So I went and got needles stuck in me yesterday.
After my first debilitating migraine in forever hit on Wednesday and my neck/shoulder pain persisting for three days, I asked for advice on FB and decided to make an emergency appointment to get in to see an acupuncturist. A few dozen needles later, I feel pretty amazing. In fact, right after the treatment, the pain had subsided completely. It didn’t stay away, but I have range of motion back and the pain has significantly decreased. I’m going back in a week for a follow-up treatment, thinking it could have benefits beyond just for that pain.
My stomach issues that crept up this past weekend still hadn’t gone away by mid-week and then I started thinking about the kinds of foods that I’ve recently reintroduced into my diet. Dairy (mainly ice cream — sigh.) and gluten. Have been avoiding these the last couple of days and am feeling better.
This week wasn’t all bad though. I had a stellar (for me) run on Wednesday morning. I had originally gotten up early to swim but it was the perfect weather for running instead – and I’m so glad that I did.
Inspired by Amy’s hard work at achieving negative splits — I decided to go for it! (I figured the 5 miles on my training schedule would be much easier to achieve negative splits than a half marathon! Especially with not having the race day adrenaline working against me.)
Mile 1 – 10:08
Mile 2 – 9:49
Mile 3 – 9:42
Mile 4 – 9:07
Mile 5 – 8:35
Total time: 47:22
I have a 9-miler on the books for tomorrow and I’m happy to have a friend running with me for six of those miles 🙂
What is everyone’s weekend running plans? …and has anyone ever gotten acupuncture before?
Happy Friday, everyone!