On Friday evening Tim and I watched the movie The Vow. It was of course an emotional love story and I guess got us both choked up and realizing how lucky we are to have each other.
The next morning I woke up sometime around 6 am with a migraine. My head was pounding since I hadn’t had the chance to take my medicine before it really came on. My stomach felt slight nausea too. It was not a great start to the morning. However, when I went downstairs and started getting out food (since that seems to help) I started finding all these little notes that Tim had left me around the house. They were cute little love notes and he put them in and around all the things he knows I do first thing in the morning. Even though I felt awful, I smiled and thought about how lucky I was to be with my true love.
Things aren’t always perfect. We fight and we get on each other’s nerves like any couple, but we have a deep bond that has its base rooted in a strong friendship. He doesn’t do things like that every morning, but when he does it really makes me happy. I decided to return the favor that morning too. I had my second chiropractic appointment on Saturday morning. Afterwards, before heading home I walked over the Biggby and got myself a latte and ordered Tim a bagel with turkey and havarti. He appreciated it.
My chiropractic appointment went really well! He showed me my X-rays and before he even came in I could see that my pelvis was very tilted. He explained how its putting some pressure on my sacrum and I also have some back issues that are throwing everything off. I told him I had a migraine and he did adjustments on my back, legs and pelvis and then my neck. The adjustments on my neck actually released some (not all) of the pressure from the migraine. Then the massage therapist gave me a 30 minute massage and that helped ease the tension even more. I was talking to the massage therapist and she told me that the chiropractor and his wife are both speed skaters! They’re world class athletes and I just happened to pick him because of the location!
I ran later that day and everything felt ok, just a tightness that radiates from my left side. After some stretching though I got it to calm down. Later though throughout the day I had a lot of pain. It felt like nerve pain. We had a cookout with some friends and when I got home I took a couple naproxen and woke up feeling a lot better. I went on 20 mile bike ride on Sunday and afterwards everything did seem to feel better. I’m going to try running another 1.5 miles tonight and then go back to the chiropractor tomorrow.
I’m also preparing my body this week to try to get pregnant. I’m trying to get lots of sleep, eat a little more food, especially protein and fat and tone down the intensity of my workouts. If I gain a little weight, so be it. I’ve also cut back on caffeine to 65 mg a day and will not drink alcohol this week or at least only keep it to 2 drinks on Saturday when we go out for Terri’s birthday. Bring on the hope and the crazy planning!