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 keepmy 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.