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Tired, but I am pressing on...


Friday, August 31, 2012




I have long blogged in some time. I have been more active on FB than here and it is my goal to get back to posting more. I need it. I need increased accountability and motivation about now. Things have been hard as of late with my training and overall program. As far as my home life, I could not be more blessed. My little girl is doing very well and meeting new friends, my husband is rocking his P90X workouts and doing very well with his cycling. Then there is my own journey....it is STUCK.

After coming back from the cruise, we started another challenge and I was doing well until my shoulder injury. I was unable to lift for a few weeks and it started to drive me crazy! I realized just how much I loved lifting and my circuit routines. A couple of weeks ago I started to notice I felt tired, weak and I did not have the spark that I used to. As the days progressed so did the overall feeling of fatigue. To make a long story short, we are looking into why I am feeling this way. We think it is my Thyroid, Adrenals or something along those lines. I feel confident that all will workout....

Moving on to my marathon training. I have my first 16 miler tomorrow!! I am excited about the challenge and I am hoping that I will be able to finish strong and my knee will do well. It is my goal to keep my pace steady and slow finishing around 3 hours....which would be just shy of an 11 mm. IF I can do this and STILL have my knee feeling good, I will be over the moon!!!!

Wish me luck....
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BARCLE 9/3/2012 3:52PM

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MYRTROSE 9/2/2012 7:58PM

    Hope the race went well!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 9/1/2012 5:04PM

    Hang in there! Hope your knee holds up!
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MELISSAD71 9/1/2012 1:00PM

    Hope they find out what is making you so tired. I have hypothyroidism and when my thyroid level is low I am very tired. I am also anemic so when my hemoglobin level is low I am also very lethargic. Both of these things have really impacted my workouts in the past. I admire your positive attitude and have no doubt you will meet the goals you set for yourself!!

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HEALTHYARTIST1 9/1/2012 12:57AM

    Read Bob Harper's new book, "Skinny Rules" he also felt tired and weak and had lost his motivation than his nutritionalist changed his diet and he was back on track! emoticon

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ANDASI 8/31/2012 7:45PM

    I hope things will be better for you soon

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ALISHAB3 8/31/2012 5:28PM

    If it turns out to be your thyroid, don't worry, coconut oil works really well on boosting your thyroid. Just be sure to have it in the morning, it will make you warm.

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DVASQUEZ 8/31/2012 5:06PM

    emoticon emoticon GOOD LUCK!!!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 8/31/2012 3:27PM

    Wishing you luck....

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KATRINAKAT23 8/31/2012 2:37PM

  Good Luck Jen!! You will rock it.

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LISA1101 8/31/2012 12:28PM

    LUCK!! You rock that marathon Jen!!

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BESTMEICANB80 8/31/2012 11:15AM

    I hope yo find out what is going on and it gets remedied soon!!! Patience is key, I've had a strain to my achellies for about 5 months now, and it's just barely starting to feel better and i'm able to jog again.

You have accomplished so much!!! No doubt you will continue to do so!! emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 8/31/2012 10:56AM

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 8/31/2012 10:47AM

   

I wish you all kinds of LUCK !! sorry about your shoulder and your fatigue. I hope you find the solution !!

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LZY0108 8/31/2012 10:45AM

    Good Luck!! emoticon

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SARASMILINGINKC 8/31/2012 10:33AM

  I injured my shoulder back in the spring and took the summer off from ST. I am finally getting to where I can do pushups again and I am hopeful for a full recovery by winter. I have taken it slow since I can't afford to lose my arm's mobility, but it's certainly been frustrating and disappointing. But you, Jen, your running and clean eating will keep you fit while you rest that shoulder.

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LAURIE5658 8/31/2012 10:23AM

    Jen, take it nice and S L O W and your knee will be happy *fingers crossed*.
Best wishes!

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JENNIK2 8/31/2012 10:08AM

    emoticon good luck!

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IMARUNR 8/31/2012 9:57AM

    Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I injured mine on Easter and it is finally better this month. I did no ST for 4 months and now it's better and ready to go.
I hope you get some results soon and your energy returns!

Enjoy your run!

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RUNTRILAUGH 8/31/2012 9:40AM

    awesome! i feel the same way after breaking my toes a few weeks ago and not doing much exercise.... hoping i will stop being so tired once i start back...

hope yours is the same, or something easy to fix!

congrats on the running! sounds like that is going well!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 8/31/2012 9:39AM

    emoticon I think your mojo and mine left on a long extended cruise somewhere. I too have lost my desire. I am sure you will find yours. Hang in there and you will overcome it I am sure, but do go get your thyroid checked out.

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SEEHOLZ 8/31/2012 9:30AM

    I remember my first 16 miler and how both tired and excited I felt---- I will never forget that moment!

Good luck honey!

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/31/2012 9:19AM

    HUGE good luck! You can do it : ) I hope they figure out what's making you feel bad so you can sort it out.

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MRS.NG.06 8/31/2012 9:14AM

    You can do it!!!! Dont let the fatigue get ya down! : ) xoxoox

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FIERCE_FABULOUS 8/31/2012 9:12AM

    You are an awesome wife, mother, and spark friend! You can do this! I hope that everything with your health gets better, and that all the tests come back with good results. Good luck to you. =)

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CHANGINGSAM 8/31/2012 9:06AM

    I have faith that you will do well with the 16-miler. Missed you!

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MBSHAZZER 8/31/2012 9:00AM

    Jen, sorry to hear about the shoulder injury.... I hope you are back 100% soon!

Enjoy your first 16 miler! There is no feeling in the world like tackling a new distance!

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/31/2012 8:50AM

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NUTRON3 8/31/2012 8:47AM

    You can and will succeed!

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