Last Friday I added in 30 minutes on the elliptical machine, just to sweat a little and burn 374 calories. Besides I had already done my work for the day. What else was there?
Towards the end I was pouring sweat, mopping it off with a towel, breathing a bit hard and counting down the minutes. With four minutes left, my left side started cramping. What the heck? Every single time I get a side stitch it's always the RIGHT side.
It wasn't super comfortable, but I got through it. Of course I did! Exercising through pain or giving in to pain was all in my head and my brain was stronger than my body! Marathoners need willpower of steel and the ability to say "Yes, I can run through the pain!"