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!