Sigh, Sigh, and Triple Sigh

I have a couple of 3-mile runs with no walking under my belt. On Thursday, I did the 4-mile loop at the trail with my friend; I had to ask her to walk several times.

Today I did the skimpy 3-mile loop in my ‘hood. I’d wanted to go longer and so was going to run for time; as a result, I started my watch when I set out, something I’d been strenuously avoiding. I struggled to make the skimpy three, and I struggled to do it in 34 minutes.

My legs are dead.

I can’t believe that this is still recovering from mono and the cold. I feel perfectly normal energy-wise in my day-to-day life. I am convinced that this may be tied in with changing my thyroid dosage. My entire body feels puffy and bloated, I’m having female problems, and I just feel “wrong.” Like my system is polluted.

My weight is soaring despite a very concerted effort to make healthy choices and eat less. Those of us who run and workout regularly are pretty in tune with our bodies, and I know myself;  when my body doesn’t feel right, something isn’t right. It is so very frustrating to want to be back to normal and yet to be where I haven’t been since I started running over 10 years ago.

I go back to the doc on the 22nd for full exam and blood work.


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Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

0 thoughts on “Sigh, Sigh, and Triple Sigh

  1. ((hugs))

    I have had Mono and it takes a long time to recover. Sorry to hear that you are going through all of this. Hopefully blood work will give you some answers. Keep your chin up.

  2. Time for a Change?

    Hey Lady! Maybe it is time for a change. You need to be inspired … It will come, but think on it for a while … maybe there is something new waiting there for you – a new sport (you have done a lot of them so coming up with somthing new might be a challenge), a new gym (Pure Austin is totally awesome and changed my life) – just until you get that zip back in your step.

    Here is to new things and happier tomorrows!

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