Sarah and Eric talk about Iron Deficiency and Kidney Stones

Sarah spent an entire month at altitude in Colorado training, eating well, and getting good sleep.  She then returned to sea level with hopes of capitalizing on her training month, only to find her fitness severely compromised. What the heck?  She learned what the issue was, worked to fix it, wrote about it here, and shared her experience in this podcast.

Sarah moving her kids Kyle (14) and Colly (17) into Thacher Boarding School in Ojai.
Sarah moving her kids Kyle (14) and Colly (17) into Thacher Boarding School in Ojai.

I’ve struggled with fitness this summer, but still had an exciting race planned, coinciding with our tenth wedding anniversary on the Central Coast.  Instead, I spent time in the Emergency Room, had surgery, and wound up with a 24″ stent hanging out the end of my nether regions.  I’d ignored some warning signs and learned some valuable lessons about hydration, salt, and what the heck kidney stones are.  Seems pretty obvious, but listen up!

Puffy Eric the day after all hell broke loose.
Puffy Eric (and Sam) the day after all hell broke loose.

 

This is a different format podcast than normal. Rather than interviewing a guest, Sarah and I interviewed each other.  We talked about goals, URP, UTMB, and what we’ve got coming up with running. It does seem a bit self-indulgent, but it was also a way to catch up with each other’s lives while pulling the URP curtain back a bit.

Sarah running Mt Diablo
Sarah running Mt Diablo

Episode Notes

Here’s Sarah’s piece in TrailRunner about iron defeciency.

Outro music: Say Something by James

My daughter Sunny (6) and Carlos the Poodle (63)
My daughter Sunny (6) and Carlos the Poodle (63) on a hike to Eagle Lake. All better now!

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