For a very long time, I knew that something was off with my health and with my training. I didn’t know what though, and I certainly didn’t know what to do about it. There were times I thought I knew, and I would work to fix it, but then I would realize that I still didn’t feel very good, and that I had no idea if I was on the right path. I would wonder if it was all in my head, if I was helping myself or maybe even making myself worse with all my efforts.
I felt sluggish. Tired. Heavy. Uninspired. BLUE.
My running, which had always been a source of light and strength in my life, was feeling subdued, flat and heavy-hearted.
At one point I finally went to see my primary care doctor about how I was feeling and she ran some blood tests. Continue reading