My legs are tired. I am realizing now that I jumped up in mileage a lot more quickly than I have in the past and am just feeling fatigued. This morning on my little five miler it took them about two miles to warm up. Those crazy people that run three miles before a 5K are starting look a bit more sane to me actually.
I got some compression socks (sexy, sexy) and have planned an ice bath after tomorrow’s medium long run. I may have to nix the two miler I have scheduled with my sis this Friday (Sorry E!) cause I have a 20 miler slated for Saturday.
I’m trying to remember if my legs felt this tired during the last marathon cycle but I can’t. I guess I better check the blog history to see what I was saying during that time. I’m hoping it’s just because I hit forty miles last week and that’s where it’s stemming from.
Fairer Sex (Dudes, go here)
Unlike the elite runners who don’t get the ol’ visit anymore cause they have no body fat, my frenemy is here every month punching me in the baby maker. The odd thing though is that prior to the run I feel like poo, then during the run I’m ok, then after the run it’s back to poo. I thought running was supposed to lessen the symptoms?
If it’s possible to O.D. on Midol, I’m strongly in the running (no pun intended) for it. I just felt the need to share this with the ladies because quite honestly, we deserve a little bit of respect for getting out there and running, and working out, and going to work, and all of the above all while in pain. In our fat pants. Eating chocolate.
I’m sure some of you are those “I don’t get the cramps” ladies and basically I am so jealous of you. Just be thankful you don’t.
And if any dudes made it to the end of this post, I warned you.
If men had a few days per month (EVERY month) that totally suck, life would be more fair.
So sorry – you're a better chica than I – I stay at home eating chocolate while watching tv during those days!
I get horrible horrible horrible cramps if I'm off BC, but on BC I get them pretty mild.
I'm now on that "bleed once every 3 months" BC and I like it!
Atari wall decals – COOL!
Damn it. Is there an "UN DO"?
1. You try running around with half your "important parts" hanging out in the heat of summer and cold of winter and see how you feel.
2. You talk about crying, weeping, getting hit in the guts, feeling sick and bloated, and headaches? Us guys call that dating and/or marriage.
— ducking flying objects as we speak —
p.s. All said in good fun. As we all know, Ginger did everything Fred did, only in high heels and backwards. Viva the ladies!!
I didn't make it pass the title of the post! I'll assume that other thing was your arms…………
Oh man, that's the WORST. When I get mine, it just makes my arms and legs feel like they have no strength at all. Every single time. Instant strength sapper. I once made the mistake of going mountain climbing on day 1. Never again. Hang in there! It will be over in a few days!
Q-no erase button in sight. Suck it up.
Such a freaking bummer. Sorry. Cramps suck. Feeling for you.
hop u feel better.
i get cramps every month and they hurt. my pms symptoms appear every other month or so…but are still bad. and this is with B.C. prior to being on the pill, i would have such bad backaches, i would not able to get out of bed and would sometimes faint. hahah.
hang in there. it will be over soon 🙂
sorry about the monthly visit. i wish i could say i know how you feel but i dont get them (medically stopped) and plus i dont run as much as you.
I'm one of the freaks you hate that don't get them so I will just say "that sucks" and go run for cover! 🙂 Feel better Boo!
I would have to agree with the other ladies with BC making all those symptoms a lot easier to handle. Plus all the good things it does for my skin! Good luck! Hope the next couple of days get better.
And way to go on your mileage. Good luck on the 20 this weekend!
I'm the same way- want to die before running, feel human while running, want to die after running. Maybe the trick is to just run the entire time? Blah. I know that I'll be experiencing all that joy this coming weekend at my first half. Lucky me, right? lol
TMI alert! I'm on the BC just so I won't get cramps and so my skin will stay clear. I slacked on mine at the end of the pill cycle 'cause I hate to swallow pills before a race. Yeah, I'm suffering for it now on my face. Seriously – I'm almost 32. At what point do I get to stop advertising my period with blemishes???
Between having a kidlet and a wonderful little invention called the Mirena IUD, I haven't had a visit from the frenemy in 3+ years, and I don't miss it. Now do you want to kill me? 🙂
Feel better!! And rock those long runs! (Compression socks ARE sexy! Ha ha!)
I think you're right on with the mileage bump and the tired legs. The ice bath and compression socks will do wonders – good luck!
I can totally relate to this post! I'm off the BC right now for other reasons and it sucks big time. I actually only ovulate every other month so I only get cramps every other month – but it still sucks. And the blemishes are horrid when you're off – I'm NOT 16 anymore, sheesh!
Good luck girlie – way to get out there!
Ugh last month I thought there was an ultimate fighter in my belly trying to ju-jitsu his way out of my uterus. I hear ya! Running during this time is certainly deserving of some sort of award.
I feel your pain! The worst is when it comes on a long run day….complete torture!!!
i thought bc took care of the cramps? heck when i was on bc i didn't have cramps or aunt flo. course it also screwed up my hormones and other things but we can over look that right?
ugh about the lady bidness. i'm totally the one that gets cramps so bad, even during a run, that i have to stop and throw up and scare all the people in a neighborhood. yeah, sucks. i feel your pain. that is all 🙂
I usually wimp out and opt for the chocolate and fat pants.