I’ve been battling bad sinus issues this past weekend (and RIGHT. NOW.) so I’ve had no interest in blogging. Sorry but my new BFFs right now are my bed, darkness, nasal rinsing, and allergy medications. <–I get cranky when I don’t feel well.
I love y’all on all other occasions though 😉
Friday’s are typically my rest days. So obviously I love and hate Fridays. <– runners, you know what I’m talkin’ bout
Friday night I turned into an old lady and went to bed around 8 PM. My sinuses were acting up so much that I felt dizzy, nauseous, and felt like I had an elephant on the inside of my skull, banging to get out. It was so bad I turned down frozen yogurt. Yep. That’s when you know I’m not feeling well.
Saturday I woke up and still felt a tiny bit dizzy. Kyle told me I was not running. <–why it is good to date someone smarter than you
So instead of my run to get bagels, we walked my Sienna to get bagels.
Fun fact: I almost always wear my white hat while running. Any time we pass a woman on the trail wearing a white hat, my dog turns and tries to follow this lady…even when I’m walking her. Love my dog, but parents- if I’m ever lost and it requires search and rescue dogs, please do not volunteer Sienna.
After a very quick brunch, Kyle and I headed to Road Runner Sports to pick me out a shiny new pair of running shoes. I tried on a few pairs and decided on the New Balance Fresh Foam 980’s.
I tried on the Mizuno Wave Riders (similar to my old Wave Inspires but for neutral feet) and they just felt weird. I might try them if I don’t like these New Balance shoes. Luckily I have 90 days to try out my shoes.
That night, Kyle took me to get frozen yogurt
because I was feeling better. Do you need a reason to get frozen yogurt? I got mango + vanilla. Kyle tried my mango and he said he liked it more than real mango.
I’m assuming it’s unacceptable to sub fruity frozen yogurt for actual fruit? Yeah. Just checkin’.
Sunday I woke up and did not want to run. I felt tired and lazy. I eventually ended up running but it was already 80-ish F and I found out that I wasn’t properly hydrated.
You test the metabolite levels in your sweat with the strip. Then based on the color of the tip of the strip, you eat x number of chews. My sweat indicated I should have eaten 4 chews (tested half way through my run), but I was a cotton-headed ninny muggins and only brought 2 chews.
After my run, I made my best decision of the day by making a slushy out of Nuun, coconut water, and ice.
But unfortunately I spent the rest of the day nursing a bad sinus headache + dehydration headache.
Ever try fuel strips?
Anyone else having bad sinus/allergy issues right now? If you answer no, please go away and don’t talk to me for about 1-2 weeks.