did upper body ST'ing.
I put away the counter full of dishes.
I took care & deposited $ business that has needed to be done for a couple weeks.
Went to store to get the weeks worth of loose items for breakfast. SUch as eggs, oatmeal, etc stuff we ran out of before monthly shopping.
Drank 27 8 oz cups of water.
That's all folks!