Posted by Lissa on July 28, 2010
I almost passed out on my run yesterday. I think.
I’m not real familiar with fainting — I’ve only done it once* — but as I was finishing the last few minutes of yesterday’s 5K I started feeling nauseated and the world got a little fuzzy. And cold. Anytime things get cold after a half hour on the treadmill seems like it would be rather troublesome.
Not wanting to do this, I slowed down by a whole kph while I caught my breath. After thirty seconds the nausea abated so I sped up again. I ended up doing 5K in 30:05 — new record for me! Yay!
I seriously haven’t run this far, or this well, since I was eighteen. I remember training in high school and keeping a running journal — my goal was to run two miles in eighteen minutes. (You cross-country people, shut up and stop laughing! I’m a sprinter, dammit! Distances are HARD!) I remember being so proud when I achieved that goal. I wonder how hard it would be to do nowadays.
Now that I’m all trained up on 5K, we might actually enter a road race. Once Mike’s ankle recovers he’s thinking of bumping up to the C210K plan (couch to 10k, as opposed to 5K), but I think that’s more running than I want to do on a regular basis 😉
It’s a beautiful summer day, y’all! Get up, and get active!
*Hmmmm. I don’t believe I’ve told the story of my fainting episode before. Or have I? I’ll do some searching in the archives and let you know.