Tuesdays on the Run: Ups and Downs

The theme for last week is “ups and downs.” It was one of those weeks that had a few good days (two outdoor runs), but then there were some bad days due to lack of sleep and massive headaches. Here’s where it ended up:

This week’s running highlights:

The ups: I got outside two days for a run and those days the weather was pretty good.

The downs: Those were the only real runs this week.

I’ve been plagued recently by some serious headaches. They started slightly last weekend, but have been getting worse as the days go on. On Wednesday’s run, about 1.5 miles in, I felt one come on; let’s just say it was a painful run home. Thursday, I opted to walk a little bit to see if this would help – I started out painfree but about a mile or so in, started feeling the pain again. The same thing happened Friday. And Saturday, I didn’t even attempt to run – I pretty much woke up with the headache. I’m thinking I have a sinus infection, since the pain is pretty much only in my sinuses, but I’m sick of them! I can’t wait to get out and run without a headache again.

Some questions for you:

  • Any headache or sinus infection cures?
  • If you’re not running, do you try to get in walks?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

6 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Ups and Downs

  1. It’s impressive that you still ran in spite of those headaches! I hope they go away soon. I wonder if it’s our crazy roller coaster weather. Hang in there!

  2. Sorry to hear about your headaches. They can be debilitating. Unfortunately I don’t have any ideas unless you are not hydrating enough–that’s when I get headaches. I’ve been dealing with lack of sleep lately. I’m not sure I can quite call it insomnia, but a good 5 days a week I am wide awake at 2 or 3 a.m. I think my clock is just messed up!

  3. I’d get the headaches checked out if they continue. I get a sinus headache most months near the end of my cycle. Advil, caffeine, and a whole lot of water usually make it bareable, but mostly I just have to live with it. Hope yours resolves soon.

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