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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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2/21/13 8:40 A

What's your sleep pattern like at night, and what is your average daily intake? When I'm tired, it's because I'm not getting either enough sleep, or enough food to fuel my workout.

Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.

I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog.
UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/21/13 1:47 A

When my husband was training for a significant race, he started coming home from every training very tired, and napping on the couch. He struggled to stay awake. He upped his total calorie intake, and the problem went away entirely.

Are you sure you're eating enough to support your level of activity?

Deb, in New Zealand
SUSANBEAMON Posts: 5,404
2/21/13 1:39 A

how long have you been exercising at this level? if you haven't worked up to it, you will be tired until your body gets used to your effort. give it time.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,754
2/20/13 4:01 P

Do you track your iron intake? Do you get enough sleep at night? Exercise always makes me tired, but if you feel excessively sleepy afterward, you might want to get your iron levels checked.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
EBSGIRL SparkPoints: (1,509)
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2/20/13 3:02 P

Anyone else have this issue? I eat about 30-45 minutes before, try to get in protein, but it never fails. I am always so sleepy about an hour after I'm done. I also eat a healthy snack after I'm done. Today I went on a 2 mile walk. 1 mile to the store, then walked back with about 15 pounds of groceries. And all I want right now is a nap. Is this normal?

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