Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Friday, July 27, 2007

8 more days!!!!

Yesterday I finally forced myself to get outside and ride. I went "around the block". On the way out of my subdivision, there is a blue heron that is hanging out by our lake! It was there again this morning. I don't know why it wants to hang out by our lake, it has no fish.

Once again the bald eagle was sitting on the telephone pole on Bates Road by the Teton River. They are huge, beautiful and impressive! About half way around the block, I could see a HUGE thunderstorm rolling in. Luckily, I missed most of it!

Today I went for a run and ride. Both went well! Dolly, our miniature schnauzer accompanied me on my run. She loves running! Here's a picture of her with highlights.

I'm so nervous about the Vineman. All of my doubts and fears are rolling in since the training has tapered off. Will I be able to do it? Will I finish? Will I disappoint everyone??

Lastly, I want to share that balancing meds is so important for people with Addison's (and other diseases too). If our meds aren't the right ones for us, taken at the best times for us or taken in the correct quantities, it's so hard to be your best. Please keep a med journal where you keep track of how you feel. It's so important to be your best. YOU DESERVE IT!! Don't settle for a doctor telling you you have no options left or you are feeling the best you can hope to feel. If you have a doctor who is telling you that or is not up to date on the latest research, RUN!!! Find someone who cares about you as a person and wants you to be the best you that you can be!


Ree said...

It's not possible for you to disappoint anyone, Dusty. You've ALREADY done so much that is admirable- this race is just the icing on the cake!

Just focus on taking care of yourself, and trust yourself. You'll be fine.

****BIG FAT HUGS!!****

PS- That dog is remarkably tolerant... (what fun!)

Anonymous said...

What an awesome thing you are doing! You go, girl!

--a newly diagnosed Addisonian, recently back to working out and loving it