I’ve had a stomach ache since last night. I get them a lot, but normally for only a few hours and usually not overnight. I’m pretty sure that I suffer from IBS although I’ve never been formally diagnosed. It’s something that I’ve been meaning to ask my doctor about for…uhh..a long time. Jason thinks that I might be lactose intolerant. I hope not. I know that I should write down what I’ve eaten and make a correlation between what I eat and when my stomach hurts but I never think to do it. What’s been killing me, I think, is the refried beans that I had last night. Other triggers that I know are fake sugar and carbonated beverages. Sometimes my stomach does hurt from yogurt, but not all the time. Geez, I hope I’m not lactose intolerant because I love ice cream.
I decided to take an unscheduled rest day today. My legs are tired and my stomach hurts and it’s yucky outside and I plain ol’ didn’t want to go. Since I do have a time goal for my 10K on Saturday, I thought it would probably be a good idea to let my legs rest up a bit. Of course, there is the side of me that worries that skipping the run tonight is going to be detrimental to my half marathon next week, but I really don’t think it will be.
I’m glad it’s almost the weekend. This week has been dragging. Jason’s been working a 3am-noon shift and going to sleep around 7 or 8 pm. We haven’t seen each other much in the past few weeks, it feels like. I miss him. Tomorrow, we have a date. Well, not exactly a date because our friend Danny is coming too, but we’re going to see the play Spring Awakening at the Fox Theater. I heart musicals so I’m super excited. I think we’re going to try to have dinner at Gordon Biersch beforehand. We’ve never been there before and it’s close to the Fox. Since I’m racing the following morning, I am only going to allow myself to have one beer. I mean, it is a brewery after all and beer counts as carbo-loading, right?! Not that I need to carbo-load for a 10K.
For dinner tonight, I started to make an omlette. But then I decided to make it into a pizza instead. (This meal is a reason why I hope I’m not lactose intolerant. Wait, eggs don’t have lactose, do they?) I cooked an egg in a small pan and topped it with tomato sauce, veggies and mozzarella cheese. Then I stuck it in the oven at 350 for about 5 minutes so the cheese would melt.
It was a nice change from my normal tortilla pizza.