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Location:

Millcreek,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1600m- 5:10

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (2020)- 1:45:46

Official Half (2021)- 1:49:28

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

SUU Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

Run a marathon

Personal:

26 years old, not married, no kids. Going against the norm in Utah.

Mental health advocate, LGBTQ+ rights supporter. Newly identified bisexual woman. Ex-mormon

Former college runner for Southern Utah University

Current Employment and Community Engagement Manager at a special needs company called Atlas Advocacy Services.

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Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 493.60
Nike Pegasus 34 II Lifetime Miles: 365.31
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Nike Pegasus 37 Lifetime Miles: 188.01
New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Lifetime Miles: 219.85
Nike Pegasus Turbo Lifetime Miles: 31.68
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Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 1.50
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So I decided to test my ferritin, which tests the iron stores. My ferritin is 17. I've been doing research on it, anything under 30 is considered an absolute iron deficiency. You can still experience symptoms below 100 and above 30 even though it's not a full iron deficiency. So above 100 is what you want. 17! No wonder I'm so exhausted and my hair is falling out. I knew something was wrong! I'm so glad to have finally figured it out. 

it's not an overnight fix, it'll be a few months before it goes back to normal. From what I read you want to actually have levels above 125 for 6 months to let your body know you have enough iron, then you can drop back down to 100. 

I can't believe I was right haha. I suspected iron deficiency from the beginning and finally convinced my doctor to test my iron but it all came back normal. Then I realized he didn't test my ferritin, and I kinda shrugged it off for a month, but I'm so damn glad I decided to get it tested myself.

So that's why running has been tough lately, I have a real explanation!! God that feels good. 

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Total Distance
1.50

Yep still fatigued. 9:09 average. 

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 1.50
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