Sunday, May 3, 2009


My head is killing me.

Before I started exercising regularly this would happen when I did too much on on a hot day. I chalked it up to an overworked round girl.

Now it happens when I push myself on a long run or if I try to increase my speed. Yesterday I could feel it coming on towards the end of the race and it wasn't even a hot day. I sometimes pour water over my head at a water stop during a 5K to try to control what I describe as an "overheat". After yesterdays race I drank 2 bottles of water and had a small cup of coffee while I waited for the results to be released and it still didn't help. I ended up taking some Tylenol before work.

Now tonight, a whole day and a half later, I am still feeling the lingering headache. I posted around to some running forums and was told it is from dehydration but it seems like it would be gone by now.

I also closed my leg in my husbands truck door today so I am a bit of a mess right now but I will try my best to get back out on the road tomorrow night after work.

3 comments:

bonnie said...

Feel better Jen!...Maybe you just need a dark room and a few hours of quiet sleep.

Barry said...

Too much time with P12?

Feel better please.

Katie said...

I take those cvs headache things, they have caffiene in them, it's the only thing that works for me. If it makes you feel any better you look badass in that uniform!

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40