Last night, I went for an hour-long jog.
I very rarely exercise anymore.. It’s very bad.
See, I am really bad about drinking water these days.. The Topamax has spoiled me. I don’t get headaches often at all. So I have gotten back into a bad habit of being dehydrated. Take Friday at work – I was running around at the office all day, and probably had one glass of water. All day! And I was so thirsty, but “too busy” to stop to drink something. Bad, bad, bad. So by the time the end of the day rolled around, I felt pretty awful. Pre-headache feeling. I often feel pre-headache. Thankfully, I don’t often GET the headache (due to the Topamax), but I don’t often feel like doing much strenuous activity when the day is done. Stupid, right?
Well, I gotta stop this. It’s dumb.
So anyway, I’ve been BAD about getting exercise. And when I do go out running or something, I end up getting overheated and taking an Imitrex in the middle of the night to prevent a migraine. I can’t take an Imitrex every time I go running!
Okay, so I went for a jog last night – stopped to pick up my Topamax along the way.
It was nice. I started thinking along the way that if I start running outside again, it will greatly increase my chances of adding another pet to the menagerie. Jogging outside is baaaaaaad for that. I’ve found two cats while jogging!
Last night, though, all I found was a dead fish.
It really pissed me off, actually.
I was jogging over the Commercial bridge when I looked over and saw a lookdown, leaned against the side of the bridge. A fisherman must have caught it and decided to set it down rather than throw it back in. I don’t know why anyone would do that. What a horrible way for a fish to die! It was long dead, but I threw it back in anyway. It really, really made me mad. If people want to fish for food, okay, but don’t fish just to kill stuff pointlessly.
Especially a lookdown. They’re so weird-looking.. Endearingly weird-looking.
So last night, I got home and was HOT. Ice pack on the head while I drank some water. Quick bath. Laundry. Lots of water. Sleep. Woke up this morning and my head still felt funny. I’m-definitely-getting-a-headache, side-of-my-head funny.
I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE AN IMITREX. I can’t take one every time I exercise, jeeeeez!
Instead, I took an Excedrin and drank some water, and had an English muffin.
An hour later, when I got to work, I realized I didn’t have a headache. My head felt fine.