Quick Update

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!


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4 Responses to Quick Update

  1. Carina says:

    Maybe core work? That’s pretty much the only thing I’ll do when I’m sick. Sounds miserable, hope you feel better soon.

  2. PlumPetals says:

    So sorry you’re not feeling well! It definitely seems like you need to focus on recovery. I have no doubt you’ll be hitting your routine in full swing as soon as you can. Hope you get better soon!!

  3. Carina says:

    So it’s been about a month, are you still alive? Guessing you’re just busy, but hoping all is well!

    • Kris says:

      Thanks for checking up on me! Yes, super busy at work, training is eating a ton of time, and we’re leaving for a 4 day vacation tomorrow – thank goodness, we need it!

      Hope you’re well too….

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