Hello! So I'm trying to accomplish W7D1 right now. I'm more than ready to do this, but, frustratingly, for the past couple of attempts I get about ten minutes into the run and I start getting extremely painful cramps in my lower abdomen. They feel exactly like menstrual cramps, and they're so bad I have to stop running. Today I only got to 16 minutes because it was too painful. But, weirdly, by the time I walk back to my apartment and sit down for a minute or two, the pain just vanishes! And I know for a fact menstrual pain doesn't work like that lol.
I thought maybe it was what I was eating beforehand. Yesterday about an hour before my run I ate a small apple with 2 tbsps of peanut butter. Started cramping. So I thought, maybe I need more carbs. So today about 45 minutes prior to the run I ate a handful of animal crackers (about 170 calories worth). I figured this would be carb-heavy and light on the stomach. But nope, same thing! So is this happening to anyone else?