loving wife.

working mother.

generally a kick-ass girl.

thyroid cancer survivor since 2015.

from the mile high city to the big apple via the city of brotherly love.

Will probably share more than I should.


9 thoughts on “About”

  1. I saw you visited and followed my blog. I wanted to stop by to say thank you *smiles*

    And … I believe we have a mutual blog friend in AllSeasonCyclist?

    By the way, I loved the part in your About that said, generally a kick-ass girl Wooohoooo

  2. From: Darin Armstrong #TeamLIVESTRONG

    Hello Laura,
    Just a quick email to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back. (#FYI I do RT’s ‘ANYTIME’ for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners #Marathoners #FitnessProfessionals who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned for support…Over 41K folks at your access.)

    All the very best to you & your family for the rest of 2013 & beyond Laura. I look forward to hearing from you…


  3. Hi Laura,
    I m having my RAI on 4th of February. I got my TT done in November and, as I was diagnosed with pappilary thyroid cancer. Your blog about RAI is really helping me to boost my spirits. I was just concerned that post RAI due you have any dental issues? and also that your salivary glands are back to normal?
    I had my first thyrogen injection today and due for another tomorrow. I am still a bit scared about the side effects of RAI. Would you like to share, if you had any? Up till now?
    Awaiting your reply.
    Thanks 😊

    1. Hi Hetal!

      I had some intermittent salivary gland issues that resolved after about a year. I haven’t noticed any dental issues. It took a few years to find the right levothyroxine dose but I feel pretty close to normal these days. I stay active and have dialed back the stress in my life to help keep fatigue at bay. I definitely prioritize sleep and self-care.

      Good luck!


  4. Hi Laura,

    I had a thyroidectomy in September and wanted to get your advice on training for a century ride. I’ve made it my goal for next year, but I am still having a hard time while my levothyroxine dose is adjusted.
    Do you have any recommendations for resources or training plans?

    – V

    1. Hi V! Thanks for reaching out! It’s really hard to achieve goals when you feel like you’re moving through pudding – but keep at it. Don’t stress about speed – focus on having a good time and doing what feels good for your body on any given day. Eventually, you will find your optimal dose and the training will fall into place.

      I don’t usually follow training plans but to achieve a century ride, just keep riding. Good luck!

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