Good Monday morning! I’m back home after spending 3 days down in the Venice and Englewood areas. Things were pretty busy down there and it was hard to find a spare moment but we did manage to get in a little fishing and I did get to run on my favorite trail a few times too.
I ran 5 miles on Friday and 6 miles on Sunday. On Saturday I took a rest day and MacGyver and I took a break from working on the house and went out to do a little fishing.
This was one of the first times I can honestly say the fishing at all of our favorite spots just plain sucked. We hardly caught anything so we decided to go a mile offshore near Sharky’s Pier and we caught a few Key West grunts which we opted to throw back.
One of the reasons that we went down to Venice was so that I could see my doctor. I had gone to see her a few weeks ago because I just wasn’t feeling quite like myself. I was a bit more tired than usual and I have had a bit of trouble getting things done that I normally would never have a problem with.
For the first time in years, I just haven’t felt like running any more than a few miles at a time. It’s not that anything was hurting, it’s just that I would get so tired when I was running and this had been going on for a few months.
There was also the matter of that 5 pounds that seemingly appeared overnight and would not budge. Couple that with the 5 extra pounds that was already hanging around from the winter and I was starting to get depressed. So, after a few months of this I decided to visit the doctor and she ordered a round of blood test.
I was pretty sure she was going to say everything was fine and that all of this was a direct result of me getting older, but she didn’t. Instead she told me that my thyroid was out of whack again. Yes, again!
If you’ve ever had an issue with your thyroid, then you know it’s very frustrating but I’m confident that with the proper dose of replacement hormones I’ll be back to myself in no time. Here’s hoping anyway!
So, after taking care of doctor things and then taking care of things around the house we headed home last night. I didn’t really peruse the internet too much while we were down there mostly because I didn’t have the time. When we got home last night I got myself all caught up and I came across a story that I wanted to share with you.
This is Lindsey Swift and her boyfriend.
Lindsey was out running and training as she has a goal to get fit and run a 10K. It was during this run when a passerby decided to fat shame her and yell out rude comments.
At first she was upset about it, but she refused to let that asshat have the last word. What Lindsey did was awesome. Lindsey decided to pen an open letter on her facebook page, and it’s classic. Here’s an excerpt:
“Let me make one thing very clear, I am not ashamed of my body. It has never stopped me from doing anything I want. My fat body has done things that you, hanging out of the window of your babe-magnet white van could only ever dream of.”
You can read more about the incident and Lindsey’s letter in its entirety here.
Have you had any issues with your thyroid?
Do you take any replacement hormones?
What would you do if someone yelled a rude comment to you while out running?