I've started to notice that I'm more in tune with my body and I understand it a little more when things aren't quite right. I honestly think my migraine is because I wore a really tight sports bra to bed. You wouldn't think that one has anything to do with the other, but around 3:00am I woke up and my back was hurting pretty badly. I think the pressure from the sports bra on my back caused pressure in my head. I could be wrong, but I think it could be possible.
Around 5:30am, after writhing in agony all night, the sports bra finally came off and I felt the pressure in my back release. I also took 3 Tylenol at that time, so it's really hard to say what ended up helping, but around 7:30am, my migraine started to diminish.
I didn't think I was actually going to get my run in today. Even though the migraine wasn't full force anymore, it still left that dull pain in the back of my head and it really drained me off all my energy. In the afternoon, I layed down for a short nap and that really seemed to re-energize me. I managed to get some housework done, which was good. After I ate dinner, I decided to attempt the treadmill. Once again, I forgot to pee and realized about 5 seconds into my run that I messed up. I wasn't going to stop though. I hate stopping in the middle of a run. Regardless of that fact, I did end up having to stop for a second at .96 miles because Preston couldn't find the wipes and Ben was dirty. :/
Anyway, I struggled a lot with this run. Yesterday, I truly thought I'd have it in the bag, but with the migraine and the lateness in the day (which means I didn't take a 5hr energy shot either), not to mention the sun and heat pouring through the window, it was a tough run. But I stuck it out. I ran the 1.75 miles scheduled and was at 24 minutes, so I decided to keep running to round out the 25 minutes. Usually I stop at the distance I'm scheduled and then do a cool down walk for the rest of my time (rounding up to the next 5 minutes).
I'm also logging my time differently. I'm no longer keeping track of the time of the first mile. Now that I'm moving on to more mileage, I'm just going to keep track of my total time ran and then figure out my pace and go from there. That's how runners track their time anyway and since I've gained more distance, I might as well follow suit.
I was truly amazed at how much sweat was running down my back after this run. It was pretty gross, actually. LOL
- lunch - turkey and cheese sandwich (240), pasta salad (380)
- dinner - 2 small oven fried chicken legs, shells and cheese
Work Out Log:
- treadmill (run - 1.804 miles/13:51 pace) - 25 minutes, 270 calories
Total calories burned - 270