I was completely and totally expecting a sort of running withdrawal/depression situation as well. I’m sorry you’re having it, but I’m sure it’s completely normal. I’m shocked as shit that I don’t have that though. I was marathon training when we started TTC so I actually got my BFP the day after an absolutely TERRIBLE 13 mile run. I felt like a bag of ass, and everything was just…off. My gait, stride, breathing, foot strike, everything was just wrong. That’s kind of when I figured it out. I also ran 3 5k races on 3 consecutive Mondays- oddly enough I ovulated the day of the second one and implanted the day after the third… and my times were great- 24:50 & 25:09.
Once I started to feel nauseated and fatigued, I stopped working out entirely- no swimming, no yoga, and definitely no running. I thought I’d get grumpy but I was too busy napping to notice!
Now that I’m feeling a teensy bit better, I dropped down to the half marathon training team, novice level, slow pace instead of keeping up with marathon training mileage. Kudos to those who can handle it, but that’s just not me! I did 5 miles last weekend (it was a down week) and we have 9 this weekend. As long as I keep my heartrate in check, hydrate, and take it nice & easy, I feel fine!
Anyway, I don’t mean to write a novel, but it’s soooo nice to chat with someone who “gets” the running thing. Have you heard the saying that goes something like ‘if you have to explain it they won’t understand, and those who understand don’t require an explanation’? Well, something like that anway…
Oh- if you need to talk through the running withdrawal thing let me know- I fractured my femur in August of 2010 and was obviously out of running for a while, so when I did FINALLY get back to some slow jogging (summer of 2011) I couldn’t do 2 miles without stopping 🙁 I went from crutches to marathon in 53 weeks. I was a cranky, irritable, emotional MESS because I went from a half marathon to no weight bearing and it just kind of ruined my universe for a while, so I get it. It sucks, it’s hard, and it is no fun at all.
Sheesh, I’ll shut up now or you’ll be reading til dinner time! Anyway, glad to hear you’re doing well!!! Hang in there, hope your back feels better, and I hope some other Bees with big bazingas have some tips for you 🙂