Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I am feeling thankful today. Grateful for my nice, newly single neighbor who let us park one of our cars in her newly half-empty garage for the snowstorm. Thankful that today was a snow day that let us sleep in but turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon and evening. And happy that my ordeal from yesterday (thyroid biopsy) is over and I am feeling okay.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Well. It turns out that there was something else holding me back too, and I don't know why I didn't suspect: I found out I was severely anemic. Now I know why I sometimes felt too weak to finish a run, or why whenever I would crouch down and stand back up, I would almost black out. How did I ignore that for so long?

I stopped my running program before I got to the end (couldn't really ever get to the point where I could run longer than 10 minutes at a stretch), and haven't run since probably June. It's now the first of November (haha, the one day I can count on myself to try to post an entry - NaBloPoMo, you know)  and I think I would have to start all over. I think I might, though.

I have now been taking iron supplements for a few months, plus I had some uterine fibroids removed, which were causing excessive monthly bleeding (the probable cause of the anemia). I'm feeling stronger and tire less easily, so I think I'm ready to give it another try. I think this iron thing was holding me back way more than that measly "4" on the treadmill incline!