Saturday, November 21, 2009

Running again.

After the rotten post-run migraine on Sunday, I didn't run all week. I was feeling nervous and so I decided to go for some cross-training. I did more lunges, squats and push ups last week than I've done in ages. And my body has been feeling it!

Today, though, I got back in the running shoes and went out for a relaxing 5.5 mile run. It was GREAT! Don't get me wrong: I was still quite nervous after the run, thinking that I might get another migraine. But, I took the time for a proper cool-down then I ate my usual handful of raw almonds and dried cranberries, followed by a glass of water and a cup of coffee. I also took an Advil sinus because I needed to cover myself, just in case.

It all worked and I'm pleased. It felt terrific to be out there running again. Sure, cross-training is important and enjoyable but, really, it isn't running. Nothing compares to a run!

And with that, I'm off to enjoy my Saturday evening and hope that you enjoy yours, too. I'm also sending some good vibes to everyone racing tomorrow - I'm rooting for you!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!

~ Felice

18 comments:

onelittletrigirl said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better! Hope it stays that way for you :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

glad you were able to run without the headache... is it maybe food related? not eating enough before or after your run? Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

MCM Mama said...

Way to keep busy with cross training, but glad to hear you were able to run without triggering a migraine!

Staci Dombroski said...

Glad to hear that you are doing better! It always feels great to go out and get in a good run :-) Have a great weekend!

Lys said...

Yay! I hear you on the cross-training!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yay, glad the migraine stayed away and you got in a good run..

J said...

Glad the run went well. Hope you are enjoying your sunday! I am loving this warmer weather! I wish it could stay all winter!

Suzy said...

Good to hear you didn't get a migraine again! And I agree, while cross training is important, it isn't running.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

I'm glad the migraine has left you. And I agree about crosstraining vs running. There's just something about going out and running that does it, but sitting on a bike at the gym does not.

Glad to see the Happy Runner happy again. :)

Jill said...

Yea for happy Saturday runs!!

Tricia said...

Glad you had a great run!

lindsay said...

yay! glad you had a good run (and post run!) hope the rest of your weekend goes well!

Meg Runs said...

Poor girl, I hate that fear of getting a migraine. Sometimes I can feel one coming on and I panic from that fear. I don't get them much anymore...thank goodness!
You sound so happy running again, I'm thrilled for you! Have a great Monday!

Nicole on the run said...

Congratulations on running again! I've been on running hiatus due to the flue, and it does not feel good.

Can't wait to go out running again.

joyRuN said...

I'd been getting wicked headaches after my long runs, which was why I made sure to walk through all the aid stations in Richmond to try & shake my neck & shoulders loose throughout. I'll do anything to avoid those headaches!

Roisin said...

Good for you! There really is not substitute for your soul when it comes to running!

Marlene said...

You're right - it's just not the same as running! Glad to hear that you were able to get out there without the post-run migraine!

onelittletrigirl said...

Oh no- I forgot to add the 81.

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