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 :)
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.
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 up....next "REST" day!!! This should count as Cross Training!!!