Missed that you were being tested. Did they not saying anything about Depression?
It's probably not just in your head.. but I can imagine it being hard not to know what causes it. Hopefully they can help you in the end!
Only a 5 for work stress - I really have a lot to do, but I'm so unmotivated, and this health issue is concerning me and preoccupying my mind. Guess I really need to buckle down. I'll get it done somehow...
I'm glad you're enjoying some nicer weather, sorry it's only temporary. I bet you'll do fine on Saturday, Jeff SuperPanda! we'll all be cheering for you.
Going to cheer for you this Saturday!
Thanks, Esther! Thanks for the hugs, pandas!
I've never found a tick on me, but lyme might make sense. I just hope they can find something treatable so I can stop worrying about it and maybe even feel better...
You did right to check, Lyme disease can be very serious. I can only sympathise about the cost. American healthcare is ***ed up. A backwards system of no rights for what is essentially a human right in every other developed country.
I hope you get some answers!
Fingers crossed for you, Jeff. Lyme's sucks! But it's treatable. Still, hope it's not that.
Thank you all. Had a few gallons of blood leeched out this morning, so I guess I'll find out soon. And I totally agree, John - we need to fix this healthcare system. Especially since companies cut costs by cutting insurance offerings...
You can do it, Jeff. It's the first step to feeling better. We're here for you! 💚
Hope you were able to call, Jeff, I know it's hard. As Manda said, we're here for you xx
Sounds like it might be helpful to talk to doctor - if you do, hope it's helpful
Only 5 miles? That sounds like a good workout to me. But you are an athlete, I know. Hope you feel better soon and run a gazillion miles!
I think a doctor appointment is a good idea. Hope you receive helpful news!
This has been a hard week. Just didn't feel right all week. The whole chest achiness and head wonkiness really affected me. Really strange and a little scary. Making me feel weak and old.
And another normal, boring, lonely weekend coming up. I tend to fill these with bad food and beer, which makes me feel worse after.
I've been trying so hard to be more positive and keep the depression at bay. I hate that I have to try so hard. It's exhausting after a while. I don't need to be happy; I just want to not be so low. I want to feel good again (physically/emotionally).
Glad to hear you're feeling better - hope it lasts!
It feels like a muscle, not something else, but it's just so weird. Felt like this when I had the flu and was achy. So tough morning getting going. I just want to go back to sleep. Blah.
I don't understand - I'm eating well (most of the time), running 30-40 miles a week. I'm not sure why I feel so out of shape lately. Obviously, I indulged more this winter than I should have, but not extraordinarily. Very disheartening.
Maybe get a blood test done, could be a deficiency?
Yep! Always good to check things out with a doctor.
Agree with blood test for vitamin d, iron, b12
Otherwise, not a bad weekend. Ran Sat and Sun morning. Temps were a bit better (though still not spring-like). Didn't do much else. Felt lonely.
Woof woof woof woof woof woof woof it's ok Jeff woof woof woof woof woof
I know what you mean. Richard Grannon proposed imagining a parental figure (Gandalf was his he said) and have that person tell you 'you're OK. You're doing OK. It's OK'. I thought that was funny. I also do it sometimes.
Will do group run tonight. Wish it was warmer. I'm so ready for real spring and not this late-winter stuff. It's April already, darn it!
It feels great here but still a cold in the air. I don't want to have to put away my hoodies. Don't feel guilty for sleeping in. You can definitely afford to sleep in every now & then.
Thank you, pandafriends!
Hope your day is turning out ok, Jeff.
Hope your day has improved, Jeff.
That doesn't sound good. Hope you feel better soon and the weather improves. I remember living in Russia, those winters felt endless. I don't know exactly what your climate is like but I know the feeling one gets from snow in April. Sometimes May.
Slept very poorly last night, and dog had me up at 5am. Stomach bothered me for much of the run, and now my feet hurt. Still, gotta get back to doing these long runs!
At least you ran and far! I just ate about 3000+ calories of deep fried food AND I cancelled my run this morning. Drowning my sorrows in fat.
Wow, that's a lot of miles! Well done. (John, I feel ya).
I'd count myself good for the week if I ran that much. Well done, Jeff!
I did that same thing yesterday, John. Thanks, pandas...
Didn't sleep well last night, and stomach is off from a few beers and pizza after the run last night, hence the 5. Mood isn't too bad though!
I just heard a horse.
What did it say?
I'm so far off my training for last year. But that's ok. I've been stressing too much about running this year. I just have to get back to enjoying it instead of grinding for a big goal.
If you find any ideas on how to make it exciting, let me know, I'm always on the lookout :)
Running trails in good weather in beautiful places usually does it for me, Alicia. It's just miserable in the winter!
Jeff, you're right, I remember last fall, it was magical! I guess I'll wait for the summer then.