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11 Days Until The Disney World Half Marathon...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I have been training on my treadmill the last two weeks. It has been too cold outside (in the low 30's). I cannot stand the cold! A couple of days ago I ran 10 miles while watching a movie. There were so many commercials I walked two more miles when I was done running - just to see the end of it!

Today I worked really late, so I just walked 2 fast miles while watching tv.

Tomorrow I am going to do some quad work at the gym and run 5 miles on the treadmill.

The past couple weeks I have lost a lot of energy and am quite fatigued. My knuckles are swelling up and numb. Even my upper eyelids are swollen! It occurred to me last Saturday that I have symptoms of Lyme Disease so I went to an Express Clinic. I usually have low blood pressure and it was quite high when the nurse checked it. The doctor did a blood test and I am still waiting for the results to get back. If it comes back negative, I am going to go to my regular physician and get more blood work done. It may be high cholesterol or a thyroid problem or it may just be my allergies. I am highly allergic to mold and it is running rampid here. We have had a lot of rain and there is still a lot of fallen leaves in the area. I am running anyway even though I am exhausted. The only motivation I have to run at the moment is this HM next week. I am a pretty hyper person and I do not like feeling run down.

So, I am trying to get excited for the run. Escaping to a nice, sunny area with my hubby should do me some good! And, hanging with other runners is just what I need!

I did splurge quite a bit during the holidays, but hopped back on the wagon without a problem. I am tired of junk food and eating in general. I am happy the new year is here.

I hope you are having a great week!!

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    Rest when you can -- you are rockin' it (I love the extra miles to watch a movie's ending, lol!), but keep it fun! There's no cryin' in Disney! :)

    Kidding... you won't be cryin'... you'll be having a ball! So proud of you!

    I have a page on my wall, torn from a magazine -- it's a full page ad for the Disney marathon, with a picture of a woman running by the castle, and Maleficient (as dragon) looming behind. It says, "Mile 11: Slay Dragon." Love it! And it reminds me of you all the time! Go get her, girl!
    1845 days ago
    Good luck with the HM. Just being somewhere warm should help! It's been so cold and windy here the past few days. I'm really grateful that we didn't have snow! Enjoy the time away with your hubby too. emoticon emoticon
    1846 days ago
  • CHERRY666
    Good luck at your half! I hope you get your energy back soon, too. It's hard to feel run down.
    1846 days ago
  • MAGGIE805
    Best of luck on your Disney half and I hope all goes well with your tests.
    1846 days ago
    Good luck on the run and with figuring out what is going on! If it is Lyme or something else serious, it will be good to catch it early and deal with it.

    Best wishes!
    1846 days ago
    I'm sure everything is well--and your tests will be fine. It's good you got them done.

    Good wishes for the run :)

    I agree how we can feel 'tired' of junk food. (cant believe I'm saying that)

    Much love to you girl

    1846 days ago
    It is good you had the tests done.
    I hope it is nothing serious and you'll get better soon!

    I'm happy it's time to get back to "normal".
    Today I got up in time after a good night sleep and I feel more energetic than any time during the holidays...
    1846 days ago
    here's hoping it's not Lyme and that it's something that will disappear in Florida, so that you enjoy your half!
    and me too (glad the new year is here)
    1846 days ago
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