I’m Not Iron Man

Since there is not much going on, here is a short update on my general well-being. Due to massive heat waves in Germany, my recent training was somewhat reduced. I still managed to go running and to go the studio at least once a week. I don’t think the reduction had any impact on my fitness, yet. At least as long I will be able to resume a regular schedule this week. However, I’m a little bit depressed that I’m so susceptible to high temperatures.

Even more depressing is that a recent blood analysis revealed that I have a slight iron deficiency. It’s still not clear why. Iron deficiency comes from either from an iron-poor diet or blood loss. I can’t recall loosing any blood recently and I usually enjoy eating meat a lot. It might be the result of not having adapted my diet to my increased training. But I’m not a nutrition expert so I’m not sure if this is a valid explanation at all. I made an appointment with a doctor to get to the bottom of this medical mystery.

One symptom of iron deficiency is fatigue. It’s a very unfortunate symptom as I won’t ever be able to tell if the symptom really shows up or not. I’m staying up late frequently and end up being tired most of the day anyway. But of course now that I know, I will interpret every sign of fatigue as a symptom. I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, but who isn’t?

So all in all, it doesn’t go particularly well at the moment. On the other hand I’m not really sick and actually quite good in shape. And now I even have a great excuse to eat a lot of meat products instead of vegetables. I knew all those salads weren’t actually good for me! ;)

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

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