Running Without Drugs

Since being on the wonderful slew of medications that are supposed to possibly help my migraine medications I have not been able to keep up with my running. My last attempt was downright pathetic and so I have not returned to running since. That is until today! Being without a job caused me to eventually be without health insurance and incidentally without migraine medication. I’ve actually been doing extremely well without them so far. In fact I’m having a hard time deciding whether or not to get back on them. I really hate being on medications all the time. Plus some of the medications caused me to be dizzy and very short of breath most of the time. Thus my lack of exercise.

Anyway, I got back into the saddle again this morning. I climbed out of bed at the butt-crack of dawn, about 5:00AM and got my running gear on. Amazingly this round went much better. I had to work pretty hard to get up that hill on the first half mile, but I was able to recover and catch my breath… without walking! I ran the whole 2.5 miles and felt pretty good afterwards. Check out the graph to see (click to view larger version):

NikePlus Graph 08/13/2007