I haven’t been sick for awhile, but I think I’ve got some kind of bug. I’m not really sure what’s going on, but my throat feels phlegmy and scratchy and I’m coughing a lot. And I’m tired. No fun.
But, alas, today, after work, I ran five miles. It was HOT in the gym. No fans for me today, and the AC was struggling. I poured sweat the entire time. All in all, 5 miles in 49:26. Not great. It was hard. I was not a fan of my “hey, let’s run a marathon” decision today.
About halfway home from work, I started feeling really nauseous. My stomach was churning and I just did not feel good at all. But, after a quick shower, I made dinner anyway.
Dinner the first—whole grain white pasta, the fantastic local ground beef Tim got from a co-worker’s beef hookup, and some marinara sauce.
Ate two bites, thinking that getting something in my stomach would help with the nausea.
WRONG. It instantly got worse and I couldn’t stomach any more.
I took a 15 minute hiatus from food and tried again.
Plain, bland carbs, in the form of a whole wheat Bagel Thin.
Bingo. That did the trick—I ate one and felt much better, so I ate a second, with a little peanut butter. Stomach? Settled.
I don’t know what the deal is, but my stomach does not like running sometimes. The post-run nausea thing doesn’t happen regularly enough to ascertain a pattern, which is frustrating. I THINK it’s usually on particularly sweaty, longer runs, but I can’t be sure. Hmmph.
What soothes your tummy when it’s upset? Any hypotheses on how to fix me?