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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hooray for a performance enhancing drug!!!

Yep, you read right - adulation for a performance enhancing drug use on Happy Trails.....  I received my results from blood work on Monday which signaled I have hit rock bottom and the thyroid is essentially non-functioning.  R.I.P. little fella.  I have been given my first prescription for synthetic thyroid replacement  and we are ecstatic!!!  This means that the worst part of the Graves Disease process should be behind us.  Doc said I should feel noticeably better within 3 to 4 weeks and heading in the normal direction within 6 to 8 weeks.  There may be some dosing adjustments along the way but overall things should be so much better.  People have told me I will feel almost super human once I hit "normal" just because I have felt overall so poorly for the last 1.5 to 2 years.  We can't wait!!!  Because my levels have dipped so low, intentionally from the RAI procedure, I've not been able to do much in terms of running the last few weeks.  That's ok.   Good things are on the horizon......

We spent a few days in Pagosa Springs last week, for some R & R, and even though I was fairly gutter crawling, was able to wring a few last trails runs out of the body while we were there.  It is an incredibly beautiful area with some really great trail running and trail race series.  The full report and pics will be coming soon!

Steve is on fire.  He is as fit as I have seen him in many years and is anxious for a good race at Greenland 25k in two weeks.  I am so excited for him and can't wait to cheer him on and, of course, get some good photos of him blazing to a PR.  He has worked so hard, not only keeping up with his training and other "life" responsibilities, but has kept me propped up and perking along through the last long while.  I am so proud of and thankful for him!

Happy Trails, indeed!!!

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