Today I’m joining the lovely ladies for Tuesdays On The Run. Where we talk about a different topic each week that is running related.
Today’s topic is “The Most Challenging Aspect of Running Right Now Is…”
Don’t get me wrong… I love running. However, there are times that make it more of a challenge. Right now I’ve got 2 things that are proving a challenge to get me out the door.
I’ve been fighting fatigue for a while. I am feeling incredibly tired and my legs just feel like they are filled with lead. I had started taking cat naps right before my evening runs (before it started getting dark so early), and even last week I had to take a nap on my lunch hour!
Late last year I consulted “Dr. Google” after feeling fatigued and sluggish and self-diagnosed myself with having low iron levels. I started supplementing and the fatigued feeling went away. Then… almost 2 months ago, I read a couple articles that stated you shouldn’t supplement with iron without being under a doctor’s care, so I stopped. Shortly after, the fatigue reared its ugly head. Recently, I had a pow-wow with my doctor and got lots of blood drawn for all sorts of tests to help narrow it down. I’m anxiously awaiting for those results to come in.
While I am a big fan of summer, once it starts getting dark early I am ready for it to start cooling off a bit! It is a challenge getting out there when the real feel is 100 at 7:00 pm. Plus I’ve got all sorts of cute capris that I am just DYING to wear!
What are your running challenges? Have you dealt with severe fatigue?