Today was a long one. Not really because of anything in particular at work, but because I got a migraine. Let’s just have a show of hands when it comes to who gets them from time to time… Anyone?
Ugh. Usually I get a little bit of warning. With just an overall feeling- hard to explain. And that’s when it hits. The tunnel vision. Oh god that could be the worst part… I’m sitting there all innocent and productive. Just sitting there working away at the computer. Then things start to get a little fuzzy. So I try to concentrate harder. Which just makes it worse. And soon I have to look away. And put my hands to my temples and massage. Even break out the Advil (which I only use as a last resort but I did not want to see how bad this thing could get).
Then comes the dulling pain right behind the eyes. Yuck. I think my boss even noticed because my mood took an instant nosedive. Not that I get super bitchy or anything- but I just get really really quiet and go off into my own world for a while. On the way home it started to lift. And all that was left was a light queasy feeling that stayed with me until a little after I got home.
This, my friends, is the order of steps I go through. They don’t happen often- maybe just once every couple of months. But they’re brutal. If you get them, how do you deal with them? Is there some crazy remedy I need to try??
Once I fully recovered, it was like it never happened! And I got to break out my Target purchase- the cheapest yoga mat I could find!The little ones were a little nervous about the mat. Originally, they were checking it out, most likely because they thought it might be a new toy. But then I rolled it out and they didn’t step on it once… just around it.And there’s my foot. Not like that would entice her to get any closer… my feet are gross! Pedicure in the near future… I bought the mat because Jaime and Scott’s place is all hardwood. And if I’m going to Shred while I’m staying there, I need to accessorize! I did Level 2. Wish I could have done Yoga meltdown- but alas, no Exercise tv. So I did situps and some plank moves I swiped from The Shred Level 3. Add two mini dog walks and that’s good enough for me!
I think today I’m going on a run. Yes, a run. Slow and easy. I’ve been doing a little jogging in place and jumping around to see if that “twinge” has gone away. And I think it has! So yes, a run is necessary. I have training to do…