When I run on the treadmill, I walk for 5-10 minutes. I'll walk for as long as it takes to feel energetic, warm and loosened up before I start running. I hate stopping 5 minutes into a run to stretch out my calf muscles again.
Today I walked for 45 minutes and still did not feel up to it. I even tried eating one of those energy gummy Shot Blox things that Joe uses when he runs. I ate half of it and it made my stomach hurt and THEN I was really dizzy and I had Scrubs-style visions of falling off the treadmill and concussing myself and trying to explain to Bart how to dial 911 while he gobbled up the rest of the energy gummies and bounced off the walls. It was not fun, even in my head. Finally I gave up and just got off the treadmill. I could not get up the energy to run. I was wasted.
Several hours later, after eating dinner and having a rest, I did finally get the 25 minute run in. Sheesh! It took the entire day. So that was annoying. On the brighter side, I walked so much getting warmed up and cooled off that I worked out for 2 entire hours. That has to do a body some good, right?
I think I need to eat the right things on the days that I run so I feel energized and ready to work out. Sadly, I still need to eat carefully so that I'm not putting on weight as I'm working out, which as we all know, is what made me quit running last year. Ideas? Suggestions?