Well, it sure has been a while!
I have had to take a little break from the running thing.
Turns out I don't have asthma.
It also turns out that I am a little slow on figuring stuff out :).
So, I have Hyperthyroid/Grave's Disease.
(over-active thyroid gland is what it is.)
I have had it for some years now.
It went into remission, but it has come back.
It just took me a (long) while to figure it out.
It's not a huge deal-
the symptoms are plentiful and kinda suck
but are pretty easily managed...
once I can get into see my Endocrinologist.
I guess there are not enough of them in my area,
so they are all booked until June.
I did get an appointment in May, so that's better than June.
For now I can't run very far at a time without walking.
(hyperthyroid comes with an elevated heart rate- so that's why I couldn't breath while running.
My heart rate was getting WAY too high).
So my marathon in May is most likely out.
The one in June- I'll just have to see how it all goes.
Terrible timing- because I was just sent these
Karhu shoes to test and review....
The nurse I talked to said that I can still RUN,
just slowly and with frequent walk breaks to keep
my heart rate from getting too high.
So I should be able to try these nifty purple Karhu's out.
And there it is.
Life is fun.