I rarely drink. But for New Years... I partied like it was 1999. Literally. I was 21 in 1999. Beer... wine... ugh.
I actually managed to make it until midnight, and that was mostly because the New Kids on the Block was performing with Backstreet Boys in Times Square (I know, I know, I'm a dork).
When I woke up the next morning though... Blah. I felt terrible. I forgot to drink something besides alcohol before going to sleep and I woke up with a major headache and was BEYOND thirsty. I met L for a quick lunch (and a great lunch it was too... Burger King - whopper jr. with no cheese or mayo, small fries and a salad). Then I headed to the gym. Why? I'm clearly insane and a glutton for punishment.
I rarely "warm up" when I have a run planned, but I was feeling like crap, so I walked for a few minutes before starting. It was bad and never really got better. I had forgotten my water bottle, but I did have one of those huge 32 oz. of Powerade. So every 20 minutes or so, I was pausing the machine to slam something to drink. Mostly, it was actually ok. Except for breaking out in a cold sweat and feeling like I was going to faint. I probably coulda/shoulda just stopped after an hour, but this was my long run of the week, so I suffered through an hour of "easy" hills (which were NOT easy) and finished out 9.18 miles in 90 minutes.
I don't do resolutions, but this work out was a reminder of WHY I don't "party" anymore. I feel much better when I don't.
Anyway, Happy New Year!
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