Think out Loud Thursdays hosted by lovely Running with Spoons!
I’ve been a little quiet on my blog (and on Instagram) the last few days. My body unfortunately decided that I would not be able to survive a mosquito bite (once again) and my bite from Saturday swelled up to the size of my fist. My freaking fist!
My doctor put me on a round of antibiotics and it wrecked havoc on my body. Side effects of antibiotics when combined with running can include: sensitivity to heat/dehydration, slower pace, dizziness, and upset stomach. My body decided to hit the side effects like some check list it needed to finish.
I had a rough time getting through the week. When I tried running, my calves could cramp up due to the dehydration (I tried to counter it by spending the day drinking 2L of water…didn’t work), I was running between 7:00-8:00 per km, and I just felt horrible overall. A few days after the start of the cycle, I got a fever too. I was so frustrated as I was finally getting back into my groove only to hit a speed bump.
I’m currently on my last day of antibiotics and I’ve been told that the effects from the pills can linger for weeks afterwards. This little set back is definitely testing my patience as I just want to go go go when my body just wants to sleep sleep sleep.
So there you have it. I’m tired and honestly, I feel a little defeated as everyone is starting their training cycle strong while I’m struggling to bring myself back to my “easy” pace.