Sunday, November 30, 2008

The prescription.

Let's say you went to your high school reunion and had one (or a half dozen) too many drinks. You'd probably wake up the next morning feeling like you spent the night with your head in a vise; you might have legs that feel like lead.

No worries. I have the perfect prescription for you. A short slow run.

Some will say that a long slow run is the way to go and I will disagree. Others will tell you to spend the day lounging on the couch, only moving to order up some won ton soup and fried dumplings from the Palace of Wong. Again, I will disagree.

A nice and easy 4 miler is what you need after a long night spent over-indulging in memories and cocktails. Don't try to go for speed -- your head may still be pounding and will not appreciate your desire to prove to the world that you can bang out fast miles with a hangover. And don't try to go long -- your feet may still be a little sore from those heels you decided you had to wear for your night out. Certainly, you shouldn't just go for the couch, no matter how tempting that may seem.

Just go for a comfortable pace. Sweat it out. Let the relaxing few miles re-energize you. It will work, I promise. A short slow run is sometimes just what the doctor ordered.

Oh, and while you're at it . . . if you want some hard push ups to work your arms into jelly, check out level 3 of Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred. My arms could barely handle the walking push ups. They are really tough.

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

14 comments:

Cassandra said...

LOL! This sounds kinda like you are speaking from experience...? :) I am going to check out that push up link. I'm a big upper-body baby and that needs to be remedied.

Diana said...

LOL. I hope you had a good time with the 10 drinks :) I didn't go to my reunion, but if I get together with family or friends and have one too many for, say, new years I will be sure to work out afterwards.

D10 said...

So how did the reunion go? Sounds like you found the right formula to fix the hangover.

I am going to have to check the link out.

Vava said...

Yes, how did the reunion go? I'm going to assume you had a great time and went for a run because that's ALWAYS the right thing to do.

The 30-day shred thing sounds awesome...

Marcy said...

Oooohhh I'd need to drink 20 before I could have fun at my reunion HAHA Hope you had fun!

RunToFinish said...

Agreed..sweat it out no matter how you sweat it out.

Ok I was going to do Jillian's Shred today..but now I'm scared.

Chic Runner said...

So glad the jillian shred is working so good! :) I am excited to try it out, i asked for it for christmas!

J said...

Yes I agree, short slow runs are great!

SeaBreeze said...

I SWEAR by Runs to cure my hangovers. I do it all the time and people are always dumbfounded, but it really helps me.

*aron* said...

LOL i have not tried this but will definitely have to next time i need it :)

BeachRunner said...

Sounds like a fun reunion... I think. I have mastered the short slow run.

The Laminator said...

Good suggestion. I usually just stay home and mope but a slow short run (SSR) might be better! Hope you had a good weekend.

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