First off, thank you all for the support of my first vlog on cheat days and shifting our perspectives to a healthier balance with our food and exercise. It felt great to get it off my chest and so natural too.
What isn’t natural, though? The random ailments that have decided to plague me this past week.
Ever since Saturday of last week I have battled lots and lots of itching. Like, lots of itching. In the most random of places, even.
It’s no fun. Trust me.
Besides the bottoms of my feet, I itch mainly on my neck, ears, palms, sides, where my bra hits under my chest, where my pants hit around my waist, and straight across my belly button. What drives me the most crazy? I itch like crazy but there is NO rash! It will get slightly red and inflamed looking after a shower or when scratching, with the occasional hive-like spot here or there, but it’s very sporadic and not always in the same places.
I immediately thought allergic reaction…but can’t pinpoint anything to have caused it. I haven’t been eating anything differently or using a new soap/detergent/shampoo/bodywash/lotion/etc.
Then, Lisa went and put this thought in my head.
But there isn’t any sort of bumps or rash at all. I’m seriously hoping this isn’t it because that is just gross.
After spending some time on Google, another option came up. Hypothyroidism. I haven’t mentioned it on the blog, but within minutes of discussing other symptoms and things when I visited my doctor for my armpit a month ago she asked if I’ve ever been tested for hypothyroidism. I said no because it didn’t seem like something that would affect me. She insisted I get screened and I’m apparently “thisclose” to being classified as having an underactive thyroid. My first test levels were out of the normal range, but the more detailed test was still just within the normal range. I would never think of it as a problem for me, but this isn’t the first of crazy symptoms related to it that have popped up on me.
Guess I should take a trip to the doctor to let her know about my itching drama, regardless of the cause. It keeps getting worse…and I’m due to get another blood screen I was supposed to schedule anyways.
In addition to that, I also have a little issue going on with my foot.
After a run on Sunday, I noticed the middle outer portion of my left foot hurting. When I went to run this morning, I was fine the first 2.7 miles but then got hit with the same pain, suddenly and sharply. I immediately stopped the treadmill and went home to ice it, roll it across a rolling pin, and stretch out my calves (since I think its related to my anterior tibialis).
I plan on taking it off running for the rest of this week and maybe next to play it safe. I hope that heals it! I know running injuries happen, but I hope its something to get better sooner rather than later since I’m trying to be as proactive about it as possible. Always important to train SMART and LISTEN to your body. Especially since I have spent a couple nights this week trying to determine what races I want to do in 2012.
I know I plan to run this half marathon in mid-March.
Plus, I have quite a few more I would love to run. Let’s just say my race bucket list is growing at a rapid rate – along with my goal to run a full marathon. Yep, it’s still kicking.
So, that’s all to say that…Santa…
Well…that…and maybe some new running shoes and calf compression sleeves and a race medal hanger.
What’s on your wish list? Or any crazy ailments you’ve experienced lately?