I’m very blessed in so many ways. I’ve got some of the greatest family and friends around me right now, and there are some great things coming in my future, including running the NYC Marathon in November.
Life is never without it’s battles though, and for me, a big one is my Hashimoto’s Thryoiditis. Lately, the extreme fatigue (the worst issue for me with it) has been testing me. It’s an extreme exhaustion that makes you feel like you can’t function so well. I will get so drowsy that I find it difficult to stay awake at work. Unfortunately, I have even dozed off for a few seconds or so a number of times. Thankfully, I somehow manage to catch myself and jolt awake again. Obviously, this isn’t a good situation, especially when it comes to happening while working.
With Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I will find myself tired in the morning and afternoon, then oddly more awake when it’s actually time for bed. It’s frustrating when you push through the day and then when you can climb into bed, you find yourself awake, thinking about this and that. A mind that just won’t calm down and wants to consider everything in life. It’s no wonder that I can find myself waking up in the morning not feeling so refreshed.
Also, if I do a hard training run or race, it’s almost certain that the next day will be a struggle energy-wise. That’s both physically and mentally true. It has happened after my recent half marathons, making that already tough Monday workday even harder. At least it feels as if that’s true.
Right now, the whole Daylight Savings Time change has me feeling out of steam. I know it throws most people off, but I think my thyroid issues make it feel worse, as if I’m holding up a heavier head or something.
With my TCS NYC Marathon training starting in a few weeks, I’m full-on into my weight-loss journey. This has me pushing myself harder in the gym and generally work-out wise. Also, I’m keeping stricter tabs on myself with my nutrition. This kind of gives me a chance to “re-educate” myself on getting through the rougher patches with my thyroid crud.
It’s been just over a year since I trained for a marathon (with 2016 being a ‘no marathon year’), so I know there are going to be times during training that I’m going to struggle. But, I’m ready. Well, I’m ready mentally and emotionally anyway, LOL! My faith in God to get me back to NYC to run those five boroughs is the foundation of it all for me. I completely believe that With God All Things Are Possible!
My favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13 is always on my mind.