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.

Monday, October 8, 2007

My mistakes yesterday

This might be interesting to Addison's people, it might not.

Yesterday's run was AWFUL for me. I was totally wimpy. I got home last night and realized what my problems were after I thought about the run and looked at my numbers from my heart rate monitor.

1) No food plan
2) No med plan
3) No hydration plan
4) I came into the run dehydrated

Basically, I set myself up to fail. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

If you have Addison's (and maybe if you don't), you need to think through all of the above items before doing anything that is beyond your usual activity level. It doesn't matter if you're running, on a busy vacation, cooking Thanksgiving dinner or working in the garden. If you're doing an activity that stretches you, you've got to keep the above items in mind.

I learned my lesson and I won't take a long run as casually again!


John said...

Dusty - I'm working on a product that makes hydration easier. It's a water bottle that straps to your arm. Check it out and let me know your thoughts:

Jan said...

Hi Dusty,
I do the same dumb thing all the itme. Since I can't participate in sports activities. mine relates to the other issues you brought up. We went to visit my daughter in Baltimore last Sunday. I felt really good that day and did not increase my steriods like I planned to.....consequently I paid dearly the next day. I have got to get it into my thick head that even if I feel good the day of the activity I have to take more steriod so I don't crash the next day. Good point you brought up'

Unknown said...


I think it's all the same, exercise or a big change in routine! The outcome can also be the same where we pay the price!!!

Sometimes it's a struggle to regulate the hormones!!

:) Dusty