Yep, my thyroid medication is off. It’s like someone has to hit me over the head with it–I knew it, yet I did not trust myself. Numbers comfirmed that I had a big swing in my T4, and so my doctor is doing some checking and adjusting. I’ll do some more blood work here over… Continue reading Trusting Myself
I’m going back to the endocrinologist next week for my follow-up on my thyroid medicines. Got my blood work done Monday in preparation. Last week, I felt pretty run-down. My legs were dead tree trunks halfway through my long run on Saturday; Sunday’s run with Hill Country Trail Runners was more of a struggle than… Continue reading How Do You Know Something’s Wrong?
It’s been awhile since I wrote, and that’s a good thing. I’ve been having fun, taking care of myself, and generally being in a good and happy place. I ran the Zooma Half Marathon with my friend Stephanie–it was her third half marathon this year (actually, her third in four months)…she just ran her first… Continue reading Life is GOOD!
It’s hard to keep on trying with the running. Part of me just wants to give up and quit. I miss it horribly but I get so frustrated with the ups and downs and trying to figure out what I can do right now that I wonder if it’s worth it. Maybe I should just… Continue reading 7 Days Running in a Row
So I’ve been feeling lots better since we went back to the old thyroid meds. Tuesday was a really, really good day as was most of the preceding week. And then my system totally crashed. Wednesday and Thursday were horrible. Barely enough energy to get through the day. Wednesday, I did no exercise whatsoever and… Continue reading Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
As of today, I’ve been back on the original meds for five days. I have felt better and better each day, almost expontentially so. Yesterday, I did my short, hilly, neighborhood 5K route. I didn’t look at my watch on purpose, but just tried to run at a steady pace. When I got home, I… Continue reading Progress
I have a couple of 3-mile runs with no walking under my belt. On Thursday, I did the 4-mile loop at the trail with my friend; I had to ask her to walk several times. Today I did the skimpy 3-mile loop in my ‘hood. I’d wanted to go longer and so was going to… Continue reading Sigh, Sigh, and Triple Sigh
I am definitely getting better, but this is going to be a long process if I’m going to do it right. I’ve been walking more and more energetically over the last week. The really good news is that the idea of running is appealing again! I want the desire to be very strong before the… Continue reading Baby Steps