I haven't felt like myself since I got home. I tried to go for a run the day after I got home with my parents on their bikes and it was ugly. I tried some GU before I left and it tore up my stomach so I had to give up 4 miles in and my Dad came back with the car and picked me up. I tried to take it easy since I had been working 60hr weeks for the last month I was in Colorado plus running. I kept trying to run but I just felt sick and about a mile in crashed. So I took some time off to rest then 2 weeks ago I ran 6 miles and felt great then I did a bunch of 4 mile speed workouts and felt like I was back on track. Then I went up to Eugene to get a place to live and was so drained of energy the entire time I couldn't run while I was there. Then I came home and tried for a 12 mile run last friday, I felt fantastic up to mile 3 and then I crashed. It felt like I had been running for 10 miles but I was only at mile 3. I pushed through and ended up with a 9 miler but I probably only ran about 50% of it since I had to walk the last 3 miles home. I have been sleeping 8+ hours every night and still waking up tired and crashing in the middle of the day.
I went to the doctor yesterday and they are doing some blood tests so next week hopefully I'll have an answer as to what is going on. I am thinking it's anemia or a thyroid problem, the doctor is ruling out Mono but he was leaning towards some kind of virus that is hanging on in my system. Either way I am not a happy camper. I have been dreaming of this marathon for so long and now it's so close and I don't know if I will be physically capable of doing it. Unless the doctor tells me I can't run it I think I will just try and if I have to drop out I have to drop out. Please pray for me that my energy and motivation returns and that my body will respond to the rest. I am going to try later today for a 6 miler because I'm feeling pretty good today.
Also if you'd like check out the photos of my new place in Eugene! Best part? There's is a huge park with an awesome running trail next door!