Showing posts from September, 2012

Just one more day: Days 233 - 253

Wow. It's been a while since I posted anything related to daily running. Rest assured, however, that I have been faithful. There have been bouts of vertigo, insane schedules, and more on my plate that I ever could have imagined. But somehow, I have been putting in miles, albeit not many long runs. In fact, my mileage is on the puny side. Still, most days I feel decent; Decent enough to keep pace with most of my cross country runners. So, please excuse the brevity of this little report. I just came back from a run and have to get things in order for the morning. Year-to-date miles: 1681

Dizzy Dame

I think I have a better understanding of the term "Dizzy Dame." My perspective on the matter has been particularly acute in the last twenty-four hours. Out of nowhere, I started to think I was in one of those crazy amusement park walk-throughs where the floor is off kilter and everything feels catty-wompus. When I turned my head, it took a while for the insides to stop sloshing. And when I got still, my brain kept right on going round and round the traffic circle, just like the Griswalds in European Vacation. Initially, I thought it was dehydration. I had just gotten through with a long run in very hot and humid conditions. But it wasn't. No amount of water stopped the madness. I hit the couch, listless. When that didn't help, I tried the bed. The room wouldn't stop spinning, even with my eyes sealed shut. And oddly, I was much more dizzy when I laid on my right side. In fact, it was so bad my stomach started turning in the opposite direction. I hoped by mo