The young Mama Bear!
I'll start it off, then.
W9D2 is done, new shoes and all. Felt hard, but I was actually making time! One more run until I'm done...I can't freaking believe it.
Roads were made for journeys...
One more run until I'm done...I can't freaking believe it.
"Life is short... running makes it seem longer." - Baron Hansen
First or last...it's the same finish line
- how much does your period affect your running? Although it may seem like an odd question I'm in a weird situation. I've been on a BC shot for many many years and so didn't have a regular period. I stopped taking the shot and am now starting to "get back to normal" so I'm just not sure about how it affects running etc.
"many women runners do report that they feel sluggish and run slower in the week prior to menstruation and that they sometimes notice a surprising burst of energy in the first few days of their period."
of course, everyone reacts differently to their hormone changes- I remember the nutritionist at the weight management class I used to go to said that many women find that exercise during PMS/period feel better afterwards. both physically (less cramps) and mentally (less cranky). There have been studies that show your "running economy" decreases in the second half of your cycle.
Apparenlty I can't always read a calendar
Girl content (for those who want a warning)
I'm copying this from the other one only because I'm actully interested in my last question - how much does your period affect your running? Although it may seem like an odd question I'm in a weird situation. I've been on a BC shot for many many years and so didn't have a regular period. I stopped taking the shot and am now starting to "get back to normal" so I'm just not sure about how it affects running etc.
Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon
I should be finished in a few days, too, and am so excited!
(I was down for two days last week passing a kidney stone but was happy that I got my run in yesterday!!! I think the antibiotics I'm on are making me super tired and sluggish, but at least I am still moving ahead.)
Are you planning to reward yourself somehow after your next run? You should do something special!
Wooo, we're going to be in the same "graduating" class! I don't know what I'm going to do - I already bought new shoes, so I think I'm going to see what I can buy to reward myself. Yay!
What are you thinking about doing when you finish? Disneyland?
A new running skirt and red shoelaces! But, Disneyland sounds oh so much better!
MTA: I go really easy on the running when I have my period because I have major migraine issues made worse by my period. I only get my period every six weeks, so I just give myself permission to do shorter runs if I feel crappy that week. Otherwise, it usually makes me feel BETTER to get moving that time of the month.