As part of my job I travel quite a bit. Thankfully most of it is not overnight travel. Still, being out for the day and eating at bars, greasy spoons and convenience stores takes it's toll. Today is a travel day. I'll be working with a client in a small community in central Michigan. The only choices for lunch are a bar and a gas station. Hm. I know the bar has good chili. My other choice is to snag a granola bar on my way out of the office and munch on that. I don't like to eat just to eat. I want it to be awesome. Maybe I'll just skip lunch and have an awesome dinner at home later.
My new fueling strategy of a bigger, higher carb lunch on run days worked well from an energy perspective. From a settled tummy perspective, not so much. Last night was the first time ever I've had my tummy start doing flip flops during a run. I just pulled back on the pace and kept going. After a couple of miles my tummy calmed down and things were all good again. Weird. On a positive note, last night was my first shorts run for 2011. I headed out just after 7:15 p.m. and it was still 50 degrees! By the time I finished at 8:45 p.m. it was in the low 40's. Definitely much nicer than -5 with blowing snow.
Today will be a rest day. Some stretching and core work later. I can't believe this week is almost over already.
What are your running-related plans for today? Any plans for celebrating St. Patrick's day?