I've always been a fit smoker if that's not a complete oxymoron, I run & cycle and have just rehabbed from a knee operation related to a sports injury.
Last week I ran really well, 5k per day at sub 20 mins.
This week however has been shocking, I've had no motivation and felt wretched. Tired yet unable to sleep, grumpy, depressed.
Most of that I can accept as part of the withdrawal but I went into the gym today and gave myself a target of a swift 4k, yet 1.5 in and my whole body is demanding I give up, I felt like I had had pins and needles all over, my breathing was shallow and weazy and at 1.68 I punched the stop button and just gave up, something that I never do. Never.
Now I don't know WTF is going on, have I got a virus, is my body really reacting this bad to the withdrawal despite the NRT?
I'm absolutely confused and a little distressed.
Is there anyone else who lead a relatively healthy life prior to giving up? Any Gym bunnies? Anyone experienced this before?