Thursday, April 5, 2012

Here I am...

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 :).

(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.


Maureen said...

Oh Noooooooooo. :( What a pain that it had to come back and that you have to deal with this right now. I'm glad to hear that it's easily managed at least. May isn't that far...

susette said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I deal with thyroid issues as well except the opposite. Mine is underactive and I have to take meds. I'm glad you will get to see someone and get things figured out.

Jen @ Mom's Gotta Run said...

At least knowing what is wrong is a good first step. Good luck and take it easy!

Laura Boll said...

Oh, no!! I'm so sorry-- I know all about missed marathons. :( It sounds big and scary, but I'm glad to hear the symptoms are minimal... hope you get it under control quickly!

Sara said...

OH MY GOSH! I was diagnose with a hyperthyroid a long time time ago and have been trying to manage it most of my life. NO ONE EVER TOLD ME (not even my endocrinologist!) hyperthyroid comes with an elevated heart rate- but, this might explain a lot!!