But over the last 4-5 weeks, my running has been a bit sparse. I'd been having some minor GI issues that have finally worked themselves out. I'll spare you the details but they were minor enough that they didn't outwardly affect my daily life. Still, they were persistent enough to get in my head. Not every day, not all the time, but enough to occasionally distract me and take me off my game. In a month overflowing with kids' appointments, lawn work, and busy work schedules, it gave me one more thing to think about when I was debating whether or not to squeeze in a run.