Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Mantra: Is that Rob Thomas?

Thanks to a certain other blogger, this video has completely invaded my life.

It kept playing through my head on my run this morning. I'm pretty sure the people driving past me thought I was crazy. Laughing out loud when you're running by yourself tends to do that. 

Still no news on the mysterious ailment front. In the meantime, I'll just watch this video...again.

Friday, June 24, 2011


So I went into the doctor's office again today (this time with my Mom) and we came up with some answers (not that I'm being generous with the term answers).

The Doc still doesn't know exactly what's wrong with me, but he and my mom both agreed that I should get on some pill to knock my hormones into some sort of order. Any men-folk reading this post might not want to read from here down. You've been warned. The next 'safe read' zone will start in bold. 

They put me on birth control pills. Which is weird to me because I'm 17 and nowhere near sexually active. But I've always had an irregular period, and since I started running, I haven't had one at all. While the doc claims that this isn't unheard of, he feels that it might be a good idea to force my cycle into action (through the pills).

I could care less whether or not I get my period as long as my energy picks back up and my insane mood swings settle down to normal PMS mood swings.

Men-folk can pick back up here. The aforementioned problem, however, doesn't seem to explain my weight gain. The doc, my mom, and the nurses swear up and down that the weight gain isn't a problem and that it's probably just muscle. I'm not fully buying that. The doc said it couldn't hurt to watch my carb intake (since I'm vegetarian, he thinks I might be replacing protein with too many carbs) so I'm going to try that for a little while and see if it doesn't get me anywhere.

Until then, I'll just hope that this new 'solution' will pick my energy back up.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Results are in...not.

So I called the doc today to check in on my test results.
And apparently, everything is normal. Now, I would usually be delighted to hear this.
But I was frustrated.
Because things aren't normal.

I'm glad they didn't find anything serious, but I'm ready to feel better. I want to figure out what's wrong and fix it.
These past couple of weeks have been hard and I'm sick of not having any energy.
Back to the drawing board I guess.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Energy Crashes

So I still haven't heard back from my doctor. They vampired me two days ago, and sent the blood off to get tested for...I'm not really sure. Stuff?

I reeeeaally hope they call me soon! I'm trying to stay positive, but this week has been hard. It seems like my symptoms are just getting worse. My hunger no longer compares in intensity to the headaches and energy crashes I've been experiencing. Yesterday I took TWO naps (taking one is usually unheard of for me) and I still woke up exhausted.

Needless to say my runs have been...lackluster to say the least.

I'm sorry to prattle on about all of this. I promise I'll stop complaining about it. Next time I give an update, it should be on the doctor's results. I hope everyone else is having a great week?

Any cool this planned for the upcoming weekend?

Monday, June 20, 2011


So, I might have mentioned this before, but I've been vegetarian for 4 years. (Technically I'm pescetarian, but details details). I started in Junior High for animal rights and what not and the habit stuck.

Which was fine when I wasn't running 30 miles a week with cross training mixed in. And I dropped the animal rights thing a while ago (not saying I don't care about animals, but my VIEWS on animal rights have shifted a bit).

But this past year, when I started running and dropped around 20 pounds, things got tricky. My hunger skyrocketed. And I don't mean "I'm a little hungry". I mean "I'm starving" pretty much ALL THE TIME.

Now, we're not ENTIRELY sure as to why that is. It could be too little protein, but there are other symptoms that point to a possible thyroid problem. But the issue has been getting progressively worse and my energy levels are also beginning to suffer.

I tend to stick to my habits (God forbid I ever get into any drugs, because I tend to have an addictive personality). And with these problems starting to spiral out of control, I might have to make a tough call: putting (lean) meats back into my diet.

At this point, it has nothing to do with moral values, but I've been meatless so long that it's become part of who I am. But with this "ferocious" appetite (my hunger has been called this a lot lately), something has to change.

So I had bloodwork done today, and I hope to hear back on that soon. I'll just have to wait and see.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Biking Fail

So today was a rest day from running. I decided to be proactive and jump on my bike (a great way to get in some exercise on a 'rest day'). But I got 7 minutes into my route when my back tire essentially gave up on life.

I mean, this sucker was flat out depressed. So I walked my sad bike home and tried to pump some air into it.

No dice. I didn't take the time to examine it because a swarm of mosquitoes were feasting on me, but it must have a hole in it. The tire wasn't taking ANY air.

So until I get that fixed, my rest days will truly be filled with resting, or trips to the pool for laps. Yipee.

I hope everyone else had a lovely Father's Day!