Getting Keto Adapted…Again

I’ve done Keto before so I didn’t think it would be tough to adapt again. The last time I did it, though, I wasn’t exercising and I wasn’t nursing a baby. Now I’m running about 15-20 miles per week and I am having the WORST TIME getting adapted. It’s been 2 weeks and the last few days have been the worst. Some issues I am having:

I have napped every day except for one the last 2 weeks
I am achy and my runs have slowed by 1 to 1:30 per mile
I am crabby
I am constipated

So yeah, it’s going just great. I am really working on making sure I drink enough water, drinking Nuun at least once a day or having chicken broth, eating tons of veggies, and just plain eating more food. I think the higher volume of food is making the most difference right now. I/m easily over 2000 calories per day now but I think I need it!

It’s so hard to keep trying when I feel so terrible but I have to give this a fair shake. I may feel bad now but I really, really don’t want to have to eat a bunch of sugar and sports nutrition to get through races and workouts. And that’s why I am doing this. I want to be ale to run and not be a sugar addict. I see too many of my athletes struggle with weight, stomach issues, and the inconvenience of eating (and carrying) hundreds of calories per hour and I don’t want to do it. I want to run without compromising my health.

Hopefully things will get better soon. For now I am surviving day to day and running 12:30 miles followed by a nap with the baby.