Was due to do my usual 30-35 min consolidation run yesterday but the gremlins got the better of me and I ended up settling for my YWA session as my daily exercise instead. I decided that I'd go out tomorrow (today) for my run. There was more faffage this morning then a strange thing happened, I noticed it was snowing outside. Now, I've run in rain and wind and sun and pitch dark and freezing temps and combinations of all of those conditions during my short running career but not snow. For some reason, rather than deter me, it actually motivated me! I pulled on my long sleeve warmer running top and off I went. It was a challenging run initially because it was cold and I had to pull my sleeves over my hands at one point to warm them up and I had to contend with the occasional face full of snow whipped in on the odd gust of wind that was rather unpleasant. However once I got fully warmed up I was plodding away happily. I even managed a strava PB on one of the short but steep inclines near me. I was feeling pretty good that I'd beaten the gremlins so I also took the hillier option home on the return leg home. I was a bit frustrated that my Zepp/amazfit app appears to have lost GPS about half way round so I couldn't marvel at the stats of my extra effort or count the hilly bits towards my January 2000m incline challenge.
I enjoyed a nice hearty lunch of leftover Dall and even treated myself to a bit of cheesy naan bread (I've been moderately low carb for a couple of months) a few minutes after that, just as Id been bending over emptying the dishwasher, I felt very giddy. This has happened before (usually if I've been bending over) and I've put it down to blood pressure being lower after exercise and that I've been losing a bit of weight which is probably lowering my BP also. Usually the slight giddiness passes as quick as it starts, but today I had to get to the sofa and then I had to get on the floor, once I was on the floor with my legs on the air I rapidly felt better. I checked my BP soon after and it was 118/67 and my blood oxygen (according to my watch and phone) was 99/97% none of those measurements seem to be problematic in my opinion.
I guess the dizziness would be down to pushing myself a little harder but I wish there was an easy way to find out what was wrong. Does anyone else have experience of diagnosing occasional short lived light headedness?