I feel weaker. I feel like it has been building the past few weeks and finally popped.
My body and mind couldn't find any harmony last week.
I struggled at different levels, every single sweat session. I constantly felt like I was over exerting myself, even though, I wasn't doing anything out of the norm.
Friday after my run, my body decided it was done.
|Our last 10K Friday|
I have done pretty well this summer, until the past few weeks. These episodes usually occur in heat, or when I've experienced a harsh temperature change, ex...I have exhibited similar symptoms a few times after getting caught in a downpour. I went from over-heating to drenched, and that seems to make some sense, however, Friday, was one of the coolest days we enjoyed all summer. 63 degrees and 90% humidity when we started running. 69 degrees when we finished (very sunny), this should have felt dreamy, not like death. It's hard to describe how much I struggled.
Soon after, chills, nausea, sweating, abdominal cramps, very odd stiffness all over, elevated heart rate, basically, I couldn't get out of bed from running seven miles. Ridiculous...
I felt fatigued all weekend.
I am trying to muddle through and get back to "normal", but it is hard.
I have so many questions and no answers.
Is it really the heat?
My thyroid not regulating my body temp?
Some other unknown issue?
An injury brewing?
This sure has stolen my running mojo.
I ran a whopping two miles Tuesday a.m. before work, and didn't have the stamina to make it three.
What the heck!?
Any wisdom, please share :)
Please tell me something happy to distract me!