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, December 10, 2007

Picked last in gym class

Yep, I really was. All through elementary school (I'm in the white dress next to the teacher), middle school and high school. I'm not much better at sports now but I can say I am persistent.

Want to succeed? Want to accomplish your goals? Set a goal, create reasonable steps, read inspirational books about what you want to accomplish, tell people about your goal, find a partner and/or coach and do the steps.

Make a plan and commit to it, you will succeed even if you were picked last in gym class!

"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be." George Sheehan (physician, author and running enthusiast)


Bob - said...
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Bob - said...

Great Post Dusty and way to persevere and make things happen instead of wondering what happened!!

...I have been plugged into motivational books and speakers for many years.

this is one of my favorite quotes.

WORK Harder on yourself then you do on your job and everything will WORK out fine :-) ... too many people let the JOB control all the other things (faith, family, friends) that are so much more important then any stinking JOB...

Reason why I bring this up is BECAUSE some of the reasons people don't have goals or dream as much is they blame it on they are so busy with the job thing...

and lastly this is another good quote...

ALL excuses are EQUAL and ANY Excuse will do :-)

Happy Holidays !!

Bob - said...

PS Love the Grade School NJ school pic looks the same, funny how we all looked pretty goofy back then--hahaa

I loved my Toughskins jeans, ya know the green and rust color one lmaoooooo

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

love this post..I was also picked last in gym class and did not make the cross country team because I was to slow!

Brad said...

Here here. As a fellow member of the "picked last at gym" club somehow I thought I just didn't have what it took. Boy was I wrong.

Glad to see you doing so well. Hope to catch up soon (and to catch up in person in the near future too).

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't know I was in such good company!

Bob, post a picture of you when you were a kid on your blog. Bob's blog is at

Lisa, you've come a long way baby! It's very hard to believe YOU were picked last in gym class!!! Lisa's blog is

Brad, come out and visit us! We've got bikes and trails and well, you know about the fantastic views! I miss you!!!