Forgive me if this post is full of typos, all over the place or just generally makes no sense. Last night MacGyver andd I went to dinner with his parents and I had a bad headache but I thought it would go away considering I took some tylenol and dramamine which surprisingly usually works, except last night.
We were sitting at dinner and I was trying to not think about my headache when all of the sudden the overwhelming sense to throw up came over me.
Thankfully I made it to the restroom but dinner was cut short and I felt awful about it. My father in law gave me some excedrine migraine and MacGyver drove me home soon after and I drugged myself up with additional dramamine and went to bed. This morning I feel like I’m dragging a huge weight around but no migraine so I am not complaining.
The kid left on Saturday afternoon to head back to Columbus. We had a blast with him while he was here. On Friday we took him and his friend out on the boat. The dogs even joined us.
The kid jumped off the top of the boat and swam in the water with the dogs. I didn’t go near the water because it was under 70 degrees and quite frankly until it hits 85, no thank you.
We also did some fishing but it wasn’t very successful because apparently the fish were cold too. The kid did catch a puffer fish and that was pretty cool.
After a full day on the boat we hit up my favorite thrift store but it was a bust so we headed back to the house and MacGyvers parents came over and we had a huge dinner. MacGyver smoked ribs and I made sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and a cucumber salad. My mother in law made a mac and cheese casserole and some corn on the cob so we had food for days.
Apparently the activities of the day exhausted poor Hank and he feel asleep on me.
Before the kid left he and I spent some time together running a few errands and visiting a few thrift stores. We had a really good time. We visited a pet store and while we were in there this man came in with a dog that looked eerily familiar. I asked him what type of dog it was and he said it was a black lab mixed with a mini dachshund! So just for giggles, here is what it would look like if Hank and Boomer had a baby, (although that is impossible as they are both boys.)
We said goodbye to the kid around 1PM on Saturday and then MacGyver and I drove around for a bit. It was a pretty lazy day until later when I decided to go ahead and clean up the house.
On Sunday morning I got up early and decided to get in a longish run. It was really hot and humid by 7AM so I decided to take along my Camelbak Rogue. It’s a newish one that MacGyver and I bought a few years ago but I never used because I typically prefer my waist pack however the Camelbak holds shit tons of water so I took it.
I made two mistakes. First, I filled it all the way. Do you have any idea how much 2.5 liters of water weighs? A shit ton. It weighs a shit ton.
Second, and this was the most critical error, I forgot to test it to make sure everything worked and since it was new, it has a drinking cap that fits over the tube and you have to slice it open.
Carrying all that extra weight by mile 4 I was already dying so I went to take a sip and nothing. Crap. Obviously I didn’t bring a knife with me so I tried to use a stick I found on the trail and then a shell but nothing would cut that sipper. I had to sling off the back pack and open it up and drink every time I was thirsty and it sucked.
I still managed to run 12 miles but looking back if I have no doubts why I got a migraine later. I’m pretty pissed that I didn’t plan it out better because I was on a roll of no migraines after long runs. Oh well.
Somehow, I managed to run 40 miles last week. I didn’t run for two days and I averaged 7 miles a day except for Sunday so I guess fitness wise, it was a good week. I really wish the kid could’ve spent more time here because I really wanted to do a few hikes with him but I guess I’ll just have to make a trip to Columbus soon.
How was your weekend?
Do you ever get migraines after a long run?