I'm still here and I'm still running! The only thing is, I'm not running as much as I should be. What gives? I'll tell you what gives- I have been TIRED. So tired that I want to go to bed at 7:00 PM and, even if I sleep ten hours, I'm still tired. So tired that my body wants NOTHING to do with running, or walking, or moving. Hmmm- this is no good.
I'm tired. And I'm worried about it. So, what does any intelligent person do? Google my symptoms, that's what! So, let's see, not only am I tired, but I'm perpetually cold and frequently dizzy. Boom- WebMd tells me I might be anemic and I should add iron to my diet. Sounds like a plan to me!
I got some iron supplements and took started taking them yesterday. Certainly, it's got to be too early to make any difference but, I swear, today has been one of my best days. I woke up and got out of bed with no problem and I was alert at work. I finished up my work day and was actually EXCITED to get a run in today. And, what do you know, my run was great! Again, it's probably just a placebo effect but I hope I keep feeling this energized. I can't slump again like I have if i want to complete my 1000 miles this year.
Speaking of running 1000 miles, I took my lunch hour to create a very detailed plan for the rest of the year that has me running my last miles on December 31, 2011. It's very realistic and I'm excited that I added some structure to this enormous goal.
So, I'm crossing my fingers and my toes that I can keep my energy up and am able to reach my goal. I'm also reminding myself to stay flexible because, you know what they say about the best laid plans.