How to Stress Less #1

Why am I falling so awkwardly? It’s part of my mission to reclaim my health and heal from Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. What’s that again? Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition; the body creates antibodies that attack the thyroid, causing inflammation and damage. As a result, the body makes decreased amounts of thyroid hormone. My symptoms include extreme fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, vitamin deficiency (anemia), acne, stomach […]

Diagnosis: Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism earlier this month. Here’s the story that got us to now… I have a sit-to-stand desk at work, and last fall, I started sitting more often than I was standing. Just after The North Face 50 Mile (San Francisco), Ben & I decided to take a running break and run whenever we felt […]

Routine in ’15: Check-in #1

Ahh, the moment of truth – remember those 2015 goals? I haven’t forgotten them. Here’s my “weigh-in:” [Source] 1) Reduce the amount of stress in my life. STATUS: IN PROGRESS Completed 2 out of 3 one-on-one wellness coaching sessions, which were actually really productive! Finished 2 of 6 stress management online courses. Scheduling massages around 2-3 times per month (as budget/time […]

Some Things: One Year

What a difference a year makes! This is Some Things Sunday, the One Year edition. It’s been ONE YEAR… 1) …since we moved out to Southern California. There are a lot of places, people, and friends we miss back in Indiana. California’s given us so many  new experiences and opportunities to run, to meet new people, make new connections, […]

Routine in 2015

The thing about New Year’s resolutions is that people have awesome intentions, but, by the end of the month, they’ve already failed at it. I can think of a handful of resolutions I’ve made that sort of worked out, but it seems like the reason they failed is that I set the goal with no actual plan. Interestingly, I prefer somewhat of […]