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Momentary Voluntary Self-Inflicted Moronism

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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It was 90 degrees with a heat index making it feel like 93. I decide that I am going to go on my usual 5 mile walk at the park-weather be damned. Yeah-great idea.

I believe I gave myself a heat stroke.

Why is it that my stubbornness only works to my detriment? Why, I say why?

So on my 2.5 mile stumble back to my car. (I walk 2.5 miles out and 2.5 miles back there is no way to short-cut it) I was obviously hot, nauseous, dizzy, weak, mildly disoriented and I had difficultly breathing. Then there was the most ferocious headache I have ever had in my life. As soon as I got back to my car I cranked the air and drove to the vending machine, paid 2 dollars for a water and guzzled it. When i got home I got another bottle of water, laid down, and fell asleep. When I woke up I didn't feel any better but I took a shower. After my shower I was freezing. I am under a blanket now.

This is the point where I took some meds for the headache and ate a healthy snack. I do feel slightly better. My head still hurts but not as intensely, I am still dizzy, but I am starting to feel hungry.

(all of this nonsense because I was too stubborn to take a shorter walk. Ugh)

Lesson Learned

I, Carrie, do so solemnly swear to never ever do that again.

I am counting on you, my spark friends, to keep me on the path to righteousness! lol

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    I fit the walks in when I can. I prefer to do them earlier. I knew how hot it was but I HAD to do something. My exercising has been less than stellar lately (2-3 days a week. when it had been 5-6 days a week for about 6 months)

    Lesson learned though stubborness will not win over 90 degree heat. lol

    Today I am working out indoors. I am reformed ;)
    2194 days ago
    I swell from the heat too. Glad you're ok...Can ya maybe take your walk earlier or later? I know your schedule is all kinds of busy busy. Hope you're back to your spunktastic self today!
    2194 days ago
    Yes, more careful would have been prudent. LOL Apparently it wasn't on the agenda today...kinda clashed with my M.V.S.I.M. ;)

    Thanks for the well wishes. I am starting to feel a little better.

    Katy- i always swell in the heat-family trait, however today my fingers swelled so bad that I couldnt straighten them. The bones ached so bad.

    What were we thinking? (Bet neither one of us will do it again though!)
    2194 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/20/2012 8:58:39 PM
    Glad you made it back. Could have been worse.
    2195 days ago
    you should be more careful and good luck.
    2195 days ago
  • KATYDID412
    OMG, I did a similar thing a couple years ago on an equally hot and miserable day because of a misapprehension that it'd make me lose more weight. Walked about four miles along the river until I was so miserable that I finally convinced myself to turn around. My hands and feet swelled to ridiculous proportions and I developed the headache from hell too.

    Feel better.
    2195 days ago
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