Hi and welcome! My name is Dina and I am a 30 something Connecticut girl living in Central Florida.
In 2009 I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. Graves is “an autoimmune disorder that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).” There is no cure. Seven months ago I had RAI, which is where you take a pill that kills your thyroid.
I have gone from having a super-fast metabolism, to one that needs to be stimulated by medication. I knew that if I did not exercise regularly and really watch what I eat, I would easily gain weight. So I started to run.
Running is something I wanted to do, and attempted a few times, because the idea of racing intrigued me. I was scared to enter races but got the push to just try by a helpful running co-worker. I am now training for my first half-marathon and loving every minute.
J, my husband and full-time law school student. He loves food more than anyone I have ever known.
Tail, who is super cute and probably plotting to take over the world.