I had the most bizarre experience this evening. I went out and did a long jog, but my hip is still a little on the tender side so I was taking it really easy. I went slower than I normally do to avoid injury and to make sure that I was able to finish my entire set. I wouldn’t call it a great run by any means, but there was nothing wrong with it either.
Then, when I was about two or three minutes into my cool down walk I suddenly experienced a very abrupt onset of nausea. Without warning my stomach quickly became completely tense and I felt like I was truly on the verge of losing my lunch. I did the last couple of minutes of my walk and headed home immediately.
Since then, I have drank a lot of water, eaten what I felt I could (including cinnamon on an apple because I have heard it helps with digestion), taken a hot bath, consumed a few antacids, and moved slowly in an effort to get this feeling to pass. When I first arrived back home I noticed that my face was totally drained of colour, but that didn’t last long and once I had a bit of food and water in me I did start to feel a little better. But the sensation has not gone away and I am still feeling very queasy even though it is more than five hours after I initially felt nauseated.
Ugh! I have no idea where this came from! It would be one thing if I had sensed it coming on throughout the day – or even just as I was running – but I am completely confused as to why my upset stomach developed so suddenly. I really, really hope I feel better in the morning because I have the regatta that I will be in all day tomorrow.
One much more positive (albeit totally unrelated to fitness, health, or weight loss) thing that I would like to mention is that my first article for my online column came out today! I am so excited about my position with Gumboot Books and I can’t wait to build up a really good collection of written pieces on children’s activities! This new endeavor really is a dream come true!
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 9 glasses of water
- 2 1/2 cups spinach salad with cubed cheese, croutons, dried cranberries, mushrooms, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 3 cups celery with light peanut butter
- 1 small Mandarin orange
- 2 egg wrap on a soft tortilla shell with pepper
- 1 extra large golden delicious apple with cinnamon
- 1 hour and 10 minutes of jogging with walking warm up, intervals, and cool down (1 hour of actual jogging)