Tuesday, March 2, 2010

48- my week begins now

That is seriously how I feel about tonite- my week really starts now.  I work alllll day tomorrow (12 hours, both jobs) plus swim class at night, plus trying to squeeze a run in.  Thursday is another triple workout day + long day of teaching, and Friday is jobs x 2, plus running and driving to my parents' house to cat sit.  And Saturday is the normal 6am-2pm bakery shift + 1 hour commute each way from my parents'.  Yikes!

Today was good, despite this lingering intense fatigue I am having.  It feels like I am sooo tired and ready for bed by the time I get home from work at 6pm.  This morning is was totally tough to get up, despite 10 hours of sleep.  I'm still thinking it may be nutrition related/not eating enough carbs.  It sounds weird a runner not eating enough carbs, but honestly, since I'm gluten free, I rarely eat bread/pasta/oatmeal/etc because the GF types are so $$pricey.  So although I don't eat 'low carb' by any means, the majority of my diet is fruits, veggies, dairy, and meat.  Perhaps the increase in training in the last 3 weeks + the fact that both of my jobs (especially the bakery) are physical in nature is catching up to me.  Because I just want to sleeeeeeep.

Ok, that was depressing.  Onto better things!  Despite feeling like I got run over by a truck, I set out on my normal Tuesday 10 miler, putting no pressure on myself about pace.  It was tough at first, but I ended feeling really strong and my pace was a full 40sec/mile faster than last week!!!!  The conditions were better, but not perfect so I am pleased.  The weirdest thing was how cold my hands were!  I was wearing gloves, my normal jacket, and shorts (which were alittle cold in 23 degree weather), but by the end my hands were HURTING they were so cold.  I literally collapsed inside my apartment and just laid on them for a full 5 minutes until they stopped throbbing enough for me to drive to the Y.  Weerirrd.  I had a good strength session too.  Glad I was able to fit it all in before work today.

Well, I gotta run.  I'm off to this 'young adults' church group thingy.  Just another thing to add to my week, but I'm hoping it is fun!



  1. nice run but you need to eat more carbs. i get a lot of mine through fruits. don't know if that'll work for you but carbs = muscle energy

    good luck tmrw: sounds like you have a packed day. note to self: do not complain about busy wednesday haha :)

  2. Hey, I feel like I should know this, but were you formally diagnosed with a gluten intolerance? I have been living with gastric nightmares for too long -- finally going to the doc, but I'm not eliminating anything until a test confirms. Just curious.

  3. ee: I had several years of really bad GI stuff. After LOTS of tests, it was found that a part of my pancreas is damaged. Because of the effects on it, it was suggested that I try eating GF. It has helped IMMENSELY. It is seriously not worth it to me; in the time I have been GF (8 months or so) I have 'slipped up' maybe two or three times and regretted it. My GI stuff has improved, and also other seemingly unrelated problems have gotten better as well (ie headaches, etc). I agree though about getting tested before anything. Keep working to find an answer. It was literally a year before my problems were figured out (via an endoscopic ultrasound). Keep pressing! Good luck! :)