15 Miles Right To Bed

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Like most mornings, I woke up within the 6 o'clock hour. I took a moment to wonder what horrible things I did in my past life which have resulted in my inability to sleep in on a Saturday morning.

Then, I rolled out of bed to make breakfast for Peter and myself. Shortly after, I hit the trail for my planned 15 mile run.

I was simply not feeling this run. I felt weak from the start. At first, I was not sure what the culprit was, but I had to keep my pace at a tortoise speeds. By the time I hit mile 2, I knew something was wrong. My pace was a lousy 10+ min/mile pace and I was progressively becoming slower. I focused hard on getting my legs to move a little faster, but they were complaining and wanted to remain at the light pace. I tried my best to keep it consistently at 10.

As I neared the halfway point, my stomach started cramping and I had to slow my pace even further.  Needless to say, I was becoming very frustrated. There was even a point that the cramps almost made me throw up. I could taste the acid from my stomach.

I knew this wasn't the stomach flu...this was a...dun dun dunnnnn....hangover.

The Good Ol' 21 Year Old Days
 Typically, I'm pretty good at drinking enough to get decently ish-faced inhebriated and wake up feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed. Lately, it's been only a drink or two that has sent me past the point of a no sober return and I wake up feeling awful. I have lost a few pounds over the last month or 2 (even though I feel like I'm eating more!) and perhaps that has ultimately led me to my recent series of hangovers. It surely did not help on my run this morning, unlike any of my previous drinking experiences (read "Does Drinking Improve Performance", a previous post I wrote).

Maybe I should lighten up the alcohol load? Limit the Irish Trashcans? Or try gaining a few pounds? I think both options sorta suck. I'm in no way an alcoholic and enjoy the few drinks that I have on the weekends. I also do not want to gain any weight, even if I have a passionate love of food.

What to do, what to do?

Though, I did manage to finish the 15 miler just under an average 10 min/mile pace.

I rewarded myself with a trip straight to my bed.

I am feeling a lot better now, but in the end, today's run ultimately sucked! Hoped yours went much better!!!

What time do you typically wake up on the weekends?

 Did you have a good/bad run today? Why?

Did you drink last night? Were you hungover this morning? Do you still run/workout if your slightly hungover?


  1. LOL, a 10 min/mile pace is good for me.

    1. And there is nothing wrong with that! Typically I'm anywhere between 9-9:30 min/mile for a long run and I'm working on becoming faster. So seeing my average time slip was a bit disheartening.


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