I got a little pressie from my ex-in law’s, Dorothy and Simon. How cool is this! A perfect little replica of a ration book keyring 🙂 I’ve hung it on my bag with the “Equality Now” keyring that my youngest Hobbit Em bought me from the recent “Can’t Stop The Serenity” event in Halifax which unfortunately I had to miss…
Yesterday, my Hobbits spent the day in the city as their Dad had his commitment ceremony with his partner Deborah. This involved 5 + hours of driving back and forth and was such a busy day that my evening meal consisted of a dry toasted bagel from Tim Hortons and fruit on the go..I had a huge lunch earlier though of spinach, raw cauliflower, tomatoes, kidney beans and raw peas
Today, I have felt literally sick with hunger, I even had to nibble food during the night. I ate fruit first thing, a large bowl of porridge oats with ground flax seed and apple puree mid-morning and a large slice of wholewheat bread an hour later. Then it was time for “Week 6 – Run 1” of my “Couch to 5k” program. This session looked pretty easy compared to my last run (which was 20 minutes running non-stop) and consisted of 5 minutes brisk walk, 5 minutes running, 3 minutes brisk walk, 8 minutes running, 3 minutes brisk walk, 5 minutes running and finally 5 minutes brisk walk. This time I decided to increase my walking a running speed by 0.5 mph. So I walked at 3.5 mph and jogged at 4.5 mph on the treadmill at a 2 incline..
It started off well enough.. 3.5 mph is a perfect walking pace. The first 5 minute jog at 4.5 mph went well, it was tough but was fine. After a 3 minute walk it was time to run 8 minutes. The first few minutes were OK and then I began to feel really quite sick, like I was going to throw up. I’d never felt like this before, I drank water and pushed through it but I think I possibly looked green… after another 3 minutes walk I did a further 5 minutes jogging at 4.5 mph, it wasn’t so bad but still felt nauseous…
It was the TOUGHEST run I’d done to date when I wasn’t expecting it and the only thing I can think that may have made me feel this way was low blood sugar. Maybe my metabolism is going through a hyper phase!
Needless to say that once I’d cooled off and ate a HUGE lunch I felt 100% better!!
Roll on the weekend- I wanna go hike! Not sure where yet but I’ll find somewhere!