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Registered for the race and being dumb

Monday, May 23, 2016

I finally got entered into the race for the weekend, I was worried that we had missed it but they finally got the site working again so on Sunday I'll do my first 10K. I laughed at my husband afterwards, I picked a race that doesn't give out t-shirts or medals to do my first 10K. Grrr...at least I'll have my bib to put up.

Since I didn't do any running while we were on vacation I decided to get back into the swing of things after the Farmers Market on Saturday. I was tired and knew it would perk me up if I hit the trails. Sure I had a bit of a headache but I didn't think much of that. That would be the dumb part.

Less than 1K into the race my head started to pound. By the time I hit 1.5K it was throbbing and flashing lights told me that it was a migraine, not just a headache. I felt bad for the person I asked to come running with me because at the 2K mark I had to stop running and slow to a walk. When I got home I walked in, announced to my husband I had a migraine. He offered to go put fresh sheets on the bed so I could have a nap, I was sound asleep on the couch before he could finish. I slept for 3 hours. Running with a migraine, dumb, so incredibly dumb.

My head is just starting to clear today and as much as I want to run I have a feeling it would still be a bad idea so I'll try the treadmill instead and see if I can get a short run in on that. Funny, I wasn't the least bit nervous about the race before I went on vacation, I was doing 7K trail runs. But that run with my friend set me off a bit, something was said and I know it wasn't meant to be hurtful but she has a way of saying things that are demotivating but she doesn't realize it. Not everyone is a cheerleader, even the nicest of people.

And then there's this which makes everything just so much better.

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    OMG the girls look so cute!

    Yeah... headaches can quickly turn into pounding migraines when your heart rate goes up. Whenever I have a headache, I try to keep to a walk if I go out. Sorry you were dealing with that, those suck!
    1895 days ago
    OUCH!! Hey don't do that! You will be fine for the 10K. Your suppose to be in taper mode anyway :) Oh My those little fire girls are just TOO cute!
    1895 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Sorry about your migraine, I don't know how you even made it as far as you did, when I get them I am down for the count!

    Brush off the comments, you know you are a healthy strong person and you will do just great!

    Love the pic.
    1895 days ago
    I have totally thought I just had a headache only to find out too many miles in that is was a migraine in disguise. It takes all your effort just to make it back home. Good luck on your 10K!
    1895 days ago
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    That is true, not everyone is a motivator - so shake off her comments. You missed two weeks but did a lot of walking. You will be fine! You have this! I for one am not worried and the twins are adorable!! Hope your head is better!
    1895 days ago
    Migraines are terrible. I am really enjoying all of the outdoor miles I am getting right now, but the heat is coming and running outside will GIVE me a migraine in the heat and humidity. I am enjoying it while I can.

    You know you can handle a 10k. Don't worry about what you friend said - especially if you know that's how she is. You've got this!
    1895 days ago
    Hope the migraine is all gone!
    1896 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    So cute!!
    How about getting your own t-shirts made? And yeah, friend can say dumb hurtful things without realizing it. Shake it off, you are going to run your first 10K! Yay! emoticon
    1896 days ago
    So sorry about the migraine those 2 angels put it into perspective.
    1896 days ago
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    I feel so bad of you! I have not had one for nearly 10 years, but I remember. I don't think you ever forget!
    And those baby girls... can they be any cuter???
    1896 days ago
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    Migraines stink. They make me not want to deal with anything or anyone. But those babies? I would make an exception. SO CUTE.
    1896 days ago
    So sorry you had a migraine. The children are so cute.
    1896 days ago
    They are cute
    1896 days ago
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