Friday, August 29, 2014

Marathon Training - Week 10!

Say what? I've been training for a Marathon for 10 weeks already???? Every time I think about it I get all emotional and teary eyed excited.

Weeks 1-9 were nothing special, I mean ... good runs, bad runs - just mostly getting into a routine of training as a full-time workin' momma.  I have the best husband (on the planet) - and he makes sure I'm well rested, and his mom (also amazing) ensures that I eat enough by her (several times weekly) rationale of "I've already cooked, you should stay and eat".  Sooooo yeah, I'm pretty spoiled.

Week 10.


We traveled north to visit my family last weekend, and since we wanted to spend as much time as possible with my family and my niece, we opted to save our 9-miler for Sunday. Well, ... after a weekend of drinking coffee, and enjoying yummy food, and other vacation-ey type things my husband and I got the bright idea to go running on Sunday afternoon at about 5 p.m.

5 p.m. in South Florida is possibly the WORST time (other than like 2 p.m.) to go running. The sun is in your eyes, its hot, there is a ridiculous amount of traffic and everything about running 9 miles at 5 p.m. is a bad idea. ...

2 miles into our run I was nauseated, cranky, and in tears.  When my husband couldn't handle my whining anymore he turned us around and we went home. We did manage to get about 6.25 miles in, and then about 30 minutes of swimming laps in the pool in, but it was ROUGH!

I hydrated and felt better. However, on Monday ...

Week 10 of Marathon Training Begins.

My husband started to get a bad headache, this headache progressed through Tuesday. Tuesday we did our 45 minute run, followed by PiYo and followed a typical evening routine.

Wednesday morning.

My husband was still feeling bad so he decided to call in sick. I took little lady to day care, and went to work while he rested. I came home to a man who had spent the day throwing up with a throbbing head.

Naturally. ... I was freaking out when I learned this.

So, I loaded little lady back into the car, went to the store for some gatoraide and called my sister with his symptoms (she's an ARNP).  She recommended he be seen by a Doctor..

Long story short(ish)...

We ended up in Urgent Care for....


I've continued to complete my training runs (at a slower pace and carrying extra water) - but he has been taking it easy for now.

So, week 10 was quite memorable.

Stay hydrated friends, it's brutal out there.

Question: Have you ever gone to urgent care for dehydration?

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