Suck it up, buttercup

Asics-Gel-Kayano-19-N34136_XLI’m not a morning person. Combined with my bartending schedule, my preference for being productive starting around noon usually means I don’t go running until the hottest part of the day. During the summer, that means I’m running in high temperatures and stupidly humid conditions. If there’s a hell, I’m pretty sure mine would include daily runs at 2 PM in July in Alabama.

Since the temperatures have cooled a little, my problems have changed slightly. Now, knee pain, overwork and poor hydration have me almost constantly laid out. As an aside, the first two weeks of training with Resolute Running felt good. Each run caused soreness, but recovery was quick and relatively painless. Since I caught the superbug/evil snot monster infestation, running and working have just made me very tired.

Right now, I’m frustrated. It seems that almost everything I do is exhausting, and running just heightens it. Running has never been my favorite past time, but it’s always been bearable. For a while, it was invigorating, empowering and sometimes even refreshing. I needed it.

Now, it almost feels like a task. I’ve depleted my sleep reserve and don’t know how to get my equilibrium back. What I do know is that I’ll start by going for  a short run today and, let’s be honest, follow it with a nap. At some point, though, I’d really like to not feel quite so tired.

Title today comes from a quasi-inspirational saying. Got any tips for beating exhaustion? Leave them in the comments!

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2 responses to “Suck it up, buttercup

  1. Hi, great post, really feel for you its never nice feeling constant fatigue, especially in my knees, back and generally just feeling tired. Ive been like this for years. Anyway last week I visited a Rheumatologist who confirmed I had EDS, check it out on google, I suggest you go speak to a real specialist like a Rheumatologist, they may give you concrete answers unlike physios and GP’s. I even had keyhole surgery back in march, what stupid advice that was, It did nothing!
    Anyway, check out my blog, I can give you loads of tips, ive looked into alot of injury treatment tools, hopefully I can be of help to you. speak soon!

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