Cyber Monday, 50% off all PR’s, Kidding!

Happy Cyber Monday.  Today’s Special more sarcasm since it’s always my gift to you and the gift that just keeps on giving.


How was your holiday weekend?  Did you eat Turkey?  We did.  We ate all the turkey and I am so over turkey that I don’t care if we have it again for like a hundred years or until Christmas.  Same difference, might as well be anyway.

So let’s do a brief recap of the long weekend shall we.  I tried really hard to run as much as possible last week and I did manage to bang out around 25 miles but they were half assed and I wouldn’t call them great by any means.  About the most impressive thing about the miles I ran last week was when I happened upon a music video being shot in the park.

video in park

I tried to get a close up but when I actually stopped and tried to zoom in, they stopped filming and the camera guy actually turned around and glared at me.  Don’t worry, I glared right back.  I’m not easily intimidated. Lucky for him I had no idea who the artist was or I may have stuck around.

Thanksgiving was low key for MacGyver and me, we had dinner around 3 and invited a good friend of ours over for the day.  We floated around the pond for a bit on our floating dock and hung around the house for the entire day until around 6 in the evening and then MacGyver and his friend decided to go do a little shopping and I know you’re going to find this hard to believe but I opted out and stayed home.

I did finally go out shopping with MacGyver for a while on Saturday afternoon.  We hit up the home improvement stores and went to the mall for about a hot minute.  I just haven’t really been in the mood to shop this year with the kid in Columbus and I haven’t been feeling all that great.  I just don’t really have the spirit.

And since I’ve brought it up I suppose this is probably the easiest and most effective way to reach the largest amount of people in my inner most and outer most circles so if you happen to be reading and this doesn’t apply to you then I apologize and skim over this part as quickly as you can.

I’ve been having a hell of a time lately just keeping up.  I’ve been in a fog.  I’m sure a lot of it has to do with my thyroid which has been really out of whack lately but things that typically would take me 15 minutes to do have recently been taking me an hour and a half or more.  It’s daunting.  I’m so far behind and I’m frustrated and anxious and depressed.  I’m forgetting things.  I’m angry.  I’m snapping at people and I’m not very pleasant to be around.  I’m not myself at all.  My medication isn’t working and I’m sure my levels are off and need to be adjusted and my doctor is no longer with the practice so I am looking for a new one.

All that being said, it’s also my fault too because even though I’ve been very careful to listen to the GI doctor and eat gluten free I’ve also been eating all the starches and all the sugars on the planet.  All of them.

everyone is crazy

For those of you to whom it might be important, if you’ve recently emailed, called, written, left a voice mail, sent smoke signals, and you haven’t actually gotten a reply, I’m sorry.  It’s not intentional.  I promise.  I’m working on it.  I’ll get to it.  I’m working it out.  I’ll be back to my old self soon.

Anybody else out there with thyroid issues?

Freaky Friday, and it is!

Its Friday….and it started getting freaky way before the day even started.  I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it a hundred times already but my thyroid sucks ass and it has for at least 25 years or more but that’s not the point.

The point is that when my thyroid first went to shit one of the first symptoms was this weird shortness of breath and at the time I didn’t know it but apparently a lot of people with autoimmune thyroiditis suffer from this.  Anyway recently when I started to feel like this..

Shortness of breath

I just assumed my body was attacking my thyroid again and so did my doctor and my medication was adjusted but so far it hasn’t really helped.

I have been running for the past few weeks virtually migraine free but my sinuses have been giving me a bit of trouble so yesterday I called my doctors office mainly out of desperation since I had planned on firing them but just hadn’t had the time to find a new one yet.

Imagine how surprised I was to find out my PA is no longer there!

Yeah, I dont really care.

Yeah I don’t really care.

Anyway, I went to a walk in clinic right around the corner from the house.

Guess what?

Somehow I ended up with bronchitis.  How does that even happen?  I guess that explains the shortness of breath.

No running for the next 5 days.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Thyroid issues and fat shaming.

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.

The LEgacy Trail
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.

Venice inlet

At least it was pretty out and the sun was shining!

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.

so tired

Oh little buddy, I know exactly how you feel…

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!

thyroid problems

I’d say you’ve never had a true thyroid issue, bitch!

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!

thyroid troubles
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 Swift

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?