We often tell others to "take care", but how often do we tell that to ourselves? We need to heed those two words on a daily basis. If we don't take care of ourselves, we will struggle to do for others. I found that out yesterday when I got one of my dehydration migraines after my run. Even though it was a beautiful 70 degrees with really no humidity at 9:45 yesterday morning, I was dripping with sweat. I came inside and felt like I drank plenty of water, but it was obviously not enough as later in the day I encountered a blinding headache. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who knows what these headaches are like for me. After I took my migraine medicine, he got a warm wash cloth and water for me. I went to our bedroom and was pretty much out of commission for the next three hours. I felt better in the evening, but this morning I still have some residual, what I call the "migraine hangover". Even though I drank plenty of water, I did nothing to replace my electrolytes, and that's where my error caused what happened. So, I learned from my mistake and will be more proactive when I go on my next run tomorrow. In the mean time, I'm listening to my body today, and I'm only doing what I really feel like I should be doing.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.