What a difference a month makes

Last month I wrote about my very low iron levels. I’ve been taking iron tablets twice a day for a month now and I am certainly noticing a difference. My mileage is up, and my pace is slowly increasing. Most importantly I have managed to start enjoying running again. A month ago I was not in a good place with running. It was frustrating. I felt completely rubbish physically and mentally.  I’m very glad I didn’t have a race packed spring season lined up for once.

Progress has been gradual and I think I have some way to go before I’m back to full fitness. However I finally managed to beat my Birkenhead parkrun PB that I set last July! I’ve also been running hills much more easily in terms of my breathing.  Before starting on the iron, I was increasingly getting out of breath, and have noticed a difference there already.

I am booked in for a repeat blood test this week to check if the iron tablets are helping. They most definitely are but will be interesting to find out how much my ferritin levels have gone up.  Fingers crossed for good results!

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