I haven't posted in a few days, because I haven't much to share til now. I haven't been able to run since the 10k as I've been plagued by this respiratory thing. Still waking up feeling steamrolled. I'm totally snotsville, with a raw throat, coughing and blowing my nose like a little kid. Sexy, huh?
Good news: I got my final project done at school. Test is on December 2 I think. Only 2 more weeks of school after Thanksgiving. I probably will not take classes next semester. Instead of adding more things to my plate, I want to just maintain . . . work, train, rinse, repeat. Research new cities and PhD programs. Etc.
Good news?: I may be able to do both St. Anthony's and FL 70.3 next year, which means I will be almost to my goal of 3 Half Ironman races. Keep your fingers crossed.
Bad? news: the endocrinologist found what he's pretty sure is a nodule on my thyroid today. More tests and a re-visit in 6 weeks, but the bump is pretty big, and a nodule frequently indicates thyroid disease. He also thinks I might be insulin-resistant (hypoglycemic). This is not the news everyone would want, but I'm kind of excited about the prospect of actually solving some more of my daily woes. Now that I'm only down to 3 medications (2 if you don't count the NuvaRing - Toprol and Zoloft), the idea that a correct diagnosis and only 1 or 2 more medications might finally get me stabilized? BEYOND exciting.
Miscellaneous: This is going to sound mean, but I wish Kona the dog was in Hawaii like the Ironman. He's on this kick of crying in his crate at night until he falls asleep and every morning if I don't get him up by 7. That may sound late to you, but my schedule now has me coming in at 10, so I have a almost 2 more hours to sleep. He's always done this, but it hasn't been such a problem until now when I don't feel good and have been waking up mysteriously at midnight or 1am almost every night and not getting back to sleep until 3 or 4. So, I'm trying some new things - he gets to sleep with me now (still in his crate, but in my room.) I think he'll go back downstairs because he drives me even crazier upstairs. I'm also trying to give him more space, slowly, by letting him stay in a bathroom today while I'm gone. This is my 4th or 5th attempt at this - wish me luck. But between him and just waking up randomly in the middle of the night, I am not really sleeping.
My goal is to start running again this week. Wish me luck.