Monday, March 30, 2009

sunday's race was a good learning experience (and yes, i learned more than that i don't like races where i am freezing and in no man's land) and a motivating start to the season. my race report hasn't been started, but i (barely) ended up in 3rd place in my age group.

can't write much now. i have my monday migraine. i get terrible excercise induced headaches. they come every sunday night while i sleep (wakes me up at 3am!) after any very long or hard workout and usually end monday night while i am sleeping. it pretty much just feels like i am violently hungover (can't see/focus/nautious/throbbing head). there is a good amount of info out there about these kinds of headaches:one theory is that strenuous exercise dilates blood vessels inside the skull. another is that those prone to migraines already (me!) have an increased likelihood that strenuous exercise will trigger one. i like to look at the treatments for this. one of which is "do not engage in the exercise." sure. but, i think its time to go to the doctor. facing monday today is going to be a rough one.

i think i'll put my race report up on wednesday?

18 comments:

D said...

Ugh... and I thought my Monday sucks. You need a beer ;)

Charisa said...

Hope you feel better. My Dad gets those as well. For him it's coffee and either lots of advil or prescription headache pills that make it better.

alfie said...

I know the feeling...those headaches suck!!! :(

X-Country2 said...

Ugh, that sounds like a miserable way to start a week. Can't wait to read the report.

kerrie said...

not fun. maybe you should just start drinking if you know they are coming, if you are going to feel hungover, you might as well be!
are you remembering to breathe when you race? just a thought....

Eileen Swanson said...

Headache go away! I get those too. Can't wait to read the updates...

Toby Guillette said...

here's a vid of u finishing u can use in your wed report

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyguillette/3396335945/in/set-72157616011675357/

rr said...

Crap - me too, got one after my last 10k a few weeks back. Feel better fast, hope you were able to take the day off and rest.

Can't wait for the report..

Nikee Pomper said...

Take care of yourself!!!

Zach said...

I feel ya on the headaches - hope you are feeling better today.

Looking forward to the report; sounds like you had a pretty good race with an AG place.

allyson said...

Hope you feel better, also cant wait to read your race report.

I def know where Brynn Mawr is, especially now that Villanova is in the final 4, its all the talk around here! Back in my younger days we would go to Brownies 23 East quite often.

SixTwoThree said...

Hang in there woman! Hope you feel better pronto. Migraines sure are mysteries.

Paul said...

Hey Beth,

Congrats on your finish!! It's only getting better (and warmer) from here
:)

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Congrats on your race....good thing Summer is coming.

Maggs said...

Bummer about the migraine. Hopefully Oceanside won't be a learning experience for you and you can kick ass like you do!

Lisa G said...

Hopefully you feel better soon! Looking forward to your race report!

Love your blog, by the way!

RR said...

Feel better and great job in the race!

Danielle Runs said...

omg... the headaches.

i did a race on sunday... and it was AWFUL. i didn't feel well after the first mile, but pushed through until the 9th.
mon and tues i had some of the worst headaches. i nearly thought about going to the dr. i know it has to be from that!

whew!


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