even celebrities get it.

  • So…Mandy Moore from This is Us has Celiac disease. This could be big. OR…it could totally screw us. Depends on how she handles it. Either way it definitely draws attention to the disease. Jennifer Esposito is nothing to sneeze at but This is Us is currently one of the biggest shows out there so Mandy Moore is a big name to have.
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  • My friend, Amy, and her husband and son are coming to town today. They’ve been touring Colorado on vacation and I’m super excited to get to hang with her while she’s here. We’re supposed to run together on Wednesday and I hope she likes running at ridiculously early hours of the morning or late at night because Girl it’s supposed to be 96* and I don’t run in that heat so it’s either in the morning dark or in the evening dark. Meanwhile, we’re going to dinner tonight at Beau Jo’s because Beau Jo’s is TOTALLY Colorado and also I can eat gluten free there. It’ll be fun to meet her.
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  • I sit at the counter next to the sliding glass door to type on the computer. The door is open most of the day leaving the possibility for anyone to come in. Including 8 legged creatures. And they do come in. Every few weeks I’ll find a visitor on the counter or on the wall next to me. You’d think I’d move. Sometimes I sit at my desk, it depends on my mood. Tonight, it was midnight and I was sitting at the counter and there on the wall next to me was a spider just climbing up the wall. I decided I would be a grown up. I would take care of it. I  get my notebook and I stand up so I can get a better angle and it FALLS OFF THE WALL AND IS NOW ANYWHERE IT’S ANYONE’S GUESS WHERE IT IS PANIC PANIC AND I SCREAM BECAUSE….
    well, because that’s what I do when I am startled by a spider. It’s super helpful. Sean slowly comes downstairs. I describe the offender. He finds it on the floor and takes care of it with my notebook and heads back to bed. I ask him if he laughs when he hears the scream or rolls his eyes. He said he just sighs.
    Life  with me. Poor guy.
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  • I think I’m overmedicated for my thyroid. It’s just a guess but my eye is twitching and the last time that happened it was my thyroid. I’m pretty over it. Between that and the Celiac exhaustion I just want to close my eyes and sleep for three days. I’m self adjusting to see if it helps.
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  • We Put 6 Top Leggings Brands To The Test—Here’s The Verdict
    I really appreciate someone else doing the work on this. I’m not a fan of leggings (I know!) but occasionally they make a really cute outfit. I 99.9% of the time would never wear them to Target as part of my ~just finished my workout and needed to make a quick stop~ outfit. It’s happened but it’s not my favorite. I agree with her entire assessment so I’ll be scoping out Athleta for a nice pair, to include shorts. Athleta sells my favorite shorts I bought earlier this year and sticker shock sent me returning them. I’m totally sorry I did because the shorts I bought instead at Ann Taylor (usually a favorite store) are truly terrible. Less than half the cost, I hate them completely and never ever wear them. I should have paid the gasp price and bought the pair I would wear every day.

Things I have to have in a pair of leggings:
1. no shine
2. enough thickness to not see through but not too thick
3. enough spandex to grip and hold so the leggings feel like they are actually doing something.

  • This Map Shows How Much People Spend On Wedding Gifts In Each State
    Obviously this is an average, the article makes it clear you can start at a much lower amount and there are many factors to be considered in the gift giving. And of course the real point is your presence at the day of. That’s the most important thing. 
  • It’s 94* today and I don’t want to play anymore.  I want fall. I’m going to HIIT>
    There's no better feeling than finishing a really brutal workout. That feeling when you've gone through a truly hard and brutal workout. That's probably the BEST feeling in the world! www.gymquotes.co
    Run on…

#savethebunnies – anybody want a cat? He’s SUPER friendly.

Don’t worry. I’m keeping him. I just need therapy. 
I started the day at 4am
when I woke up with a bad dream. Kind of normal for me so I laid there processing. As I hung out thinking about going back to sleep it occurred to me I wasn’t being disturbed by a four legged cat who insisted on having breakfast.

Where was Skosh?

Skosh has missed us recently so we’ve been keeping an eye on him.

I got up and scoured the house only to come to the realization he must have escaped last night and I locked him out! I immediately panicked and opened the door to call him. Nothing.

Then I couldn’t go back to bed. I sat on the deck with a couch pillow and a throw just waiting to see if he’d show up. Usually if he’s out all night (it’s rare, not unheard of but rare) he’s waiting at the door like…what the hell…you totally locked me out! This morning he wasn’t doing that. He was just not there.

Malachi and I sat on the deck together waiting until finally one of the times I called him brought him running.

What a relief to hear his little bell…. It was so sweet, that sound! As he came running around the corner full speed so full of excitement he…

…well…he dropped the bunny he had in his mouth so he could come in the house and eat the breakfast I actually buy him.

I completely freaked. Damn cat. All love and concern completely gone. Now I had zero love.
The bunny appeared to still be alive and completely terrified.
At this point I needed Happy or Hungry to draw  cartoon of this morning because that’s really the only way to do it justice.
Malachi is on one side of the deck. I’ve closed Skosh inside the house. I’m holding Malachi off the bunny with the couch pillow as I try and call Sean on the phone to come help me rescue the bunny while trying to make sure the bunny is okay. This required some yoga.  I can’t open the door because Skosh wants to come back out and eat the bunny. Sean is sleeping.  I finally open the door and hold Skosh off with the couch pillow while threatening Malachi who is weighing his options and I yell at Sean to please wake up…come to the deck and bring a towel and I’m really sorry I’m waking him up at 5:30am like this.

Turns out our front screen door has a hole in it and Skosh escaped that way. It’s getting repaired today. Meanwhile, Sean drove off to work with the bunny wrapped in a towel so he could take it to the greenbelt at the park and it would have a better chance.

I love him so much. I cannot tell you how much I love him.  Nothing warms your heart as much as seeing a grown man wrap a tiny bunny in a towel and drive off in an attempt to save it. I’ve heard too many grown men tell me they’re nasty rodents and just shoot ’em. I’ll keep mine. He’s got the best heart. Meanwhile…
I have a cat available if anyone wants him…
Nicest cat EVER. Sweet. Loveable. Gets along great with other animals…
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#savethebunnies  #unfriendly #thatdamncat
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Since it was GORGEOUS out it was the perfect running day. The perfect workout day. The perfect ~must go to the incline day~ which means it totally did not get done in any way at all. 

I know. You guys are all really disappointed in me. But in fact I got SO MUCH DONE yesterday I feel incredibly accomplished. I kicked some serious ass. AND…at the end of the day I ended up talking to a friend/business associate and she was also the perfect person to rejuvenate my spirit. I’ve been feeling very deflated lately and I have so much to do I really needed a pick me up.

God totally read that and sent her straight to me.
I have so much to do in the next three months   and I feel like time is totally FLYING by. So I’m trying not to panic too much and I’m going to try again today to get to the incline. I don’t feel too bad about missing it because hauling my bag out from camping really killed my back and it still hurts like a son of a gun so resting another day won’t kill me. I’ll bet money it’ll hurt another couple of days.

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I get it. It was one small bag. But it wasn’t a backpack. It was a stupid little duffel which was totally the wrong kind of bag to carry and I had to carry it quite a ways in the wrong position. It was awkward. It was uncomfortable. I am now paying for it.
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This morning:
Incline
run
planks
strength

I know, it sounds like a lot but that’s my goal

Also…dress and shoe shopping. Wish me luck.

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Birthday Week…

We returned theboy to his parents on Saturday after he stayed with us for three days and then came home rest because I’ve been Celiac ill  for two weeks and oh my gosh the ITCHING>
I mean, I’ve done a million other things, too, but oh does my stomach hate me. It just does. I finally yesterday took some more Glutenease and a heavier dose of probiotics and some prayer to see if that helped. And I slept. I’ve also definitely started restricting the FODMAPS foods which is new for me but I figure why not…better safe than sorry. Fortunately I don’t eat a lot of those anyway so it’s not much of a cut back but a few of them are definite summer foods. They are off the list just in case they are contributing to my misery. Summer fun only!
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Sunday morning we got up early to go on a birthday hike with Shaughnessy and theboy. It was a GORGEOUS day for being out and we picked Bear Creek Trail at Lair o’ the Bear Park. 
When it’s that fabulous of a day you can bet you aren’t going to be alone but when we got there Morrison was PACKED with some random event we weren’t expecting. Cars were everywhere. It was crazy busy. People milling about, no parking available.What the hell? And then we saw them…the runners…

It was the Revel Rockies Marathon/Half Marathon!!!

If you can’t be IN a marathon the next best thing is to WATCH one!

We were beyond excited. Shaughnessy rolled her window down and waved and I yelled in my head because otherwise  would have scared everyone from the wrong side of the truck. It was the end of the race so it was VERY inspiring.

Shaughnessy and I both wanted to be there (she’s run the half before and said it was a really fun race). It looked SO beautiful. And we both wanted to go straight home and sign up for a race.
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Bear crosses through Colorado race, stunning runners

The runners were running the Garden of the Gods 10k and the bear needed to cross the road…~there’s an obvious joke there but you know that’s so not my style~ he politely waited for an opening and took his chance. Only in Colorado.
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photos from yesterday~ because I forced them all to let me take photos.

They.were.thrilled.
(well…theboy will always pose and loves selfies and loves to pose and loves to put his “I’m cool” fingers in my face…smart little thing)
  

      


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This is the start of my birthday week! I love my birthday week. Shaughnessy and Adam gave me these vintage Pyrex bowls for my birthday/thank you gift for watching theboy and even though I told them no gifts she does know I have a weakness for pretty bowls. I also have no cupboard space so I acquire something, something has to go. It wasn’t too difficult of a decision this time but I see issues in the future due to my aforementioned weakness. These bowls are gorgeous. And I love pink.

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it’s going to be 90* today (so unfriendly) so I’m going to try and run later tonight. Plus, oh the Celiac makes me exhausted. So I’m going to lift this morning, and I have many many errands to run. I’m going to run down to Castle Rock and do the incline (yay). Yes, even in the heat. Because we keep the work going even when it’s hard.And we encourage even when it’s hard.

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 Run on…

Well that’s new. Some surprises are just not that fun.

I did it. I just stayed home, hung around working on business and blog stuff and being lazy and doing nothing and eventually…

my headache subsided. ThankyouGodforbigfavors.

So tonight I headed out for a run and thought I’d do about 4-4.5 miles…well I got three miles done and started in on the fourth mile and for the first time ever in the history of this fun little disease…

I got Celiaced. (it’s a word).

My stomach rebelled SO FAST and SO BAD I came to a dead stop after mile three and grabbed my stomach and thought…oh no. Oh that’s not good. I do not feel well at all.

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I walked the last mile back to the car and came straight home only to be really really ill.

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I mean, I got a good three miles in plus so that’s the saving grace here. This is just a sad little side effect of what I live with and hey, there’s a lot of runners that deal with this and they don’t have Celiac so I think I’m lucky I have made it this long without the issue rearing its ugly head.

Damn. I hope it goes away soon.
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Today I’m calling a client back and hoping to get ahold of her because ~damntheiphone~ and also accepting the iphone as part of the family. Maybe a ceremony. I accept you. I welcome you in the family. Sigh. damn phone.

I guess it’s time for a phone case. And a cover.

it’s pretty…like a little piece of jewelry.

Can you hear me telling myself to like it?

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I’m reading Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White Houseby Alyssa Mastromonaco and Lauren Oyler

I love it and so far highly recommend it. It’s not deep and intense, it’s just a great read about what it’s like when your girlfriend works at the White House.
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Today I’m going to get my nails done, do some quick grocery shopping and then head to Castle Rock to do the incline…providing my stomach is agreeable. I have meds if it isn’t because it’s going to be a gorgeous day…74*!

Squats…and planks…

I think it’s time for the plank challenge. I just need to put a widget on my website and damn if I can figure out how to do it.
It just takes me sitting still for longer than 12 minutes…
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Do it until you can't live with out it:
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nd then a bonus one because I know it’s hard to keep moving and to keep up the motivation sometimes, but I have faith in you.

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Run on…

Ash Wednesday

  • It’s Ash Wednesday and my friend Andrea asked me what the ashes were. I had a relatively good guess but I’m also brutally honest as I have never been fond of people that have an answer for everything when they actually have no clue what they’re talking about. So I told her..I’ve never been to an Ash Wednesday service. I’ve always wanted to. I don’t know why it just never happened. It just didn’t. So I googled it and gave her the scoop. Now we all feel educated.
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  • I attempted to watch 45’s address last night on my Ipad. I hear he got good feedback on it. Very presidential. I can’t go there. I had to stop listening. I was watching on NPR and was able to click the little faces … “smiley” or “sad” etc. Well…I was pretty irritated just to be listening to him speak so I was clicking the angry face. Full disclosure I was going to town on that little guy. If you’ve never done this, it takes your tiny little profile picture and “PING” it like…POPS it into a little angry face. Well, my profile picture is a tiny little MT when he was like…five years old? and then…BAM…he’s a tiny little angry face.  I got a sick little delight out of this and Sean.did.not.

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  • It’s okay….I lost my appetite for watching anyway so I headed downstairs to search for entertainment that wouldn’t try to make America great again.

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  • This article is so great.  Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?CNN did a great job on it.   Gluten Dude caught it and condensed quite nicely here. 
  • “For those who just brush it off that this is a fad and a fashion lifestyle, be considerate of the people that survive on this diet. For people with celiac disease, the gluten-free diet is like insulin for diabetics.” ~Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • We are reaching 43* today which means I am actually leaving the house to walk. I know, what have I been doing? It’s been cold.as.hell. I realize that’s not possible but damn, it’s been cold. I’ve been so cold I set a new record yesterday with the 30* and the wind and I jacked my heat to freaking 76* and went to bed  at 4 o’clock to get warm. I finally got up and had some tea and that did it. Note to self: try that first. But yeah…it was cold.

I am powering through my “must get these things done” list and the only thing really holding me back is my inability to lift anything over ten pounds. I have two weeks left and it can’t come soon enough. My poor husband, I’m sure, feels the same.
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Sean and I had a difficult weekend, it was one of those you just don’t want to even think about when it’s over but it hangs around in the air, you know? Come Monday he climbed into his pretty black truck he just bought and every light on the dashboard lit up like Christmas and the speedometer didn’t work. It’s not the first time things didn’t work but usually it was one at a time and they corrected themselves..but it’s the worst and the speedometer is new. On the heels of the weekend it felt so awful. We were both so raw and instead of time healing we seemed to feel worse. He just knew the guy that sold it to him knew all these problems with the truck were there and just didn’t tell him. One more feeling of the world against us. One more reason to feel like we’re trying and trying to do good and be good and you will be an example and it will come back to you and instead we’re working so hard and kindness does not, in fact, come back to you in spades. It does not.

He’s making a real effort to feel better and I’m using sarcasm to feel better. It’s really helping! ::sarcasm:: I figure another week or two and I’ll feel better. It’s important to make the effort. It’s easier to be negative and rely on that…telling yourself that life is hard and people are going to be mean and why do all these things happen to you? but in fact these are minor glitches in life and life is actually pretty amazing. Being grateful for all we have is deliciously pleasing and getting back to that place is totally worth the journey.

Today I’m going to run a few errands, go to church and get my walk on. Also, on a side note: if I could get a prayer for a friend’s daughter that would be great. Just pray for “S”. She needs it really quite critically right now. Thank you~
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There was so much about this day.

As you have come to expect from me…I wrote this yesterday. I’m charming and delightful but my schedule is never on par with anyone else’s. It’s so wrong.  Just from now on understand I’m a day behind..

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It rained all night. It rained all day. It’s been cold and overcast and  dreary which of course…is my favorite kind of day.

There’s a smattering of red and gold leaves that cover the wet black streets like expensive wallpaper for suburbia.

It is undeniably fall. 

I went to the funeral of a twenty year old boy today.

I am calling him a boy because my son is nineteen and a Marine and he’s still a boy.

Still a boy.
His name was Joshua Davis. I’m intentionally leaving out his last name but I have to say, isn’t that the most beautiful name? Can you not imagine his parents holding their tiny little 7 pound boy in their arms and declaring him Joshua Davis as they plan and hope for everything he could possibly be with that strong beautiful name?

He took his own life. What an incredible loss. What an incredible understatement.

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He left a fiance and a young 3 month old son named Finley. And much sadness. This was a hard day.

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I came home to find….I’m sure you’re thinking~ um…relevance in the face of that last paragraph?~the biggest spider I’ve ever seen in my life in my garage. It was…mostly dead. I forced myself to take a photo of it to send to my husband who did confirm…that was one big ass spider.

I will not be sharing it with you and as time allows I will be deleting all of THOSE photos. ::shudder::

Taking a cue from my sister who had a similar incident this week, I put a quarter near it (declaring the quarter then gone and lost forever) for size comparison. Yep. Mostly dead it was the size of the quarter. It was big and fat and I called him George because well, he was big enough he needed a name. Sean said…Hairy. His name should be Hairy.

Did I mention he was gross?
::callingpestcontrol::

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I walk my puppy, Malachi (shut up, he is too a puppy. They absolutely have 11 year old puppies. It’s totally a thing) either in the morning or at night over at the park nearby I would say 80% of the time. For sure Sean or I do it. I like to run in the morning and then come right home and walk him which would put me in the park about 7:30.

This morning, in my little family park down the street, they found a dead man with a gun. No further details but um…that would certainly curtail any morning glory you might be thinking of basking in out there as the sun rises.

Quite sad really.
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And thus I will end with this. It’s October 6th. I lost my dad 9 years ago today so I decided to celebrate my dad today by going to see The Magnificent 7 which is a remake of his all time favorite movie.

It was a great movie though I do wish the heroine wore more clothes. You can imagine Sean did not find fault with that like I did.
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It's All Good

Run on…

I’m fighting off my lowest point, revisited.

Did I ever tell you my lowest point ever? Like..the worst ever? 

I had just been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I was sleeping ALL THE TIME. I had gained 30 pounds in two months. TWO MONTHS. And I was…predictably (cause that’s me)…eating virtually nothing and was very frustrated. My doctor told me I was totally eating everything in sight and was basically lying to everyone because there was no way I could gain that kind of weight otherwise.

I mean, he’d fixed me, right? He’d put me on thyroid meds so…ALL BETTER.

Of course, now all these years later (15 years maybe?) we now know I have Celiac disease so those meds were not being absorbed thus not working. He actually said I was eating everything and sitting on the couch all day.

I reported him.

But meanwhile, there I was struggling every day to feel attractive, to run, to fit into my clothes, and to have some sort of energy and I will admit, it was the closest to depressed I’ve probably ever been.

So here I am…20 pounds overweight…my clothes don’t fit…struggling to run, to feel attractive, to find some sort of energy and Ladies and Gentlemen…

it’s definitely straining me.

This evening’s  run was awful.

The absolute worst.

I walked every twenty feet for the first mile and a half and for the second mile and a half I still walked…not as much but it was there. I wore my too tight workout shorts and my loose shirt that I still felt conspicuous in and I was uncomfortable, unattractive and I couldn’t run.

I pretty much wanted to cry the whole time.

The ironic moment came when for the first time in the entire time I’ve lived here some guy actually stopped and said “it’s way more fun to ride, Baby”.

After coasting along next to me for a little while and seeing I was ignoring him, he kept going.

No Mom, I wasn’t afraid. I was on a very busy street and there were a lot of people out enjoying the evening. It was a nice evening.

The interesting question is was he asking because he was interested or was he asking because he thought I was dying and needed a ride.

I mean, that’s a legitimate question.

What an awful terrible horrible run.

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On the upside…

My beautiful son MT wrote us a letter and we got it today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.  He told me happy birthday and how crazy perfect is that? He said I should do something fun for him on my birthday.

The ideal thing I should do is go to the firing range. He would think that would be awesome. But that would entail some serious work. So I think breakfast out will be fine.

I was pretty excited to see a letter. Pretty much the best gift.

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Alex Michael is building me a new mailbox for my birthday. Our old mailbox, which I currently do not have a photo of but I’ll try and remedy that, is very tired and has been for about 19 years. How long have we lived here? 19 years.

So he decided to build me a beautiful new one.

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There’s been a lot of discussion about design. Alex is very detailed.

It’s going to be cool.

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The end of the week workouts:

4 miles Sunday
rest day Monday
unintended rest day Tuesday 
3 miles Wednesday
6 miles Thursday (we walked a bit so very conservatively let’s say 4)
unintended rest day Friday but we walked
3 miles Saturday + 25 strength workout
total= 16 miles

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Run on…

I’m not sure how I’m supposed to figure this out.

So let’s do a comparison. A little side to side so to speak. Except I don’t know how to format that on my blog so work with me.

To be fair there are SO MANY symptoms I couldn’t type them all out reasonably. However I managed to capture enough to make my point. A comparison of Celiac Disease, Hypothyroidism, and Menopause.

Celiac:

  • Anemia
  • diarrhea*
  • Constipation*
  • hair loss
  • Energy loss*
  • Fatigue*
  • Difficult to concentrate / foggy brain*
  • Heavy painful/periods
  • fluctuating weight*
  • joint pain/muscle spasms*
  • irritability
  • Depression
  • dizziness*
  • anxiety
  • itchy skin*
  • digestive problems (understatement much)*

Hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue*
  • Weakness*
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight (despite reduced food intake)*
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle cramps and aches*
  • Constipation*
  • diarrhea*
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss/inability to concentrate*
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles*
  • Decreased libido
  • brittle nails*
  • dizziness*
  • anxiety
  • itchy skin*
  • digestive problems *
  • tingling extremities*
  • anemia

People might complain that it’s very hard to get up in the morning,” Dr. Bianco says. They might fall asleep quickly once they sit down during the day.~source

story of my life.

Menopause:

  • irregular periods *
  • loss of libido
  • fatigue*
  • hair loss
  • difficulty concentrating*
  • memory lapses*
  • dizziness*
  • weight gain*
  • brittle nails*
  • irregular heartbeat*
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • joint pain*
  • itchy skin*
  • digestive problems*
  • tingling extremities*

I had to stop but I really could have found many more I’m sure.  If it’s highlighted in red it’s on all three lists and if it has an asterisk it means I have this. So I have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac Disease, a confirmed diagnoses of Hypothyroidism and I’m guessing on the menopause. I have no symptoms but…do I?  Let’s look at the list. oh, that’s right, every single symptom is on at least two lists and most of them hit all three. And can I say gratefully, I do not have all of these symptoms. Whew. But I definitely have a majority.

How in the world do I diagnose THAT?

robots aliens halle berry extant so confused

And thus you have my problem.

Sources:

Hypothyroid Mom
Endocrine Web
Gluten Dude
34 Menopause Symptoms

 

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I did a lot on Thursday so I kept Friday to just a walking day.  I really wanted to get to the gym and elliptical/stairmaster but I had appointments that just didn’t coincide well. Also, Sean and I ditched and went to a movie. Ha. So…today I’m running.

And…it’s my birthday week…can’t forget THAT.

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Run on…and have cake. It’s my birthday weekend! (psst. It’s actually Monday but I pretty much claim June)

**Global Running Day**

It’s June 1st! The first Wednesday of June, also known as Global Running Day…

Are you getting your run in today??

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I made sure to get in my 10,000 steps yesterday. I didn’t run but I went for a really long walk and got in 13,000 steps but my Garmin … for some dumb reason… only 2,000 steps registered and today I feel TOTALLY ripped off. What the hell? I want credit for the other 11,000 steps hello!

I mean, 11,000 steps are nothing to sneeze at. It’s not like we’re talking about 50 steps. We’re talking 11,000. ELEVEN THOUSAND.

I’ll get over it. I’m sure.

Probably not. I WANT MY 11,000 STEPS BACK

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So today I’m going to run all those errands I didn’t run yesterday (like going to the store and getting groceries so my poor husband has food) and I’m going to walk the dog and such. But most important?

Yes Ma’am…I’m going to run.

Because it’s that day and I’m not injured and I’m not sick which is a freakin’ MIRACLE because every year on World Running Day I am injured or sick and I never get to run. This time…I’m running.

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I searched for a GIF this morning and accidentally came across the worst porn ever. Now I want to clean out my eyeballs and my computer.

Every job has its drawbacks.

Then I stood up to take a break and regroup I realized one of my darling animals had brought me the gift of a bunny to my kitchen. Awesome. Sean had a terrible morning and I didn’t want to add to it (I know, I’m spoiled. He will actually come home from work to take care of bunnies. It breaks my heart so much). So I took care of my very first sad bunny day.

June is my birthday month and I’m NOT FEELING THE JOY HERE>

Moving on. We’re pushing all that negativity aside and only having the joy. ONLYJOY>

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Run on…and find your joy…

We knew it was coming. The end of the world.

No, not Trump. None of us could really see THAT coming. But once that sucker came it came on like a freight train. Wait. Isn’t that a song? No…that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about me getting the cold right before everything hits. I have to go to graduation. I have the baby shower. Everything. It’s not just “a cold” It’s THE COLD. (you have to say it with a big God like scary shake the walls voice.

  • I have my husband’s cold. We knew it was coming. I’m on day one of feeling like this and he’s on day 6. He is kind of starting to feel better. I have a baby shower in a week. Pray for me
  • I had my Botox shots yesterday morning and it just never gets more fun. It is still painful. Still makes me cry and I still don’t enjoy it, not one bit, not at all. But I love my doctor. He’s kind and generous and thoughtful and funny and I’m grateful. But don’t ever think I love that appointment. Nope nope nope.
  • I am leaving for MT this morning. My nieces are graduating on Sunday. We are havin’ a PARTY!
  • I “ran” yesterday morning. If you want to call it that.
  • Because I’m sick,  I’m not running.  I’m walking the dog this morning because I like to do something before I get in the car for the day. This is a little sad but we do what we can, right?
    Sheesh…even my motivation is a little unmotivated. #Ineedanap #its8inthemorning

Run on…and if you’re sick…take a rest day. Or two.