My stomach flared up last night and I was not sure if I could walk in the morning. But it seemed to have settled when I woke up. I was planning on doing 8km.
I headed out and started walking once I reached the foot path near home. I was enjoying an easy pace and just settled into it nicely. I was not struggling or pushing hard and enjoyed the nods and greetings from the regulars along the way. As I got to the 3km mark I felt that familiar stabbing pain in my lower stomach and instantly knew it was going to get ugly and fast. So I turned and headed back.
Along the way back my pain levels were up and down and I was struggling to keep form and just turn my legs over. I managed to pick up the pace mainly due to wanting to get it over with as fast as I can. As I rounded the bend to where I started my watch chirped about 20m short again........grrrrr and I thought my time looked a bit quick. But it did bring me back the 3km so I checked the lap splits out and thought the last lap was really really off. 5:37 for 1 km in the condition I was in ...this was a joke. I zoomed in on the map once I uploaded the data and you can clearly see that it looks like I shot off to the beach at 32kph????? holy cow..................... no wonder my time was so gammy.
I dont quite beleive that I did 6km in 36:23 ..... perhaps closer to 37:00 but even so ... for the pain I was in....I am happy to take any time.