Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heat, Pain Pills, Dehydration... Something Didn't Want Me Running Today

I pulled my back on Sunday.  It was stiff, so I tried stretching it.  That's when I pulled something.  I've been here before and it's never pleasant.  This is when I start double dosing the Aleve's.  It usually takes 3-4 days to get back to normal this way.  Without taking anything, it takes 1-2 weeks.

Well, when you throw that into the mix of heat and being dehydrated (over caffeinated), things aren't going to go well.

The prescribed workout this afternoon was 4 to 5 sets of the following:  run an 800 at 5k race pace, 45 second rest, run 400 hard and rest for 3 minutes.  I made all of my goal times through the first 3 sets.  About a minute into the third rest, I started feeling light headed.  I hoped it would go away, but I just felt a little out of it.  I had enough energy to continue my workout, but didn't want to push it with the way my head was feeling.  I went over to a nearby Oak tree and set down in the shade for about 10 minutes.  That did the trick, but I was done for the day.

Hopefully, this back pain and stiffness will be gone by Thursday's workout.

In the meantime, here are a couple pics from the Lake Mary 5K.

If I remember correctly, this was about 1.25 miles since that is when the course overlaps for a bit
and I hadn't taken my shirt off yet.  I just happened to look at the photographer at the right time...
even though I look mad, I'm not. I actually don't even remember seeing someone taking pictures.
I am on the left with my 2nd place 35-39 Age Group medal.
In the middle is the 1st place AG winner and 3rd place on the right.

6 comments:

The Green Girl said...

Congratulations on placing!

I'm sorry about your back, I hope it heals up quickly.

Alan Dent said...

Hope you get your back sorted soon

Nelly said...

Awesome on the medal! Hope the back feels better!

Daniella @ Runner at Heart said...

Congrats that's a huge accomplishment!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

congrats on a strong race!

Watson said...

Pain pills mainly form the reason of addiction. Initially the intake of drug begins with taking prescript medicines to relief oneself from the acute pain, but follows is an addiction to the drug. Sometimes it is purposefully to enjoy the ecstasy that the intake of the drug brings and other times it is mare helplessness that draws a person to take the drug or experience severe pain. The later addiction is more of psychological were the person believes that if they don't take the drug they will have to bare the pain even when it is nothing serious.