Monday, August 25, 2008

Sick and Tired?

I've been experiencing some very strange symptoms recently that don't seem to point toward any specific illness.

Nausea, headache, lightheaded, fatigue, extreme hunger and jaw soreness/stiffness.

Sounds like dehydration, but my urine color is normal (TMI?) and what explains the jaw symptoms? I dunno what to do beside drink lots of fluids make sure I'm eating enough of the right kinds of foods and take some extra rest.

Extra rest means my training is almost completely non-existent. I'm down to about half my normal training, meaning my race at Tahoe is likley shot.

Seriously, halfway through my shift on Saturday AND Sunday I almost asked if I coudl go home I felt so bad. Turning my head side-to-side while scanning my water makes me nauseaus; even though it takes me 30-60 seconds to complete one scan.

I'm considering scrapping Tahoe and saving the money instead of going up and tanking the race. Suck.

I'm sure it's work: 40 hours a week in the sun, running up and down the beach and pulling people out of the water is likely taking a toll on my body. I'd love to have my electrolytes and hydration tested just to see how out of whack things are.

Monday and Wednesday are my normal days off and, by the time Wednesday comes around, I feel close to normal. By Saturday, I feel like ass all over again; and the cycle repeats.

Lifeguard/Park Ranger update: Written test passed and I'm going in for an interview Thursday.

I'm looking forward to school starting up next month just so I don't have to work so much. Seriously, they have me working 6 and 7 days in a row; which I won't get overtime for because of how the pay periods are set up. Buzzards are sqeezing every hour of work out of me they can get. Yes I get paid, but I'd rather be training and NOT feeling like crap all day at work.




Luke said...

OT syndrome...most likely with the new physical and mental demands of the new job. Sometimes you just gotta back it all off. Don't worry is right around the corner. Then you can ride for FUN! You know I am always down!

XTERRA 29er said...
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XTERRA 29er said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling so worn down. Hopefully things improve and you can still make Tahoe.

jameson said...

Time for a break... kick back, do your job, have some beers, and get back to training/racing when you are feeling it...

If I wouldn't have taken a serious mid season break I would be tapped right now too!!!

have some fun... especially before school starts.

Girl on a Bike said...

That sucks, man. Hope it all works itself out!

Still looking forward to the Tahoe RR, but if it doesn't happen that's cool too. Gotta do what feels right.