While on my 2nd kilometer run, I noticed that my mood was the same as when I got up from bed. From here I know that this would not be a good run (normally my 2nd to 3rd km I'm adjusted already). I still got to run at a pace, but sluggish at an average of 6:40!
I did get to prepare the day before the run - hydrated well, loaded enough energy to burn, slept at least 6 hours - but still with the heavy head.
One thing I think I missed was stretching my neck and shoulders during my warm-up. I may have been too sleepy and too excited to run that I missed this. Normally I alot 20 mins to warm-up to make sure that circulation was enough.
So it is when I got to the office, 30 minutes upon sitting in my chair that headache started to come in. Usually what triggers this are:
- Bright sun / light
- Hunger (yeah, I can't stay hungry for even a short time - I have a fast metabolism)
- Stress (or can be called "work")
The next time you run, make sure to do the correct stretch-measures. Anyway, Ibuprofen didn't do much to remove the throbbing, but it did lessen it enough to make it through my work day. :)