Every runner has issues at one point or other regardless of how well, fast, often, slow or consistent they are. Whether it is a bathroom issue or a developing weather issue, a running out of water issue, cramp issue or whatever, we all have them. I will say that the girlies of the world have one in particular that actually drives me crazy! Yep it’s dealing with that time of the month. I don’t mean whining about cramps or wimping out because I’m tired. I’m talking about the swollen body, michelin tire-man inflation that happens 2 days before the dreaded 5-7 day ordeal. I am finding that my legs in particular are swelling a lot lately and they feel like I’m dragging bags of rocks down the road. It’s not lack of hydration because I drink a TON of water. It’s just nature taking it’s course and I have to say I’m not a fan! Maybe it’s age and impatience because i’m done having kids. I am all done with this game of monthly misery. I don’t usually complain but today it was ridiculously difficult to push through 3 stupid miles and all because I have boobs and a uterus. I know, I could have other issues or illnesses or something that should make me grateful for having that issue but whine whine I”M NOT! Maybe it’s the turn of the seasons to Summer and it’s just seasonal swelling but I don’t like it either way. So today was icky but I did it and I will continue to deal with the Stone Runner each month but I don’t have to be happy about it.