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The Struggle and Answers

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This winter I have been struggling to hit paces that I easily hit months ago, my body hasn't been recovering great (which I related to getting older), my breathing is off (which I related to asthma) and energy isn't there. I kept thinking this was all the long winter getting to me and long work days, dark mornings, more training, etc, etc. Excuses and frustration! I was due for thyroid labs so I thought maybe this, but I decided to request additional labs to look at anemia. I got some push back since 1 year ago my hemoglobin was fine so she insisted it couldn't be anemia...


Fast forward a few days to lab results...

TSH is great it is amazing how my thyroid has regulated itself after my celiac diagnosis (still on meds but no more constant increase).Hemoglobin at the low end of normal but no red flag here againFerritin of 5! While normal is 12-150 most endurance athletes need 100-120 at least to feel good and perform well!Iron of 30! Again normal 35-180 but higher levels work…