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, December 14, 2007

2007 coming to an end

The gym membership is up and A & I enjoyed our last day by (mis)using every piece of equipment in the gym. I'm not renewing because the cost relatively high compared to the services. Very sad because I like to get out of the house and workout. My garage is very cold...more about that in a minute.

A & I on the last day. You can't tell from the picture but we're wearing the same shirt. We didn't dress alike on purpose!

We got all of the stability balls out and threw them at each other and kicked them around.

Really, really messing around. Weight belt attached to the rubber band attached to the chin up bar. Not comfortable.

In addition, we hit the treadmills and put them up to 15% grade and 8.3 miles an hour. A is much stronger than I and lasted longer. It's hard to run fast when you're laughing very hard.

The temperature a couple of mornings ago. Typical of Teton Valley, Idaho. The cold winter temperatures and long, dark days are the reason we set up the "gym" in the garage.

The treadmill is new. The weights, weight bench and rowing machine came from the See N Save!

This picture has nothing to do with the above pictures. It's a beautiful Teton Valley sunset.


Bob - said...

umm did that say MINUS 11 degrees :-0 ...holy coldness !!

Love the gym pics!!

ahhhh u girls are trouble...I can see the Margaritas being made already at the end of our 100 miler--haha

Your home gym looks great & sweet new treadmill !

TonyP said...

Bob G. told me to stop by and check out your blog. Great stuff. He pushed me into starting my own.

I hear you did GTR 50 last year and are doing GTR 100 in 2008. I did the 100 in stuff. Hope to see you there.


Unknown said...


MINUS 11 is just the beginning. It's still Fall!!!

Allison, the woman in the gym pictures, is our official Margarita girl for the GTR 100.

:) Dusty

Unknown said...


Thanks for looking at my blog! I'll be heading on over to yours in a minute. Are you a Jersey Boy?

See ya at the races!

:) Dusty

TonyP said...

Born in Jersey, but have been all over (Brooklyn, London, Miami, Nashville, Dayton, etc...).

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

dusty...I love my garage workouts:)
we are coming back to the tetons for christmas..cant wait

Unknown said...


Have a fun Christmas and a very safe drive up here! I'll honk if I see you running by me.

:) Dusty