runner bees: help!

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hot, dehydrated, overly exerted, etc. I wouldn’t worry too much unless it starts happening a lot. Maybe slow your run down a bit until you work up your fitness.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ahhhh, phosphenes! I have low blood pressure and get those on standing too quickly quite often, but they are also known to occure from low oxygenation and low glucose – both of which you might experience if you haven’t been running in a while and jumped right in!

I’d step up your next run a little more gradually and as you get more fit, you’ll likely stop experiencing them 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Jw1724:  Not typical. I’ve been a runner for years and never had that happen. I have, however, suffered from migraines for much of my life. What you describe sounds a big like a visual migraine – sometimes they are followed by migraine headaches, and sometimes it’s just a vision thing. Either way, I’d recommend scheduling an appointment with your doctor and running it by them. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never experienced this really, but with some of the comments regarding low blood sugar and dehydration, why not try eating a banana before you go out, and also of course the glass or more of water. You do need SOME fuel to go out and exercise and a banana is a good way to get some if it’s early morning.

Also if you haven’t run in forever and your first run is 2 miles, that’s a lot. Don’t push yourself too hard at first, ease into it, like with anything. Just because you ran XC in high school doesn’t mean you are in that shape now. I have a friend who insists she used to run a 6 minute mile and she’s a “runner”, except she’s 35 now and she doesn’t run!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Jw1724:  Lots of things can trigger a migraine…if you strained a neck muscle during running, that could do it. One time my fiance was kissing me goodbye early in the morning, and he gave me a little squeeze on the back of my neck…that was enough to trigger one for me. It’s just one thought, and I’d still highly recommend a visit to the doctor!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I get dizzy and start seeing spots if I go running without eating breakfast.  Did you skip a meal before your run?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yep exercise induced migraine. It happens to me once a year or so, but it never develops into a full-blown one. Stopping and walking for a bit, and getting some water makes it go away.

Making sure you have eaten a little and are hydrated is good advice, and always when increasing running do it slowly!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Jw1724:  Did you get a headache? It sounds like something I’ve had before. I migraines. I’ve experienced rings that were blurry?

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with everyone else about keep yourself hydrated and maybe taking it slow. Also, how hot is it where you are? I’ve noticed lately that, as the temperature has skyrocketed, even my shorter runs have become hard and I easily get dehydrated. I’d recommend buying a hydration belt from your local running store so that you can take water with you on a run (if you don’t want to spend the money, you could carry a smaller water bottle or run in a place with plenty of access to water fountains). It can take a little time to get used to, but it’s extremely helpful when training in the summer months!

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