Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fatigue

Ever since the Steeplechase 8K I ran on Saturday, I've been exhausted.  Tuesday I went out to run my scheduled 4.5 miles and felt like I was trying to run through molasses.  Every muscle in my body felt heavy and tired.  Yesterday, after Body Pump, I barely made it home without falling asleep behind the wheel.  I walked in, fell over on the bed and took about a 2 hour "nap" (is it still called a "nap" if it's before noon?).  Usually I'm pretty energized after a work out, but not this week.  I woke up this morning yawning.  I think I've been eating and hydrating about the same as I always have.  I think I've been getting a decent amount of sleep (especially yesterday's nap!)...I just can't seem to get moving.

I decided the "listen to your body" advice sounded good, so I opted not to run this morning, but to come come after taking my daughter to school for another morning nap.  I'll run tonight.  I will.  I promise.

(Before anyone asks...yes, I had blood work done earlier this week-if there's a medical issue, it should turn up.  Until I get results, I'm going to assume everything's okay and keep plugging along.)

Thanks for stopping in, come again soon.
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2 comments:

  1. My goodness you're making me tired! :)

    Great post and this may just be hormonal. Give it a week and you'll probably be back to normal. :)

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  2. We must always listen to our body. I learned this lesson after many troubles.

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