I am in my 11th week of training for the Houston Half! This week my running took a back seat to rest.
This week, I began to feel incredibly tired. My legs felt heavy, and I just felt like I couldn’t get enough sleep. Also, my anxiety and depressive issues started appearing again.
I had stopped taking iron supplements about month and a half ago, after reading that you shouldn’t supplement with iron without a doctors guidance. (I had originally consulted Dr. Google about a year ago with fatigue and “lead leg” issues, and started supplementing with iron, which helped.)
I had started feeling a little off at the end of August. Knowing that I was eating more junk food than I normally do, I cleaned up my diet in September. It hasn’t seemed to help on the energy front.
I had my doctor appointment on Wednesday, which included lots of blood work. I’m hoping that I am just low on iron, or something else that is easily remedied.
Sunday – Rest.
Monday – 9 miles easy.
Tuesday – Rest.
Wednesday – Rest.
Thursday – 3 miles easy with Sorcha & bodyweight exercises. (Had planned 6 miles, but when she was waiting for me at the front door after I laced up my running shoes… I knew my plans had to change).
Friday – Rest.
Saturday – Rest. I had planned on 6 miles easy, but after I got home from a 6-hour car trip, I took a 6 hour nap!
Total Miles = 12