I have a theory as to why significantly more men than women run marathons. It's because men don't have to bleed every month. Today I have to run a half marathon and then go work a full shift at Wicked Grounds (come visit, ok?). I started bleeding yesterday. I'm pretty fucking uncomfortable. My lower back is quite unhappy with life.
What I would like to do right now is get an old fashioned hot water bottle and fill it and a new fangled heating pad. I want to lie in the fetal position with the hot water on the front of my belly and the heating pad on my lower back. Instead I am going to get dressed in that rabidly uncomfortable sports bra (My last long run caused me to get a rash from rubbing) and run for three or so hours. Because of how my body feels I'm going to aim for three and a half hours. Which is more than twenty minutes longer than my previous time for this distance. I hurt.
I should probably take some pain medication. Today will probably also be a day for caffeine. I have to start running no later than 5:30 if I want to do everything on time today. It's going to be a very long day. I've already been up for a while taking care of Calli.
But I'm a fucking bad ass and I can do anything. Time to run.