Another long run, another, yeah migraine.

I seriously meant to update this weekend but then, well, I didn’t.

After posting Friday morning I went out for a run.  I planned on six miles but y’all, I could have run forever.  It was one of those magical mornings where everything felt great and effortless.  I seriously loved it but I did the smart thing and stopped at 7 miles because I had a long run planned for Saturday.

But it was seriously one of those runs that makes you fall in love with running and  I wish that I could give that run and a name and tell it  how much I loved it.

love running

Hence the reason I’m running in the first place…..

The kid did a super sweet thing for me and took my iPhone to the Apple Store.  It has never worked perfectly and since the warranty is about to expire he insisted on getting a replacement for me.  It was the sweetest gesture ever but of course I am an idiot and never remember passwords to any of my apps so it took me most of the afternoon and evening to get everything back up.


So while I was playing around with my iPhone I remembered that I had a gift card from the jewelry store I shop at frequently for some absolutely free pearl earrings.  Yes, free!  So the kid and I headed off to the mall where I got my beautiful earrings and maybe some other stuff…

gifts for me

I am loved!  In fact, I love myself so much that I bought myself a ruby necklace too.  Don’t judge.  I couldn’t leave the store with just a pair of free earrings could I?  No, I couldn’t.

After the jewelry buying and iPhone setting upping I was hungry so the kid and I decided to hit up chick-Fil-A.  A little back story here.  Two years ago, I convinced MacGyver to go to Chick-Fil-A with me because he thinks they’re way too expensive for a chain restaurant and he doesn’t think the food is all that great.  No, really.

Chick-fil-a is my jam sir!

Chick-fil-a is my jam sir!  MY JAM!

Anyway, we went there a few years ago and son-of-a-bitch, MacGyver found a hair in his sandwich!  It was disgusting.  The manager apologized, gave him another sandwich, and coupons for a free meal because you know, after finding a hair in your food, you definitely want to come back for a free meal.  Those coupons turned to dust they sat in my purse for so long.

Anyway, I knew it would take hell fire and a miracle to get him back to chick-fil-a but when the kid and I called him and said we were going to stop there he actually said he’d like a sandwich too.  Too bad when he started to take his first bite he spotted a thick black hair!

I wish I was kidding.

Son-of-a-bitch chick-fil-a!  WTF?  So, MacGyver will never eat there again, ever.  The kid and I took the food back, got a refund, and went to Wendy’s because, Frosty’s.   Unfortunately, I will have nightmares about Chick-Fil-A for weeks as I try to detox from the sweet tea, or as I like to call it, the nectar of the Gods.

Anywho, on Saturday morning I got up bright and early ready to nail my 10 miles.

new headband

It was chilly so I got the chance to wear my headband I bought last year, finally.

Wouldn’t you know by 4 in the afternoon the raging migraine set in.  I don’t know y’all, I’m trying so hard not to get upset but nothing I do seems to work.  And to make matters worse, I think I probably exacerbate them due to my stress over getting one.  It just plain sucks and I sound like a broken record but I just don’t know what else to try.  I’m not giving up, just venting.  Anyway, based on Saturday I decided not to run on Sunday and instead I did a simulated hike on my treadmill.  It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t running….

On Sunday I finally made it over to the salon and got my janky eyebrows waxed.  Just in time for the super bowl, (is superbowl one word or two)?  I didn’t really watch too much of the game but my girl Bey killed it at half time with formation, I got chills.  She just killed it.

I spent much of the super bowl setting up the new computer I got two months ago, you know, because I love remembering passwords so much….

And that was pretty much the gist of my weekend.

What did you do? Did you watch the Superbowl?
Did you run?
Are you a migraine sufferer?

10 thoughts on “Another long run, another, yeah migraine.

  1. Fortunate I don’t get them. Sorry that you do.

    I think…you need a gadget to monitor barometric pressure to see if that’s a cause :). does the garmin track that or just wind temp and humidity?

    • Thank you, that’s actually not too far off because I do have a lot of food sensitivities and that’s something my doctor and I are looking into. Have your husbands migraines gone away completely?

  2. My friend Sandy swears by coconut water for migraines. I know a lot of runners who drink Nuun. I wonder if the combination of the 2 would work for you? Super hydrated + sodium + electrolytes…

    • That’s a great idea! I haven’t tried coconut water before or during runs, only after. I do really like it so I think I’ll try and see if it helps. Thank you for the suggestion! 🙂

  3. I get migraines pretty regularly myself and my heart goes out to ya! There are so many “causes” that can build towards a migraine. I have chronic muscle tension in my arm, shoulder and neck that gets exacerbated when I’m stressed or dehydrated. Despite being told my workouts (which can sometimes lead to me being dehydrated or extra tense) might not be helping, I just can’t shake what I love. It’s a tricky little game, but I hope you can get to the bottom of yours and feel better!

  4. My wife gets migraines all the time and the latest thing she was talking about was “daith piercings”. Basically, a piercing of your innermost ear cartilage—but I’m gonna bet you already know about them!

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