No weekly update this week…. or last week either! I was sick all last week, brought down by a nasty flu that starts as a sore throat/cough, and lasts, and lasts. 7 days later, I’m still coughing, and walking 10 minutes leaves me winded and coughing – running is out of the question! I’m hoping to get a short bike ride in tonight, and be back in the pool no later than early next week. It has definitely put a crimp in marathon training though!
I’m still struggling something awful with my weight – I saw a number over 150 pounds again yesterday. I really think I have a gluten issue though – I ate bread on Saturday, and had pancakes Sunday (and had stomach ache again after… duh… big clue!) – and woke up with a 3+ pound gain overnight? Um…. not likely. So time to trim out the carbs again, and see what happens.
As well, I saw my doctor last week as I’ve been experiencing what I can only hope are premature menopause symptoms (which considering I had a hysterectomy 2.5 years ago seems ridiculous, but…). I’ve been: gaining weight, not sleeping, totally emotional (like crying… all the time), and while I haven’t been having hot flashes, I’m also not cold – and ever since I lost all my weight, I am cold all. the. time. Like freezing. Like long underwear, pyjamas, a robe, a fleecy blanket, and a gas fireplace going to watch TV cold. Like 3 sweaters under my suit jacket plus a mini heater under my desk cold. So what may be normal for most people could be my version of hot flashes.
He put me on medication and is running some blood tests; so far the medication is definitely helping me sleep a little better, and while I’m still emotional, it seems a little easier to control (which is good, because I do not cry at work!)
But all of this has put a major kink in my training – it’s not quite back to the drawing board, but you can only do what you can do, so I’m doing the best I can with what I have to work with. I’m rebuilding my plan, trying to make sure I can reach my intended goals for my planned races – some of my goals may be scaled back, but that’s OK.
One day at a time!