Two Conclusions

It’s Tuesday. Tuesday has a pretty regular schedule for me: Work, kung fu, dinner with kung fu friends, bed. Tonight, dinner was at a delicious Mexican restaurant, Taco Loco. I had chicken enchiladas and far too many homemade tortilla chips.

On the walk back to my car after dinner, I was struck with the desire to go for a run. Since I’m not struck with this particular desire very often (pie? yes. run? not so much.), and since I was feeling a little guilty about the quantity of food I ate, I decided to run when I got home.

It was a beautiful night: Perfect temperature with a nice breeze. I’ve never actually run at night before, but if you live in a safe, well-lit neighborhood I would recommend it.

There was just one problem: The Mexican food wasn’t sitting well. I actually felt like I wasn’t going to keep my dinner down. I hate that feeling. When I first started running 2 years ago, anytime I ran for more than 5 or 10 minutes I got that feeling. Now, it seems I only get it when I really push myself to go faster and for longer than usual (generally more than three and a half miles will make me feel nauseated). But even with the nausea, I’m glad I went out.

My evening has led me to two conclusions:

1 – I enjoy running at night.

2 – I do not enjoy running after eating Mexican food.

2 Responses to “Two Conclusions”

  1. Sarah Says:

    I know that post Taco Loco lead balloon stomach feeling of which you speak! Don’t know how you did it without blowing chunks. You are hardcore, chica! :D

  2. Jessica Says:

    I concur. Hardcore, indeed!