Well, I figured out why I have been so crazy tired lately. I haven’t fallen asleep sitting up or anything like that, but I have just felt more fatigued this month. I thought the overall fatigue was because I was overtrained/overcooked from running.
On Sunday, Andrew saw me taking my allergy medication and asked why I was taking Zyrtec. I thought for SURE it was a non-drowsy medication, but nope, a common side effect can be fatigue. As soon as I stopped taking it daily, I felt like myself again. I’m so glad Andrew noticed and now I have switched to non-drowsy Claritin and feel like a new human. It feels great not to want to take six naps a day.
We had a ladder workout—> 2 mile, 1 mile, 800m, 400m, 3 x 200m for a total of 12 miles @ 7:34 average. Each recovery was a bit different, and these different segments are done on courses we always do. I had a pr in the 2-mile (5:46 pace wahoo) and my 2nd fastest time ever on the 1 mile (5:16), but both include downhill in them, so they are not official times but fun to compare them to every other time I have run the segments.
I did my best to focus on what Sarah Sellers said about focusing on effort. I enjoy running more if I am just present in my effort and not letting my watch dictate what I should be running. I run so much better when I rarely look at my watch.
As soon as I got home, I did a 20 minute leg workout in the garage. Once I go inside, it’s a lot harder to get it done so I just went for it.
We jumped in the car in the afternoon to head to St. George. Brooke’s family reunion on her dad’s side was down here, so we are picking her up today (I am giddy). I knew that when I moved back to Utah during my divorce, it would mean a lot of back and forth traveling around to get Brooke to her dad…. but nine years later, it is still working out well!
This Brooke pickup is extra fun because it means we get to vacation for a few days too:).
First stop = Pita Express!
Followed by a bike ride and ice cream.
Skye is ready to adventure… we went with the camelback kids pack!
Do you notice side effects from medication easily?
Going anywhere this summer?
Best Ben and Jerry’s flavor?
How do you split up your strength training days?