Hello people, it’s Ellane. As I lay here thinking about training this week, a couple things come to mind. Although the training schedule wasn’t all that bad, actually completing it was a challenge in many ways. It is Week 5. Will this week ever end? Once the end was in sight, my lovely body decided I needed more to deal with [insert the obstacles of being a female still in her reproductive years]! Sometimes (okay, maybe more than sometimes) I wonder what it is like to be a male and not have these extra things to figure out. Well, that is not my life, so let’s deal with what I have to do.
Life as a female becomes, let’s say, difficult. Pain and other discomfort makes for not such a great time while training. Feeling like you may be dying at some points is a very valid feeling. Fatigue comes into play, and for me this is excessively pronounced as I am quite anemic on an average day. Not sure if many know about anemia, but there are different forms. The kind I have makes it hard for my body to keep essential vitamins, like iron, in my blood stream.
Iron helps keep your blood oxygenated. Low-oxygenated blood makes you get fatigued quicker. Anyway, I am happy to have a rest day tomorrow, and I will hopefully feel less like death here soon. Stay healthy and sorry if I overshared a bit, but such is my life!
This week is blister week! I have the right shoes but now, apparently, I should be shopping for the right socks. I’m willing to pay whatever it takes.
It’s been in the 80’s all week and my runners tan is coming along (wish I could say the same for my freezing family members). I need to find a sunscreen that doesn’t sweat into my eyes and burn, however it disguises my real tears that build around the eighth mile. I’m looking forward to building up a tolerance. I can’t wait to see what awaits me in the following weeks!
Until next time