RR PV Southern Fried Seitan, Chilled and Dilled Green Beans
HH Green Bean Pasta Salad
5ivc - Springtime stuffed sweet potato & Maxx's marvelous greens
Vegan field trip with Mia
5ivc - BBQ tempeh wraps with Polenta wedges
TSV citrus marinade tofu & soba noodles
I was too ambitious last week, and didn't even dent what I wanted to complete. I've been having headaches, and finally went to the doctor, who laughed at me and said "I know you're hurting, because you NEVER come in." That's true. The last time I went to the doctor was 2+ years ago, when I had pink eye.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to doctors. I go to my lady doctor regularly for check ups. I get my teeth cleaned every 6 months. I'm just mostly healthy, and of the opinion that my body can heal itself.
Anyway, I ended up having to go to the hospital to get some tests done and a CAT scan. Luckily, it isn't a tumor, but something called cluster headaches. They could be caused by seasonal allergies. I've been doing some research, and another trigger for cluster headaches could be hypothalmia, which can cause the brain to swell due to low sodium. My sodium blood count was quite low yesterday, and apparently people who participate in endurance sports (ie. distance running) without replacing sodium are prone to this. The hypothalmia could also explain why I cramped up during my race last week, and also why I've been sleeping so much. I'll be drinking Gatorade this week! In the meantime, though, my doctor told me no running for the next two weeks. :( All of my exercise has to be indoors and easy on the brain (no bouncing or jostling my brain), so I'll be embracing my inner yogi this next two weeks.