Dental Fun and Toughing Out 6.0 Miles – RunLog 4-4-18

Today was one of those busy days, where the day starts out at the Dentist’s Office and kept going from there. I don’t know about you, but going to the dentist is not really the way that I enjoy starting my day.

Luckily, it was just a cleaning and after that replacing an old filling from the 70’s, which I should have done last time I was there, but procrastinated it as long as I could. A couple of other things happened that I will talk about in a minute.

After the appointment, I drove from Manchester to Waterville in the pouring rain — no running outside today. Mid 30’s*F and rain, just doesn’t make being outside all that much fun.

Another day on the treadmill and since my back has not had anymore episodes, I wanted to do 7 to 8 miles.

Unfortunately, for me after most dental appointments, I usually feel off and today was no exception. I wasn’t feeling great, but I wasn’t feeling bad enough to not run, so I got on, put the treadmill at 7.0 mph and ran to 3.0 miles when I had to stop for a quick B/R break.

I still wasn’t feeling great, but when I got back on, I bumped it up to 7.1 mph and just kept putting one foot in front of the other. By the time I got up to 5.0 miles, I was ready to stop, but I pushed for one more mile, but I didn’t go any faster…I just didn’t have it in me today.

It was one of those runs where you have to force yourself to just keep going.

Back to my earlier comment.

During my dentist appointment, the hygienist commented that it looked as though I have some acid reflux issues. There was wear on my teeth, but after discussing it, I don’t have any other symptoms? Not sure of what was going on, but when I finally got home and talked with Mary about it.

She did some research and it seems that my use of Kombucha may be the cause, along with when I was using Apple Cider Vinegar regularly. Gotta change things up a little on that end. Probably start drinking more coconut water and using a probiotic, but move away from the supposedly healthier drink – Kombucha.

The other part was that after the dentist I felt almost sick. He did replace an old filling from the early 1970’s, which more than likely was a mercury based one. I wonder if that and exposure to some of the other “stuff” in the dental office contributed to my feeling off.

I will never know, but hopefully tomorrow I will feel better and get back to running normally for me.