Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hats off to you Garmin

As you might recall, I sent my beloved Helga to the Garmin Hospital Friday.  As in 5 days ago--with one of those being a no mail day.


So, imagine my surprise when I came home and found this in a package on my doorstep.



Sadly, it does not appear that Helga survived *tear* as this beauty has a new serial number.  This unnamed Garmin has come in the nick of time.  This weekend, the husband and I are going out of town to celebrate our 5th (I KNOW!!) anniversary (which is next Friday but we needed to make sure he was around for a golf tournament) and I will be running in unfamiliar territory where she he it will really come in handy.  So, Bravo, Garmin.  Bravo, indeed!

Speaking of this weekend--I am super excited to tackle some mountains (ok, yeah, they are really just BIG hills, but still--they are bigger than the hills around me) and get some work on elevations.  I AM SUPER PUMPED and sane, I swear.

Also, just curious as to my lovely readers thoughts on this. Lately, after a really intense workout, I get really nauseous.  After my sprint (or fast shuffle--whatevs) up the big hill on the Run to Remember, I wanted to yak as soon as I stopped moving.  After my spin class this evening, same thing.  Its a recently new development, so I was curious if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions?

Well, that's all for tonight!  Happy (and safe) running everyone!!!





10 comments:

the dawn said...

good work garmin! now its new name time... maybe sven...helga's male counterpart. he's rugged, but still international?

anyway...about the nausea....i experienced my first post-work out puking session a week or so ago. it was intense and not enjoyable. i think it was a combination of eating hard-to-digest food and then running faster than normal. but since then it seems to be more of an issue than before. like that's how my body reacts these days. i don't get it!

blissfulrunner said...

Dehydration possibly? I know that vomiting is a symtom of extreme dehydration so nausea may be an indicator that your well is running a little dry. Whatever it is, I hope it passes! Enjoy your vacation!

Laura said...

I get that the odd time more when we are doing a long run and we do a water stop and pause for a bit. For me it is a nutrition thing I think.
We have some seriously hard workouts where I feel like I am going to puke...but that's just from busting it up. :)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Here are my thoughts: It's either - dehydration, low blood sugar (low carbs) or poor oxygen circulation.

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

I know that EXACT feeling you are describing and I have no clue why that is? I feel like everytime I push myself, I feel like I'm on the verge of spewing. I'm interested to see what other responses you get.

runningwithababyonboard said...

I was having the same problem this summer and found it was a hydration issue and/or a sugar drop for me. I keep really well hydrated and make sure to eat some chomps every 40-50 minutes.

And I did run the Maryland Half! I bet the hills you are going to do this weekend won't be any worse than that terrible 3 mile hill we all had to climb. :)

For this half, my goal is to come in around 2 hours 45 minutes, which I know for most runners is kind of slow, but last half I just wanted to finish and this one I just want to improve my time... so if you still want to join us, let me know!

runningwithababyonboard said...

haha! I think I remember you too! Was one of you running your first half? I remember Omari and I talking, especially near the end, with who I think might be you. What a small world! Too funny!
I'll shoot you an email. :)

runningwithababyonboard said...

I think doing a run together before the half would be a great idea. What days do you run? I normally run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but I can change my schedule as necessary.

Mari said...

Helga! My massage chair (a gift from the gods of running) is named Helga.

Congratulations on the new Garmin. I can't wait to hear about your hill work. I moved from Nebraska (FLAT) to the east coast in July - we live in the Watchung Mountains so I am learning to run hills and only hills. The Mtns top elevation is 900 feet so we do not live in the Rocky's but a 500 foot climb is still a climb.

Getting sick - I have issues with stomach cramps after long runs but I do not throw up. So sorry to hear about this. It must be awful. I don't have any advise... just sorry.

runningwithababyonboard said...

How about a run either next Saturday or the Saturday after? I have 6 miles planned next weekend and 10 the weekend after. Or depending what your running schedule is, I can flip-flop and do 10 next weekend and 6 the following (giving me two weeks of tapering instead of 1). Owings Mills is a little North of B-more and to the west, but we can easily meet wherever our halfway point is or at a trail if you want. I'm up for anything. :)