|First time at Seeley Lake|
Sorry to be missing for 8 months. So much change is happening in my life that I decided to do a quick blog update.
First is that we are close to moving in to our new house. I am very busy with items for our house like faucets, flooring, lights, doors etc. I am also busy with trying to sell our existing house.
My 3 boys are keeping me busy too but thank goodness Roam and Ember are finally sleeping a bit better. I now get maybe one 3-4 hour stretch during the night where one or both does not wake up. I do not believe in crying it out so it can be exhausting some nights but I do see a glimmer of hope that more sleep is coming for me too.
My running is .....well the good news I am not injured and I can run moderate. The not so good news is that I recently found out that I have hypothyroidism likely caused by pregnancy. I diagnosed myself a few months ago and wanted to rule it out since I was slower in my races and could not get back to my former pre-pregnancy weight. I actually have Hashimotos which is an auto-immune disease affecting my thyroid and adrenals. I researched and discovered that I can reverse this disease using nutrition. 10 days ago I started taking my thyroid pill and am feeling a little better but I have a while yet to be back to my former self. For now, per doctors orders I can only run moderate.
If there are any runners out there that just don't feel right after pregnancy, go get a Hashimotos screen and test your TSH, free T3 and free T4. I likely would have not known I had this condition if it were not for wondering why I was slower in races.
I feel fortunate to be able to run moderate pace on the trails in the mountains. It is so pretty this time of year. The bright fall colors fill me with happiness and remind me of how lucky I am. Running in the mountains inspires me to begin training for a goal. My dream is to make another mountain running team. I am excited to start training again soon in hopes to qualify for my 3rd mountain running team.
|New house construction|
|Eon 5 years old|
|Our house for sale|
|Building a fort in the mountains July|
|Hike in the woods with my boys Aug 13|
|Love the watermelon July 13|