Belt = Sucess, run = fail

So I told you I was going to do 5 miles last night with my fuel belt so I didn’t have to carry water…well, I have good news and bad news. The belt worked out. Ya it was heavy and took some time to get used to, but it is stretchy and I pulled it down tight over my hips and it stayed in place well, score!
You can actually read my first post about my belt HEREFunny how I talk about how awesome it is and have hardly worn it. hehe!

Bad news, my run was a total flop! Everything about it was bad! I can’t even blame the heat. I mean, it was hot but I have run in way hotter. 1/2 a mile in my hip starts hurting. What? I haven’t had hip problems since March! Then I get an awful cramp. I work through it and from mile 1 to mile 2 I have a great mile. Then, around 2.4, I get really weak and shaky and can barely walk let alone run. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME! I think I ate enough….I waited an hour to run after I eat…I had water…I don’t know what happened! Any guesses? I was so frustrated I ran back to my car and just did 3 miles. Bleh. So, I am taking today off so maybe my hip will behave and I will try again tomorrow.

We are headed to NOLA for the weekend to see my parents and are going to Bobby’s favorite place tonight, the seafood buffet at the casino. Oh yes. He loves it. Hope everyone has a good weekend! I will be on Twitter, so follow me if you already aren’t!

QOTD: any good hip stretches I should know about?

Comments

  1. Must have been in the water yesterday… I planned on doing 3, but I got a crazy cramp and couldn’t shake it. I walked 2 miles instead.

  2. Gosh, runs like that just happen. Everything hurts, you can’t breathe, you are tired, the weather is gross, life stinks. I hate those days!! I wish I could figure out what causes them for me. Sometimes I think it is dehydration, poor nutrition or lack of sleep. Sometimes, a combo of all three! Hang in there, hopefully the next one is better!

  3. I use this stretch as a hip opener…cross your right leg over your left thigh and sit back (balancing on your left foot) push down on your right leg/knee to open your hips and switch sides. I hope that makes sense!

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  5. Do you ever do yoga for runners? There is a free 20 min podcast on yogadownload.com that has a lot of good leg and hip opening stretches.

    I think we all just have crappy runs sometimes.

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