So the planned easy 6 for Saturday turned into 4 miles of hell. I put it off until late Saturday afternoon and I really did not want to go. But there was this little voice in my head nagging me into going. So I put on my shoes and headed out the door.
Mile 1 was slow and cranky; mile 2 was a little better. By mile 3, I was in trouble. Ever have a moment when your stomach just completely wigs out on you? Yeah, that happened. The last ½ of mile 3 and all 4 turned in a walk. I really needed to run but that was so not gonna happen. Ugh.
Today, I was just over it and decided not to run at all. So I went shopping instead. A little retail therapy never hurt’s right? Other than maybe your pocketbook. 🙂
I would like a new running belt so I decided to check out the options. I hit Dick’s, Sports Authority and The Running Warehouse… no luck. I currently have a Fuel belt, but it drives me bonkers. It bounces up and down while I run, no matter what I do. I have tried to wear with the bottles on the front, or with the bottles on the back, usually I end up wearing it with them on my side. I swear if I had any sewing skills and it wouldn’t hinder my movement, I would sew a leg strap to it, Tomb Raider style.
I have run my last 2 long runs and just carried a water bottle. I am debating if I just want to do that for my half marathon, but not sure. I need to figure it out though, I have less than 5 weeks to go. Eek!!
On the upshot, I did pick up some Nuun to try and I replaced the headband I lost around mile 11 of last half marathon.
I also found the best part of the season already for sale-
Yeah for race fuel!!!!! And yes, I really use candy corn for my half marathons.
Hope everyone had a good weekend!!!!!
Any belt ideas? Let me know 🙂
8 thoughts on “Ugh, just ugh…”
This is exactly why I haven’t invested in a fuel belt yet. Although my half is coming up soon as well and my training is pushing me to run further now. So I need to figure out some way to bring water for on the run. Good luck!
Oh and about your run from hell Saturday I think that happens to everyone occasionally. Just don’t let it get to you! Happy training!
Thanks and good luck on your half!
I have an ifitness belt and it does not move. It’s great.
They make my basic belt, I forget to see they did hydration belts as well, thanks!
I carry my water bottle and cell phone in my right hand! I’ve also been known to stuff my race fuel in a zip-lock baggie and rubber band it around my water bottle on long runs. Terrible I know, if you find a great belt let me know!
I may just carry my water at my next half. Way to go if you carry your phone too, I would end of drop kicking it at some point 🙂
Haha my hand is so cramped up by the end, it probably slows me down to carry it
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