After being unwell for the last 4 days I really wanted to go out today and have a good walk. I was not sure how I would fare as I was still not eating and still feeling very nauseous.
The weather was perfect. Overcast, no wind and mild temp. I started out and quickly settled into a good rhythm. My tummy was holding out well and I checked my time as the watch chirped at the 1km - 5.50 - hmmm so I decided that I would try to push on this walk and see what I get back. Now again, after telling my self the whole way down to the walk - to change my data recording back to 1km laps - I forgot again!!!!! so the data is in 2.5 blocks. But those like me that prefers to see 1km reps I have worked out what mine were.
So while I was feeling good I pushed. I was breathing quite hard, not gasping but definitely feeling the pick up of the pace. Funny thing, I reached 5km in a faster time than I did the other night in the 5km race......go figure.
As I was on the homeward stretch I felt a grumble in my stomach......I remember telling my self to hold it together. By the 3.5km mark I had the awful urge........we have all experienced it - the OMG I need the toilet NOW!!! urge. All I could do was hold on and try and make it back. I broke out in a cold sweat and the cramps were awful. Obviously what ever bug I had experienced had worked its way down past my stomach and was now threatening to cause me great discomfort.
1km to go. I was really struggling now, I new I was on target for a really good time but it was getting difficult to racewalk . (in my data under the player you can see my heart rate spike up and stay at 170 and my speed go totally erratic for the last km, shows how distressed I had become)
I dont think I have ever been so pleased to finish a walk. I looked at my watch.............looked again.............and let out a very loud "wahoooo"
total time for the 8km is 46:23
1km - 5:50
2km - 5:50
3km - 5:48
4km - 5:52
5km - 5:48
6km - 5:42
7km - 5:48
8km - 5:45
8km out and back - Atawhai