Ultimate Coffee Date – March 2018

The Girl's Got Sole - Ultimate Coffee Date

It’s time for another Ultimate Coffee Date sponsored by Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Coco at Got2Run4Me. It’s a virtual coffee (or tea or whatever your favorite beverage is) date with fellow bloggers. Be sure to check out the link-up!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you… it’s been a bit rough lately. I’ve had far more days where I’ve felt exhausted, achy and just not myself. I already deal with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, but this has felt like something else. I don’t recall the last night I felt as though I had a good night’s sleep. On Wednesday, I went to my family doctor, who after an exam, believes I have Fibromyalgia in addition to the Hashimoto’s. I am being referred to a Rheumatologist for an official diagnosis. At this point, I just want to figure out how to get some sort of balance and deal with things.

The Girl's Got Sole - Body experiencing technical issues

If we were having coffee, I would tell you… I made the decision to DNS my first-ever race today. I have 14 miles on the training schedule for the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon on 3/18, and having to add on 8 miles before a 10k race was feeling stressful. With everything going on, I just feel like it’s easier to not overdo things and just do a regular training run. I hate missing Best Damn Race 10k, but I need to listen to my body and do what’s best for me.

The Girl's Got Sole - Listen to your body

I we were having coffee, I would tell you… I just found out this week that my employer is giving us an awesome bonus next month! It feels good to be appreciated! That bonus is going to help me take care of some bills and a new pair of running shoes. 🙂

The Girl's Got Sole - Ultimate Coffee Date

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?


Ultimate Coffee Date – March 2018 — 10 Comments

  1. Good for you for recognizing that a DNS was the best choice for your body. That’s not always an easy call to make, so kudos for being strong.

    I hope you get some answers from the doctor and start feeling better soon.

  2. I”m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I was diagnosed with RA last year, so I know a little bit about inflammation and running… you do have to listen to your body and let your symptoms calm down. I’ve been able to push through my symptoms for the most part and haven’t missed many miles but I have had to slow down. I did DNS a few races last year too. I’m hoping not to have to do that this year. Fingers crossed. Best of luck to you.

  3. Yay! for bonuses!! It is definitely nice to be appreciated! Good luck with your dr’s appt and I hope you get some answers soon! As to the race …yes, listen to your body ..they’ll be plenty of other races to run when you feel stronger!

  4. Ugh on the Fibro, but yay on the bonus! Life got beyond crazy this week and for the first time in ages exercise took a back seat. I hope to make up for it with my 10M tomorrow.

    Thanks for stopping by for coffee!

  5. How exciting to get an extra bonus at work! It’s always nice to be appreciated. 🙂 Hopefully, your body will find some balance soon. Sorry about your DNS but definitely good to listen to your body. Hope your training run was stress-free.

  6. I so feel you on the exhaustion. I swear there are days that I literally wait until I can go to sleep. And then I don’t sleep well. Ugh. I saw the First Watch Sarasota medal at the Gasparilla expo. It is SWEET!

  7. So sorry to hear about your health issues. Hopefully your symptoms will be mild and easy to control. It’s smart to listen to your body, and I’m glad you went and got checked out. That is awesome about your work bonus. We barely get raises at my job, and in fact many years we haven’t. A bonus would be out of the question!

  8. It’s always nice to feel appreciated!

    I spent most of February really tired, but more due to a virus and I finally turned the corner. I hope you get some answers because feeling tired all the time really sucks.

    I know the DNS was hard, but you’re right, you have to listen to your body.

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