Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ok, so I haven't really jogged since Christmas, but I did go to Kettlebell class the last two Fridays and did a bit of jogging (slower paced) on Sunday or Monday of this past week. So I didn't feel like I was completely void of exercise. I went to the gym on Wednesday and warmed up on the treadmill as usual and then boost it up to 6 mph for about 6-7 min. then back down to 4.5 for a couple min. to catch my breath. Then back up for another 6-8 min., then back down to 4.8 mph for a couple. The last time I went back up to 6 mph, it was more difficult, of course so I only could go for about 5 min. and then went back down to 5.3 mph the last 2 min.. I then kept it at 4.5 mph to finish off my jog. I looked at my distance and I was really close to a 5K or 3.1 and close to beating my time of 36 min and 40 sec so I boosted it back up to 6mph and beat my time by 20 sec.!! I felt good and stayed at 4.5 until I got to 45min. total.
I don't know if I just didn't cool down enough, (there were a lot of folks lingering and I didn't want to hog the machine, so I got off), or if it was because I brought chocolate milk instead of OJ this time or if it was because I just worked too hard, but I got the all over sinusy feeling headache again. I came on just after my shower. I went home and tried to eat something sweet and protein like. I worked in my kid's cafeteria and had some chocolate covered nuts and Greek yogurt then a few hours later had a roast beef sandwich and sweet tea, but my had felt like it would explode and so would my stomach. I took a Relpax (migraine pill) and then 15 minutes later took an Ibuprofen (neurologist suggested). My chest felt weird for about 30 minutes and then about 30 min. later I suddenly felt all better. No sick feeling, no migraine!!!! Hmmmmm.
I am so glad something worked and I wasn't hanging over the toilet all night and cooped up in my bedroom in the dark. I just wish I could figure out why this happens and prevent it.
So, lesson of the day. Listen to your body, it's the only one you have and if you don't take care if it, it won't take care of you!