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.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Montana for rejuvenation

Paul and I went to Darby, Montana for a long weekend. This is the third year in a row we've gone to visit A&D and to see Darby Logger Days. Darby Logger Days is a lumberjack competition. Logger Days has a parade. Here are a couple of pictures from the parade. That's a souped up chainsaw on the back of that semi truck!

My favorite part of the parade was all the candy they threw. I only knocked one kid over for it (kidding).

As you can probably guess, Darby, Montana is a logging town. The sign below is from the laundromat. No spiked shoes refers to the shoes that the loggers wear.

Although the picture of the cowboy on a bike is not clear or centered, you get the idea of what a different world Darby is from where the rest of us live. The bike rider was about 70. Yes, that's his cow dog running beside him!

So Montana! So perfect! I think this is my favorite gym name ever!!

Allison and Sheree made this great poster for me. Thanks ladies!

About me (stop reading here if you don't want to hear complaining!): Well, mentally, I was shot last week. The trail run on the Pass helped immeasurably as did the trail runs with Paul and Allison this weekend. We ran on Tin Cup Trail and around Lake Como. Both runs went great. I've been physically tired though. I rested (*choke*) three days in a row!!! Today I think I am ready to get up and out. I hope my body will hold out for the Vineman. I think it will with careful hydration, eating, medication and sticking to my race plan. Zane is visiting his grandmas and grandpas for the next month so the next week of mental and physical preparations will be uninterrupted.


Ree said...
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Ree said...

I'm pretty sure the only reason that cowboy is on a bike with his cowdog running along is a DUI...

Ree said...

You didn't knock over any kids for candy? Are you feeling okay? I'd have thought knocking them over AND squeezing their fingers was completely reasonable, with candy involved!

Linda Ambard said...

You go, girl! I know that you can do it. You are in my thoughts. I wish I could do this race with you. You rock!