Week 34- Kind Of

Upcoming Races-

  • SLO Ultra 5 Mile
  • Rock n Roll San Jose 13.1???
  • Rock N Roll Las Vegas 5K
  • Rock N Roll Las Vegas 13.1!!!!!

With less than 80 days to go to Vegas, I figured it was about time to add it up top.  😛

While this week was better than last week, it was still very lazy, a little too Slacker like even for me.  I was still taking it easy after last week’s UTI and antibiotic fiasco.    Truthfully, I have no idea how long I am supposed to take it easy.    ” A while” is very unspecific.

Then, I’ve been blaming all my tiredness on either the conversion or the fact that my bed is crap and I’ve only been averaging 5ish hours of sleep a night.   Found out last week there’s another possibility.  Thanks to some blood work ordered by my neurologist, we now know my thyroid is in the crapper.  Which is not cool as I am already on a high dose thyroid medication.  The call your primary now call is not a lot of fun.  The blood work trip was interesting- the tech couldn’t find a vein and the man in the room next to me almost passed out.   I hate needles.

So what did I actually do?

Monday- 2.3 miles I headed for the lake path after work thinking that it was nice and flat and would be a good place to try and run.  My body was not on board.     I struggled for 2 laps of the lake before deciding that I was dong more harm than good and called it.

Tuesday/ Wednesday – Nothing– Called it rest.  My bed is starting to make my body hurt in the oddest damn ways though.   Blood work on Wednesday.

Thursday- 3 miles  Headed for the river path and planned to go soooo easy.  Walked the first 14 minutes and then ran 1 minute, walked 1 minute, repeat.  Even on the downhills.  It felt so much better than Monday.   Even though my legs were very confused on the downhill walking portions.  😛

Friday- Rest I had a little dizzy spell- 1 of 3 this week actually- yay hormones.  So I treated myself to a very large burger at lunch.  Didn’t feel guilty at all.

Saturday- Rest  Tried to catch up on my sleep.   Dinner the night before hadn’t agreed with me so I decided to just run errands and avoid the heat.  I could do a longer run on Sunday.  I went bed shopping.  So many options!  I have no idea what to choose and man are they expensive.

Sunday- 3.3 miles   Except I hit snooze a few too many times.  Then it was 103.  Then 105.  I was losing all motivation to run.  I was tweeting about.  I knew that if I waited until it cooled off I would not run.  But it was too hot to run.  Oh wait, I have a gym membership I never use.  Seriously.  Haven’t been since last November.  I Hate the treadmill.  But I changed and drove myself across town.  I walked the entire first mile just to be sure I was going to be in massive pain like my last treadmill run.  No pain, so I started running.  It wasn’t horrible!   Only had time to squeeze in a few miles before Sunday dinner since I procrastinated so long but it’s better than nothing!

8.6 miles for the week.  Twice last week so at least they are going up.  Which is good because there is a list of races up there!  Here’s hoping I can get an actual long run in this week.

How was your week?

Any bed buying tips?  Anyone have a memory foam bed?







  1. Oh my. 😦 Give me some good news Fallon! I hope your health improves soon dear. Also, run Rock n’ Roll San Jose and LA to get that Cali combo medal. 😛 haha


    1. I didn’t mean for it to be all bad news! But yeah, I feel like I’ve been sick for 2 years now. Boo. I’m still thinking about San Jose, gonna talk to the Doc first tehn go from there.

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      1. Sending you good vibes!


  2. Last week, I only got 11 miles in – which is 3 miles short of my minimum goal. But was 7 miles short of my training plan. 4 of my last 5 weeks have been lower-than-I-want/need-mileage. I’ve been trying to take it in stride! Honestly, I think my 10 mile run took more out of my body than I anticipated – and then the allergies that turned into infection – I’m feeling much more on track!


    1. 11 is great! I am pretty sure you are a few hundred ahead of me for the year. I hate allergies- they have been so bad this year!! Take care of yourself then the miles. Your miles have been freakin’ awesome!!

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  3. traveldoc726 says:

    I usually get whatever queen mattress I can find and splurge on a memory foam mattress topper. Then I put a mattress cover over the whole thing to keep it from sliding.
    Overstock usually has good prices for both.


    1. Oh, that’s not a bad idea. I need to look into that, thank you!


  4. dgobs says:

    Boo thyroid and bad bed! 😦 I’m sorry. I hope things improve ASAP!! We got a new mattress and new pillows a few years ago when I was having awful shoulder/neck issues and I still love them. But I’m useless because I don’t remember the brand or type! We just went to a mattress store and laid down on a bunch in the showroom. Good luck!


    1. I always feel so awkward laying down in the showrooms. I know we are supposed to but it just feels weird. Plus, what is is 5 minutes in a show room going to tell you really? Too many choices!

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  5. Paula says:

    I’m so sorry about your thyroid! I hope the doc is able to level you out soon! 😛


    1. Fingers crossed! I have an appointment tomorrow.

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  6. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear about your thyroid and your dizzy spells. Did they check your iron when you had your recent blood work? Here’s hoping to a better week next week for you!


    1. I don’t think they checked my iron, I will have my primary check it when I see him about my thyroid. That’s a good idea. Thank you!

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      1. I was anemic at one point in my life, so I know how it feels, and many women have low iron and don’t realize it. I hope you’re feeling better soon!


  7. Girl, sleeping all the time is what lead them to test my thyroid!! I thought I was not recovering well from a marathon I had run, but after 3 months of not being able to do anything but sleep, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s with Hypothyroidism!! I have had some tough runs/days training for Chicago. I think this may actually be my last marathon!! I am soooooo drained and get nothing done after the long runs and I have a tough time holding my eyes open at work after my mid-week longish runs.

    I have a cooling top iComfort mattress. I like the mattress, but at this season in life there is no cooling things down/off. I am constantly a sweaty mess!!

    I hope you have a great week!!


    1. I’ve been previously diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been taking a high dose thyroid pill but apparently it’s not working. Guess that’s why I nap at lunch. Any why my pace had dropped 2 min a mile? Here I just thought I was lazy.

      I don’t think I’ve looked at iComfort’s yet, that’s this weekend. I’m trying to hit all the Labor Day sales. 🙂

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      1. I apologize for the late response, I thought I had replied to all my comments, but I must have been dreaming!!

        I hope they figure out your dosing for you. I hate always feeling like I need a nap!!

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  8. 50in50marathonquest says:

    Sorry to hear about the ongoing medication and fatigue issues…I hope they can get everything figured out for you. Best of luck with the recuperation and bed shopping and have a good week!


    1. Fingers crossed but they never seem to get everything figured out. It’s always ummm, let’s try this. Thanks! Hope you’re having a good week!


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