I’ve felt sick for nearly 2 weeks. Fatigue, nausea, headaches, dizziness, strange gastrointestinal symptoms ( I’ll spare you the details) and a few other minor discomforts, like tingling pins and needles in my hands and feet. All of these symptoms have been negatively impacting my running, cross training and even rest days.
As a side note I have consulted with medical professionals who were not overly concerned and believed that this ‘sickness’ could be something as simple as pms,allergies, a vitamin deficiency or a slight food allergy. I will be going to see my primary care physician next week if my symptoms are not improving & if and when you feel sick I advise you to stay away from WebMD/Mayo Clinic it will have you convinced you have a horrible incurable illness.
All I want to do is run. I want to go for an easy 5 miles without feeling like I’m going to collapse or vomit, is that so much to ask? I just want to sick to my training program for my upcoming half , it is a conservative program with 2 rest days and 1 XT day and I still cannot keep up. Granted I haven’t been that far off for the past 2 weeks, a few miles total. My scheduled 4/5 mile runs ended up being 2.5-3.5 and I didn’t get my ‘long’ (6-7 mile) run in last weekend. I still have 8 weeks until race day and my base really hasn’t been compromised so I should be ok, pending I actually stop feeling sick and can start running as much as I want.
It is frustrating because I have the motivation, I have the desire, I have the time, I have the gear, at the moment I just don’t have the physical capacity. How do you deal when your mind says GO but your body says NO?