Fitness Friday: Listen to Your Body Edition

Workout Wrap Up

March 7Well, apparently marathon training, doing a juice cleanse, and fighting off a cold isn't a winning combination.

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Midway through the day Monday I suddenly felt very, very ill. My entire body ached and I was extremely nauseous. I had zero appetite and that never happens to me. I almost had to cancel my night class but I pushed through it and went home and straight to bed. I woke up Tuesday not feeling any better so I went in to the ProClinic. I lucked out and ended up getting the nurse who's been treating me for my Hashimotos so even though I hated having to be there it was nice to touch in with her about my symptoms. 2014-03-04 14.40.31She has an intern with her who actually conducted the exam. The girl was so cute, she couldn't have been more than 25 or 26. She had no idea what she was in for when I sat down on the exam table! I'm one of those patients that spends at least 5 hours online looking at potential diagnoses before they go in, and ask at least a dozen questions before agreeing to take any prescribed medications.

The gist of the exam:

"What are your symptoms?" "I hurt everywhere. I'm extremely fatigued, I have zero appetite, and the thought of food makes me want to vomit."

"Do you normally get nauseous?" "Last time I felt like throwing up without alcohol being involved was in elementary school."

"Well, your temperature and blood pressure is normal. Has anything been going on lately?" "I'm training for a marathon. Oh, and I did a juice cleanse for 3 days last week. Then ran 16 miles the day after. I've also been fighting off a cold for a few weeks. I also think my Hashimotos is flaring up."

"...:::blank stares:::..." "I'm dumb."

So, I basically just wore myself out. They said they've been seeing a decent amount of healthy young adults coming in with flu-like symptoms but not the full blown flu. They told me to just go take it easy for a few days. I headed to Target to get some nourishment before going back to bed the rest of the day.

2014-03-04 15.55.08I ended up putting the popchips back and grabbed a box of gluten free crackers. Not having a desire to eat most foods has been so weird. I think I was eating almost nothing but veggies & healthy fats Sun/Mon, then after getting sick I ate nothing but carbs Tues/Wed. I think my body was telling me to carb the eff up after the juice cleanse and all the running I've been doing. Oats for breakfast, popcorn for lunch, crackers for dinner, was glorious.

Now, I'm craving nothing but protein! I've gone through almost a full thing of cottage cheese today. I'm feeling better and after yesterdays 8 mile run feel confident I may still be able to tackle this weekends scheduled 18 miles.

Random gym teacher selfie.

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I don't know why my camera keeps doing this but I kind like the white out look2014-03-05 15.41.13The weather the last few days has been crummy, but the start of the week was gorgeous! 2014-03-02 15.54.29

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I'm pretty stoked about this weekend because I'm on spring break! One whole full week off. It shall be glorious. Although, 80% of my work is blog/writing related so I'll still be busy. I've actually been spending a lot of time thinking about opening up my etsy shop again. I really miss creating things and I have an office now that I can use as a pretty sweet craft room. I'm torn on what I should focus on as I did jewelry before, but I've been really feeling cross stitch/embroidery. I'm thinking of making a few fitness related cross stitch pieces and see how they sell. I've been meaning to make one for myself to put on my nightstand to help get me motivated to get out of bed in the morning. Some simple motivational phrase that when I see it will help kick my butt in gear. I figure with a week off coming up now is a good time to start working on it should I decide to do so!

Finally, I shared this on instagram yesterday for #tbt. It's probably my favorite photo of me as a baby. 2014-03-06 12.27.56Have you ever bought, or sold, on etsy?

What is your favorite motivational phrase?