Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 18: Hey CilleyGirl! You just ran four miles with relative ease and almost completely pain free! What will you do now?

Oh, I don't know.  I think I'll flirt with a migraine.

Yep.  After a FABULOUS run this morning where almost nothing hurt until partway through the third mile and then only just a few twinges (in the pesky right hip), I've had a headache come on this afternoon that is not boding well.  Guess I'll look at the bright side and say (a) it's not actually a migraine, (b) the caffeine I'm ingesting as I write this seems to be helping, (c) um, forgot what c would be.... oh yeah! it will be very easy to go to bed early again tonight if my head keeps hurting, and (d) if all else fails, what a wonderful reason to have some chocolate (if there's a chance you might urp it back up again, the calories don't count).

I LOVED running without pain.  I've made a point of doing a few minutes walking to warm up before a run (and cool down, helps prevent exercise headaches -- hmm, I cut it a bit short this morning, maybe that's the problem!) and this morning I took a few extra minutes to stretch my legs and my hips.  I felt like I found my stride right away, instead of feeling like a moose puppet with a few strings cut.  And did I mention the NO PAIN part?  I wonder if it would have kept up if I hadn't stopped briefly at two miles for a water break. 

Here's hoping tomorrow will go just as well.  It's "only" a three mile day. 

I did remember to pick up a class schedule at the gym and I was right, there is a Zumba class on Saturdays at noon.  I can get some extra sleep, do the weights I skipped yesterday, and make the class, should I so desire. 

I think I'm really going to enjoy having the bodybugg and what it tells me.  The only thing seems to be that I have a teeny tiny little reaction to where the (metal plate) contacts meet my skin.  Not enough to not wear it, but enough to where I keep fiddling with it because it starts to itch a little when I'm moving my arms a lot.  Last night I downloaded the data and then ended up going back a day to compare something between the two.... realized that I didn't consider that there are 24 hours in a given day in which it tracks the calories you burn.  I was surprised to find I actually burned a few hundred calories more than I originally thought (from the stats when I downloaded it the first time).  It was like extra, added bonus calories.  It was also cool to see how active I was yesterday when I did what we call full-contact filing at the office.  I'll post some more on the bugg this weekend.

Yep, think early bed is definitely on the agenda.  After some doggie love, that is.  My Schmart Dog informed me this morning that she has not had nearly enough love recently.  She informed me of this by shoving her head between my needs and rubbing her head on my legs while I scratched her ears.  As I was stretching before my run I had to keep brushing dog fur off me.  She came back for another round when I was trying to get my shoes on to leave for work.  Very neglected puppy. 

Almost Friday!  Hope your week is going well!

the CilleyGirl  

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear that you had a great run! I hope you have a great weekend :-)