I wasn't going to blog today because I didn't do much on the exercise front...unless you count shovelling snow off our driveway...then going back to chisel off the 2" thick ice that formed on Chris's side of the driveway because when we got 16" of snow the other day, we didn't bother shovelling it when we finally got both cars IN the driveway because that was hard enough work...and cleaning my house like a mad woman because my mother is coming on Saturday for my birthday.
So why the change of heart? Tonight at 10pm I decided that I was going to do C25K for 2 reasons. One, obviously because I wanted to, and two, because Chris wanted to play his video game because new maps came out and apparently that's a really big deal haha. So while he was busy hogging the TV, I got busy. I completed W4D3 and am now officially half way to finishing the C25K program. Who would have thought that a little less than 4 weeks ago the girl who could barely run for 1 minute straight, would now be half way to finishing a running program? I honestly wasn't sure I would but now I'm determined and I'm sure as hell not gonna let anything stop me!
Now for my issue. Every single time I run, I get a stitch in my side. It comes on after running for about 4 minutes straight, then subsides during the walk interval, then appears after a couple minutes in the next run interval. I can't seem to make it stop! I stretch, make sure I'm well hydrated, and it's still there every single time. Does anybody else have this issue, and if so...how the hell do you get it to stop!!!!? Chris says stretch but if I bend sideways trying to stretch out my intercostal muscles anymore I might never get stood up straight again. I massage it while I'm running and that helps a little but definitely doesn't take it away. Any help would definitely be appreciated!
Hope everybody had a great leap day...Did you do anything special with the extra 24 hours we got today?