And just when I thought it was over……

On Saturday I ran 10 miles on the Legacy Trail and ended up with a mid-level migraine that ended up lasting for the entire freakin weekend.  It sucked.  This is what I get for playing doctor and not taking my thyroid medication for almost three weeks because now the long run migraines are back and I’m sure it will take a few weeks to get rid of them again.

migraine easy

Oh, if it were only this easy….

The bad news is, I might have finally solved the mystery of the eye twitch and it has absolutely nothing to do with the thyroid medication and absolutely everything to do with another medication I was sure I needed and it’s the only thing that got rid of my migraines when everything else failed previously.  It turns out that the twitch could actually be caused by the topirimate!  The blessed Topirimate!

oh god noIn case you’re wondering, I’m not going to play around with my medications this time, I’m going to make an appointment this week and talk to my doctor about it, but since the ‘twitch’ started around the same time the doctor increased my dose of topirimate, I’m pretty sure that’s the culprit.

I don’t know why I never considered it before.  As it turns out problems with the eyes are a known side effect with topirimate.  Go figure.  So much for my miracle drug.

I still managed to rally on Saturday and have a little fun.  We went out on the boat and had dinner with the in-laws.  We also went swimming and I found out that my Fibit Charge HR is definitely water resistant.  I’d almost go as far as saying that bitch is damn near waterproof.  I mean, I know it’s not, but it certainly seemed like it when I was showing off in the pool.

Swimming MacGyver was showing his dad how to execute the perfect swimming stroke.  Is that even what you say?  I don’t know because I obviously know absolutely nothing about swimming but that didn’t stop me from jumping into the water and showing off my perfectly imperfect breast stroke while forgetting to remove my Fitbit Charge HR.  Yeah, I did that.

And then I swam across the pool a few more times.  And then, I remembered I had it on.

Still worksIt still works!

I slept in on Sunday morning and I slept a lot of the day on Sunday too but I could not get rid of the migraine.  It just did not want to go away so I finally just gave in and decided to rest.  For some reason that’s a hard thing for me to do.

This morning I was rewarded for it because I woke up migraine free and I was able to run again.  It wasn’t a lot of fun though.  If you follow me on Instagram or facebook you may already know why.

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything exciting?  Did you know the Fitbit Charge HR was water resistant?

Animal updates!

A little later this afternoon MacGyver, the dogs, the bird and I are all going to pack into the truck and head down to Nokomis for the weekend.  It should be epic.

Hillbillies

But I didn’t want to leave without first giving you an animal update.

First, I’ve recently gotten a few emails from some people asking about Boomer.  Some of you were wondering how he’s been doing and what he’s been up to lately.  I can tell you that he’s been pretty busy,

sleeping.

Boomer Sleeping

Woody is growing at an alarming pace.  I can’t even believe how fast this bird has grown.  He’s tripled in size in only three weeks and he can fly for a few feet now.  He still doesn’t really have any major flight feathers but don’t tell him that.  He thinks he can soar through the sky!

Red Bellied Woodpecker

He knows his name too.  He comes when you call him.  He is also starting to get the red coloring on his head which is clearly evident in the next picture.

You can see the red just at the top behind his head, or not, depending on how closely you look but it’s there, I swear.  He’s so darn cute.  Have I mentioned that?

Did I mention that Boomer is still the champ at sleeping?  Or that he’s also cute?

Boomer's philosophy on sleep

“When you’re this good at something, there’s no reason to quit.”

And it wouldn’t be an update without a status report on this little guy who is, you guessed it, also a cutie pie,

Hank the Dachshunds

“Psssst, single adoptable male here, loves women! Not afraid to share the bed or my toys, just not with other dogs, cats or birds! Looking for a new family, preferably a sane one. Currently taking applications.”

I don’t know why he would say that, he loves it here.  He might be a tad bit jealous is all.  Maybe I could get the in-laws to pecker sit this weekend so I could give the wiener some extra attention.

hmmmmHope you have an excellent weekend!

What are your plans?

 

 

The Doctor will not see you now

I love sitting in the lazy boy working while the doggies sleep beside me on the sofa and Woody falls asleep on my lap.  Yeah, I know that I probably should refrain from touching and holding him too much but he’s just so damn cute.

Woody

Remember how I complained about the 96 degree temperature we had on Tuesday?  Well, maybe I should have kept my mouth shut because yesterday’s it was 98 degrees and it seemed like a punishment for all my bitching so I’m keeping my mouth shut today.  Besides, I’m still running so as long as my legs aren’t broken, I will not complain.

Fine, hot as hades

In my quest to find out why the hell my eye continues to twitch, I recently read an article about magnesium deficiency and how people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are more prone to it, hmmmmm. Interesting.

So, I don’t know if it will help or not but since I’m not really willing to ingest Xanax, as suggested by my doctor, I figure trying magnesium supplements for a few weeks couldn’t hurt me either.  And running.  Running cures everything.  EVERYTHING!

Gone Running

The Doctor can’t see you now, she’s gone running, with a lab, a dachshund and a woodpecker.  Oh my.

How does your day look so far?  Hot or Cold?  Sun or Snow?