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Feeling sorry for myself.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I thank the Lord for my good health, I know there are many others out there that have much worse problems than I do. However, this last week and a half has been draining, not only physically, but mentally.

It is driving me crazy that I have no concentration or energy. All I want to do is sleep.

Went to the doctor and the best they could determine was low iron (which I have always had). I haven't even moved into the anemic category, just low iron.

I have been focused on taking my iron supplement since Wed when I got it. I realize that isn't long and that it takes time to build up, but I have seen 0 improvement.

I am supposed to be training for the Tough Mudder in September. All I think about is how I moving backwards in fitness instead of forward. I am going to keep to the training program, just not worry about the intensity. For example, today I was scheduled to run 5.5 miles in 55 minutes. I did the 5.5, but it took more than an hour and a half. When I was done, I wasn't sure I would make it back to the house, I wanted to just stop right there in the road (and if the road hadn't been so gravelly, I probably would have). Instead, I continued on to the playground to do monkey bar work. Mistake! I thought I was going to get sick.

I came home and immediately fell asleep. I slept for 2 1/2 hours and then woke up just in time to drive to the garbage dump before it closed. I really got sick then and wasn't sure I would make it home. I did and went right back to sleep until it was time for Church.

As I got home from church, my daughter pulled up and she is making me dinner. So happy!

Any thoughts on ways I an keep my strength up when it feels I have nothing to give?
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  • LJ32920
    Anything new here? How's it going?
    1559 days ago
    I agree.. listen to your body... the mind plays tricks on us but the body needs attention...

    1562 days ago
    Are you eating enough carbs for the running and training you are doing? If you are dieting low carb this can definitely be the problem with energy and brain activity.

    hope you feel better soon.
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    1562 days ago
    Did your doctor check your B12 levels? The B vitamins effect your energy levels and if they are low you will feel run down. I do not retain B12 taken orally so I have to do and injection now and then. Hope you feel better soon. Also, I agree with the others. Let yourself have a break and rest.
    1562 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    Maybe do you run in small segments. Sounds as though you are pushing too hard. As others said, listen to your body.
    I do know DH and I both have been extra tired since it has been so very hot.

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    1563 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon. Please listen to your body! If you are exhausted, get some extra rest and give yourself a break! Make an appointment with your doctor and let them know what's going on.
    1563 days ago
    Are you in a high deer tick area? Could it possibly be Lyme disease?
    1563 days ago
  • JET150
    I was going to say the same thing as Lanahauth21. It's been crazy hot here, and I know I've been falling asleep in my chair in the afternoon the days I'm home. It really saps me, and I'm not even trying to run in it.
    Have you tried some kind of energy drink or tablets after you run, or really anytime you have to be outside?
    1563 days ago
    It's so nice to have help.


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    1563 days ago
    Are you sure it isn't a thyroid problem?
    1564 days ago
    I would give it a couple of days and if still not feeling like yourself, go back in.

    Take some rest and refuel with healthy foods and take care.
    1564 days ago
    Not sure, but bottom line is you should listen to your body saying it needs rest. Tone down the intensity, but keep moving (ie, walking).

    Get some more veg in your diet....spinach is good for iron!
    1564 days ago
    Maybe your body is telling you it needs a break! Hope you feel better soon!
    1564 days ago
    I'm sorry you're not feeling well.....I hope you start to feel like yourself again soon. Try not to over do it so you don't prolong your body healing...
    1564 days ago
    Could it be the heat?
    1564 days ago
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