No More Chipotle…For Now

First, thank you all for your wonderful responses to this morning’s Thankful Things Thursday post. I can’t wait to see what you all continue to come up with and share with me every week.

Unrelated: my stomach has been kind of unsettled all week. Nothing Crohnsy, don’t worry. Just feels…off…

Today, when lunch came around, I needed something fast and easy. I didn’t have time to go far from the office and didn’t want to put any thought or effort into my lunch.

Chipotle a block away? Done.

I used to crave Chipotle all the time. I am a firm believer in indulging your cravings, and I would get it several times a week. Always the same order: bowl-to-go, with rice, chicken, corn and tomato salsa.

This isn't my order. It's stolen! I love Google Images.

Is it the healthiest thing in the world? No.

Is it the worst thing in the world? Probably not.

Anyway, today I went for Chipotle because it was easy. And then it attacked me.

My stomach went into knots and I needed relief in any form.

Let’s just say I wanted to be anywhere but at my small office with an always-crowded ladies’ room.

Too much? I tend to overshare.

Aaaaanyway, I managed to cut out a bit early, around 4:45. But being the girl I am, I still had it in my head that I would go to the gym.

So I trekked up to Crunch on 59th Street. I used the bathroom (Another overshare? Sorry?), felt a bit better, and then signed up for spinning.

Come see how good I look!

I wasn’t able to give my full effort toward the class, but it still felt good to be there. Afterward I definitely felt much better. Amazing the way a good sweat session can re-boot our bodies.

Now I’m back at the apartment, ate some dinner and am looking forward to an early bedtime.

TELL ME: When you don’t feel well, do you try to power through or do you rest? If I’m super sick I’ll obviously give myself a rest day. But today I knew the stomach issues were going to pass.



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  1. Just found your blog and love it! I have noticed recently that unless I’m really, really sick, my runs actually help me feel better when I’m feeling off – especially any kind of stomach issues, hangovers, etc! 🙂 It’s been a good motivator for mornings when I’m not feeling so hot to remember that I usually feel much better after a run!

  2. 🙁 Hope you’re feeling better!
    I woke up with a sore throat when the morning of the NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K last month. But I powered through because it was my final qualifier to run the marathon again this November. I managed to PR by seven minutes, but my cold kicked in in full force afterwards and I had to give myself a few days to rest. I rarely get sick at all, so it’s always frustrating to have to force myself to skip workouts when I need to recup.

  3. Hi Ali. I have Ulcerative Colitis and had a similar issue with my tummy yesterday. It passed this morning and I felt like I had so much more energy. I didn’t feel like hitting the gym yesterday, but should have really gotten there and powered through. I chose to do some exercises on Wii fit instead and felt better after.

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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