Guess who just ran 3 THREEEEE!!! miles on the treadmill at 8:25 pace completely comfortably, and even threw in a 2 min at 6:20 pace at the end because it felt so good?!! So very, very grateful for this amazing run.❤️🏃🏼♀️
This was only my fifth run in four months. It doesn't make sense from a training perspective that it felt so easy, but it goes to show what can happen when you finally make your physical and mental health a priority. Working through my long standing nutritional deficiencies, working on all the dental stuff and ridding my body of bad bacteria, and using meditation, accupuncture, chiropractic and craniosacral therapy to let go of years and years of the physical and emotional baggage that's been living inside of me- that's what it takes.
Just as with training- there is no one magic key. The answers are unlocked through a whole set of keys. It is a process. One you have to be ready to endure. But it's well worth it.
P.S. My family makes fun of me for the "weird" way I show the number three. What can I say-college sign language has stuck with me🤗
One day I will be able to stop with these posts. But no such luck yet.
Bad news is the bacterial infection is back. Good news is we have a plan.
As an athlete- I need that plan, a strategy. I don't like going into things blind. That's why when the symptoms started coming back a week and a half ago I started rounding up my team again.
So the plan is to take out the tooth that has wreaked all this havoc in December. Doing it earlier would actually put me more at risk. In the meantime we will support my body with specific antibacterial supplements and immune support and antibiotics if necessary.
Part of that support plan also means getting my B vitamin and detoxifier levels up. My @spectracell micronutrient testing labs showed a clinical deficiency in glutamine, and 9 (yes 9) other borderline deficiencies (several B vitamins and detoxifiers. Thank you #mthfr). Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, but don't let that term fool you. "Non-essential" simply means your body makes it on its own. So it's actually pretty hard to find yourself with a true deficiency. But, the cocktail of endurance training, a bacterial infection, gut absorption issues and a vegetarian diet can get you there, and I check all of those boxes.
So this IV is a modified B complex (no folic acid) and then a bag of glutathione is next.
Slow yet steady progress. Today is a good day.
Want to learn more about glutamine? Here's a comprehensive article that explains it all.
After my last ER visit I intentionally left my allergy alert bracelet on as a reminder of where I've been. I knew, even then, that there would eventually be a time when I would feel better and I needed to not just jump back into my crazy life. I use it now to remind myself that not only am I "allergic" to bacteria😷... but also to stress 🙄. So this serves as a reminder to build my life (and running) foundation back stronger.
Today was step one. I ran for less than 10 seconds, which is the longest run I've done in 8 weeks... and it was glorious. From one field to the next as I coached my team. It was instinct, and I was tired even after that, but it was a start. Our managers saw me and even cheered. Love those kids.... 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏿❤️ #onedayatatime#bestjobintheworld#backtohealth#knowyourbody#hoshimotos#trust#run#runner#running#triathlete#runcoach#UARunCoach#IRunTons#IRunTonsUAPC