Needless to say, with last week’s craziness, I am not jumping right into my next mini training plan…but I am still trying to move a little more everyday! I do have a plan to follow…but since I probably will not be following it this week, there isn’t any reason to show you 😉
Monday- While my mini training cycle has started, my running has not. I went and talked to the clinic at work, told them about what happened last week, and my suggestion of getting a little more blood work completed was a welcomed idea. I am going to stop by the local Lab Corps before work in the morning and get my blood drawn and tested for several different levels…hopefully this adds a couple more pieces to the puzzle of my changing health…
Tuesday- Morning labs, followed up with working all day – I didn’t really feel like getting out for a walk…
Wednesday- No morning run, no bags packed for a lunch run.
I did get a call back from the practitioner at the clinic with my blood results! We tested my lipid panel, my thyroid levels, and my iron levels (as well as my B12 and Ferritin levels). I have a little elevated cholesterol (elevated good, but the bad is also a little higher than it needs to be) – which I am now working on getting into check. As it turns out, my thyroid has stopped working. Not sure why…it just happens sometimes. I had the flu a month or so ago and that may have been what triggered my thyroid to stop working. In addition, my B12 level was great, but my Ferritin was quite low…so I will be taking some major doses of iron for a little while to get that level up.
Well, with all the hope I have, we may have a diagnosis! Hypothyroidism and iron-deficient anemia… One gets a pill everyday for the rest of my life, and the other is 3 iron pills a day for a little while. Any news is good news at this point – even if it is a life sentence with a pill bottle… When I talked to my parents, both of them are on hypothyroid medication – dad’s stopped working around the same age as me, and mom had part of hers removed several years ago…
And with that, I went for a short run around the block 🙂 It feels like it has been forever since I put my running shoes on…
Any news is good news – and that calls for a shake out!! • I had my blood drawn Tuesday and heard back from the doc today. My overall cholesterol is a little high, with my good cholesterol high ❤ Bad cholesterol is also a little more than they want to see…so that is one area to work on. • The bigger news is that we may have found the culprit or culprits of my previous symptoms!! Hypothyroidism and iron-deficient anemia 💥💥 • I thought that I may be showing signs of anemia but wasn't sure which one – wellp, I have the iron-deficient kind. Iron supplements 3 times a day until I get within normal levels and then a multi vitamin to maintain. • The hypothyroidism is a little more silly… I didn't completely see that one coming – but A) both my parents have thyroid issues, and B) I have a difficult time maintaining my weight. While these are just a couple of the laundry list of symptoms…I didn't think it was a big possibility – until now. • Now that my diagnosis is known (for now), I can start building my running routine back up – slowly, painfully slowly… • Thank you for all the kind thoughts and prayers, this story is far from over… 😉😉
Thursday- Now that I am less afraid of stroking out on a run, I went for an easy paced jaunt to start the day 🙂 Feels good to be running again!
Slow and steady morning run – feels so good!! While it is a bit colder than I left off, I'll take what I can get 😊😊 • While @runnersworldmag What To Wear said a light jacket in 32 degree temps, I decided to go with my new @buffusa arm sleeves ❤❤ Fun colors and functional – yes please! I also enjoy the reflective logos and decals!! #bibchat #buffusa • #halfmarathon #training #hhr2017 #hospitalhillhalf @hospitalhillrun #volunteer #bibravepro
Friday- While I am still trying to run slow, which is hard BTW, I am enjoying the time out on the streets and trails 🙂 You don’t know what you’ve got, until it’s gone! Yeah yeah yeah, it was only “gone” for a week or so…but I was getting antsy!!
A cool afternoon jaunt in the books – I need to relearn how to run slow this next week. It will help me both rebuild my miles and for pacing the @lincoln_track_club Lincoln National Guard Half Marathon next Sunday • I was almost nervous about the cooler temps with my tank top, but then I realized I also brought my @buff_usa arm sleeves! Worry no more! The sleeves kept my arms feeling great! #buffusa #bibravepro • #halfmarathon #training #hhr2017 #hospitalhillhalf @hospitalhillrun #volunteer
Saturday- The weather didn’t make me WANT to get out and go for a run…but I should have. Of course, everyday life took priority and I didn’t get a run in after all. But I am perfectly fine with that. I can totally use the extra rest these days…
Sunday- No morning run due to the thunderstorm – and I didn’t want to go to the gym!!
I waited out the storms, spent some time with little man, and around nap time, little man went down and I soon left for my run. I had planned a 10 mile route, I wanted to keep my HR low, and I knew I was going to get rained on. Okay. I headed out and before too long, I started second guessing my drive… Since my episodes last week, I have been trying to keep my HR low – not sure why – but it just works for me for now. My HR was relatively low, but I would get into a groove, then check, and my pace and HR were a little more than I liked.
I questioned heading home a few times…but something would change and I would keep moving on. Once, it started raining, so I thought about heading home…but once I got to the point where I would either turn on my route or turn towards home, it stopped raining…so I carried on. This same routine happened a couple more times with the rain… By the time I was in my last couple miles the rain started really pouring and the wind was blowing it sideways!! I was chilled, so I picked up my pace and headed home! When the rain let up, I let up my pace…and I was able to keep my average HR at 140 – pretty happy about that!
Bring on the rain 💦💦 Nothing short of lightening was going to stop me today! • Don't get me wrong, I didn't run the miles I planned, I didn't run the route I planned either…but I didn't let the weather stop me from getting a decent run today 😉😉 While yes, my legs still work, my Pace and HR need some work. Taking it slow is tough! • #halfmarathon #training #hhr2017 #hospitalhillhalf @hospitalhillrun #volunteer #bibravepro
Weekly Miles : 21 miles
817 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
I am still playing my workouts by ear…next week will be about the same! I will be traveling to pace the Lincoln National Guard Half Marathon on Sunday – come run with us!!
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
As always, there is the great Weekly Wrap link-up with Holly & Tricia! Also check out the #MotivateMe Monday with Lucie & Janice, Ilka & Angela’s Sunday Fitness & Food link up, and Courtney‘s weekly Training Recaps!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, & Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!
How did your training week go? What are you training for?
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