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 13, 2007

P from Ohio

P - I am sorry you are so angry and your life is so bad that you feel like you want to undermine a fund raising campaign that I've (and many other selfless people) have been putting every spare bit of effort toward for the last 9 months (see the thank yous below). Please let go of the anger and understand we can all help each other by talking, sharing, asking questions and LISTENING.

I hope that things get better for you. Don't let misdirected anger get the best of you. Anger is detrimental to you and anyone you are directing it toward.

The definition of volunteerism is giving and expecting NOTHING in return. Many who volunteer get satisfaction out of helping others, expecting a return can leave you, obviously, feeling very empty.

The last 9 months of training are going to culminate in an awesome event that will raise awareness about Addison's Disease, allow me to meet the Northern California contingent of the NADF, raise money to help others, contribute to a great cause through my time, money, blood, sweat and tears and to make a difference and inspire at least one person in the world. I'm also going to test the hell out of my meds, training and endurance.
Best of luck to you P. I hope your day and life get better. I'm doing this race for all of us, even you. Today I am going to think of you and send positive thoughts your way while I ride and run for over 3 hours. I am sure I am generating a LOT of positive energy for you!! YOU CAN'T BRING ME DOWN! :) Dusty

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thank you!

I have so many people to thank for helping me make the Vineman triathlon fund raiser possible! Here we go:
  • Paul, my husband, for supporting me every way possible, even when he thought it might be a dangerous, insane idea.
  • Allison, my partner in crime, for being my agreeable weight lifting partner, running partner and good friend. She and Dave also designed the fabulous brochures too.
  • Sheree, my friend, for listening to me whine and brag about myself and for cheering me on.
  • Colleen, a new friend of mine, who inspired me to do a triathlon in the first place. She made and continues to make me feel like I can actually do this thing. Now she's helping me prepare my clothing and feed myself for the Vineman too!!
  • Zane, my son, for humoring me in this endeavor and for accompanying me to Jackson to swim.
  • Lisa Smith-Batchen for generously giving advice, encouragement and for linking this blog to hers on her website.
  • Virginia, from the NADF, for taking the fund raising portion and running with it despite how busy she is in her own life!
  • Trice, from the NADF, for the banners, positive attitude, and her fund raising efforts.
  • Mel, from the NADF, for all of her information and help.
  • Kathy, from the NADF, for the copy for the brochure and the website.
  • Kate, from the NADF, for the beautiful website.
  • Pam, from the NADF, for her enthusiasm, support and help with the fund raising.
  • Emily, at the Teton Valley News, for writing a nice article about me in our local paper and for doing a great interview.
  • Nancy, from Powder Mountain Press, for donating 50 color brochures and her excellent editing skills.
  • Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!
  • Thanks to all who support me in so many ways!!