Running with Hashimoto’s


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“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1 NIV

Since writing this article people have been asking me on social media: How do I train for a half marathon with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? There are some things I do based on knowing my body, and balancing what I know about this thyroid autoimmune condition.

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What a Difference a Year Makes

In a couple of days I will get an ultrasound of my bump. And for all of you out there wondering if we will find out if it’s a boy or a girl, we are going to let baby Thureen be a surprise.

Interestingly, it will also be one year since I went through a thyroid scan of the bump I had on my thyroid. That test last year was what gave my specialist information that I did need to undergo thyroid surgery. What a difference 12 months can make – I’m thankful to be dealing with more positive doctor visits this year versus last, and a much different ‘scan’ of my body. Continue reading