Miles for Migraine 5k

 

  Saturday, I participated in the Miles for Migraines Boston 5k.  The event was held at the Mystic River Reservation in Medford.

All funds raised benefited the Harvard/Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital to support local migraine research.

 It so happens that I have migraines. They are a challenge. I am taking prescription medicines to help prevent the onset of bad headaches.  Medicine helps, but it is not perfect.  Sometimes, a headache will breakthrough even with medications. 

…..When I arrived, there were sponsors providing education booths about the newest drug developments, and the latest research on migraine prevention.  It was very informative.

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Race time…The race went well, even though, it was too hot for my liking.  When I needed more energy, I just slowed down and walked a bit. The event had a festive feel to it, because everyone was dressed in purple the color of migraine awareness and were shouting words of encouragement throughout the race.  It was the push I needed.  

After I finished, I picked up my shirt and shiny medal.  I love bling!  It was an excellent, organized event and I will definitely participate next year.

 This week fitness

Monday barbell Strength

Tuesday 3 miles

Wednesday Surrender Yoga

Thursday 5.5 miles

Friday Barbell Strength

Saturday 5k