Monday, February 10, 2014
It wasnt the most exciting weekend, really...
On Thursday night I went to dance class and had a really good time. I was starting to feel a little sniffly during the day, and I dont know. When I got home, I laid down to read for a little while, and when I got up to let my dog out, I felt really dizzy - like the room was spinning, and then my vision blurred. Not good. I also felt a lot of sinus pressure :( When I woke up Friday morning I felt the same way but worse. And the room spinning kept happening everytime I tried to sit up or stand up :( I opted to stay home from work because I am pretty sure I couldnt drive that way anyway. I mostly just rested on my couch all day and did absolutely nothing productive. I had some Alka Seltzer Cold medicine that I took but I dont think it did anything other than raise my blood pressure. Around 7pm I made a quick trip to walmart and picked up a cheap humidifier for my bedroom, hoping that some moisture in the air would help with the sinus pressure. My bedroom is super dry. I think it helped a little bit.
On Saturday when I woke up, I wasnt getting dizzy as often, which is good, but I opted not to drive to Denver for the sewing expo because I didnt really want to change an hour and a half drive each way with the possibility of dizziness. I was bummed that I missed the sewing expo, but it was a good idea to stay home because although I ran a few errands during the day, my head still felt like it was in a bubble. *sigh* I did pick up a few things I needed, though, including new running sneakers! I got the Brooks Ghost 6. I had been running in the Brooks Glycerin 11, and really the only reason I changed was because the Ghosts were cheaper - but I had looked online and they were both neutral running shoes, so I figured I would be ok... I also finally ordered a shirt to wear for the Princess Half Marathon, and I picked up tulle at the fabric store to finally start making my tutu! Yes, I am going to run in a tutu this year! Exciting stuff.
On Sunday I felt somewhat better. My head still felt like it was in a bubble, but the dizziness was almost nonexistant. I really needed to run 11 miles, for my last long run before the half. I had planned to run outside, but there was a super creepy fog, with less than 100ft visibility. I was not about to risk possibility getting hit by a car, so I stuck to the treadmill at the gym. Since the treadmills shut off afte 1 hour, I split my 11 miles up into 4, 4, and 3 miles. I have to say, the time went by so quickly. I dont know what happened but it felt like the intervals (4/1) just flew by. I watched a zumba infomercial, fox news, and women's college gymnastics while running - they were all playing on the large tvs in the front of the cardio room - the individual treadmill tvs werent working. I finished in about 2:03:30ish. Best run I've had in a long time, and I'm feeling really good about the half marathon in two weeks! I actually just looked back and this 11 mile run's time was on target with my 11 miles from my first 2 half marathon training runs! I figured running would either break up some of the sinus congestion, or make it worse. It seemed to do both! Now I still have terrible sinus pressure in my head, but I also have a runny nose and I keep sneezing. The new running shoes were fantastic. I had been having a flare up peroneal tendonitis recently and this was the main reason I went out and bought new running sneakers - I figured that was a sign that the ones I had been wearing were starting to get worn out. I had absolutely no flare up of tendonitis on my run yesterday. My calves werent sore. My hips werent sore. My IT band didnt hurt. It was like a miracle running yesterday.
After my run I went grocery shopping, cooked some healthy eats for the week (spaghetti squash with a ground turkey meat sauce with onions and zucchini mixed in; and slow cooker jambalaya with chicken breast and smoked turkey sausage). I did some work on the bag that I have been making, but I didnt finish it because my head was killing me. And I only did one load of laundry. Not as productive as I had hoped to be, but when your head feels like it is in a bubble - you can only do so much! I did take a lavendar bubble bath with epsom salts to help with any inflammation. I had some horrible chaffing after my run, and I hoped the epsom salt would help with that a bit. I think it did. Or maybe it is in my head.
This morning I woke up and my head is still hurting a lot :( I have to see my therapist this morning, but I think afterwards I am going to call and try to get a dr appointment, or a referral to urgent care. The sinus pressure feels like it is so deep in my head - I might need an antibiotic since the head congestion medicine I have been taking over the counter does not seem to be helping!
I am back at work today anyway, though. Looks like it could be a very busy week, and my birthday is on Friday!