Thursday, April 26, 2012

Three Things Thursday

Numéro UN:
I want to say huge thank you to all of you kind people who read my blog, for the nice messages on my last post. You are all the best.  I feel like you share my joy of being selected for the NUUN team for HTC, you know. like you GET it.   Most of my non running friends are happy for me but they don't really know what that relay is.  My husband, who saw the movie with me when it came out 1-11-11  (on my birthday!), does get it and he is very happy for me and very supportive  also.  My boys...I told them "Remember when we took the pictures for Mommy's video? Well I got it!"  Jonathan "So you are going to do that race in the mountain? So cool! Does it mean WE get to stay in a hotel?" So I said no that it would be just me this time.  His response to that "What? Worst race EVER!".  Then I called my parents to tell them.  My Mom's reaction: "Why do you do this to yourself?"  Cannot wait for the in person talk.  I am bringing the DVD with me to Quebec to show them how fantastic it is and that if Kathy from the movie can do it...I should be fine :)

Numéro DEUX:
I saw my Doctor.  The one from that post.  So the verdict is that I have Hashimoto's disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, means the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. The resulting inflammation often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).   I will see the specialist on May 17.  It is likely that I will end up taking meds to regulate my thyroid.   Not the end of the world but a little pain in the behind.  I did tell my Dr that I think it is not acceptable that I never got a call from her office regarding my abnornal results and that I know about all this ONLY because I called to ask about the results.

Numéro TROIS:
I am still fighting this stupid cold.  Today I went for 5 miles in the rain.  It went OK but I am starting to have a cough so I did not push it.  Yesterday was rest day and I spent 4 hours cleaning my yard.  That is more exhausting than running 8 miles!  My yard is fairly big and we don't have enough time to take care of it so at times it can become a jungle.  We have about 100 rose bushes and just that is a full time job to keep clean!

This is on the side of the house.  Around the planters, we had weeds that went up to my knees!  When we bought our house the yard was just dirt.  We did everything ourselves on this side and it was a lot of work.  Back then we were stupid and did not know what it is to have 2 sons.  We should have put just plain grass there!!!

This is the jungle part...I need to clean that "REST" day!!!  This should count as Cross Training!!!


middleagedrunner said...

wow- your yard is pretty AMAZING!!
Congrats again on being accepted for NUNN- I'm just so excited to hear about the whole experience...
Feel better SOON lady!

Jill said...

Congrats on the HTC team - hooray!!!!

Your roses are gorgeous! I just cannot get them to grow here in Colorado, too dry I guess.

Boston Bound Brunette said...

Your yard is gorgeous and did I spot a pool?? Sorry to hear about the medical issues but you seem pretty optimistic about it and that's a good thing. Take care and congratulations on making the Nuun HTC team!

Kate said...

I'm really excited for you and totally planning to live vicariously through your HTC experience! I love that your kudos were so excited about the race...well, until the hotel news, anyway. :)

Your yard is beautiful!

Definitely stinks the dr didn't get back with you. How many people (me) wouldn't follow up? Glad you have a plan, though.

Corey said...

Haha! Your son's reaction was too cute ;) Sorry to hear your mom wasn't more supportive.

Your yard is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Your family is like mine. They live out of the country and never understood my running. When I say I run a marathon,they say, you are crazy. They usually don't even call and see how it went. It bothers me sometimes, but then I just think about the people who do care and that makes me happy :)

On the Right Track said...

Awesome on the relay~ Love Love Love your yard! Can you come work on mine? Pretty please ;)

lindsay said...

Love the family reactions, haha.

Don't love this doctor! Can you see a different one? I mean the whole not-calling when results were abnormal is so unacceptable. Ugh! Doctors, so frustrating!

Terzah said...

I know a few people with Hashimoto's and they've said you will feel MUCH better once you're on the medication. I'm glad you got the diagnosis.

And yeah....your yard...we should have had coffee at YOUR house. :^)

Shawn said...

That really is a beautiful backyard. I think I could spend a few hour "meditating" out there, looks peaceful.

Parents are parents. We can't pick em, we just do what we have to do. Those who run get it, those who don't never will.

Watch that cough and the thyroid.

EmDub @ Faster In Water said...

We share a birthday! I love being 1-11!

Black Knight said...

A beautiful yard with beautiful flowers.
I hope you feel better.
And .... keep on running also in the rain: it is pure fun.

Michael said...

I can't tell you how excited I am for you about HTC. I really, honestly, knew without a doubt that you would get in!

Your yard is awesome, but does look like it would be tough to keep up. But what a nice place to relax and read a book or something. Beautiful.

Sorry to hear about your recent health issue. Hopefully you get it all worked out soon.

Cotter Crunch said...

i can't believe you have hashimotos! i was hoping it wasn't that! KEep me posted how how things go.

Laima said...

Yay - congrats on the HTC team:)

Hope you feel better soon!