We arrived 4am in the venue and saw one of my colleagues EJ to run 10K for the same event. I was feeling a little pain in my abdomen and thought the acid is starting again so I took another antacid but didn't mention it to boyfriend, he'll sure won't let me run if he knew it for sure. I know it was just a little pain and I can still run when the medicine takes effect.
When the gun time started, I took easy jogs and knew I can finish the run in no time. At 700 meters, the pain started to bother me and I tried to push a little harder and reached 1K with a little speed. Then I felt the pain is getting worst and I'm having short breaths. I decided to just walk and jog for every intersections.
Every time I tried to jog, the pain is getting really worst so I have no choice but to walk up to the finish line. Boyfriend was waiting for me in the finish line and was surprised I was just walking then, we still took the queue for the finisher's kit and then told him that I wasn't feeling well. I expected his reaction but told him I can no longer take his sermons and I got to change my clothes since it's dripping with my sweat.
In the restroom, that's when I realized why I was not feeling well. How can I not know earlier that I'm having my period on that day?... You know, when I was younger I don't believe in women having dysmenorrhea, I thought they are just making alibis not to do things, but when I reached 27, that's when I started feeling it. I really hate the feeling, the abdominal pain, the cramps in the legs and the nauseating feeling due to headaches. Dysmenorrhea interferes my activities especially on the 1st and 2nd day and its making me moody sometimes. Guys should understand us during these periods, and I'm glad boyfriend was so concerned.
With this experience I will no longer register in any runs on these seasons, hope I won't forget the next time.
This was my worst run ever, but when the result came.. it's still not bad as I thought. I still ranked half from all the runners in this category. Maybe I can excel in walkathon instead of running.. hahaha!