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, May 30, 2008

Late April and early May 2008




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Plodding along northbound to the third creek crossing on Aspen Trail





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Sage grouse are not too bright. This one was trying to chase me off. Listen closely, maybe you can hear it yelling at me!

Keep moving

"If you can't fly, then run.
If you can't run, then walk.
If you can't walk, then crawl.
But whatever you do, keep moving."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Despite feeling like crap from all the migraines, I've kept moving. Attempting to finish one project at a time and not doing things I didn't feel like I could or wanted to do (like returning emails in a timely fashion) and appreciating not being dirty and sweaty all the time. I think the cause of the migraines for me is getting so much activity for so long and then stopping abruptly (Ie after an event like the Desert RATS). I think my neurotransmitters get really screwed up.

I guess I've learned my lesson, no rest for the wicked unless she wants a migraine! More migraine discussion in a week or so, I will be talking to my doctor to ask about my migraine theories.

I've been running, walking, meandering and bike riding a little bit over the last few weeks when I've felt like it and appreciating the "warmer" temperatures, like 50 degrees, woooo. I'll post some pictures later.

What I've learned from the last month of feeling relatively crappy is, do what you can and let the rest go. People who care and worry about you will contact you and wonder where the hell you've been. Figure out how to accomplish things on your own terms. Sometimes accomplishing things means catching up on reality television ALL DAY LONG and asking your kid and husband to get things for you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rainy days and migraines always get me down

Carpenter's Rainy Days and Mondays

We had 5 nice days last week and it's rained everyday since then. In addition, I've been getting migraines just often enough that I have one, recover and get another. It stinks.

Migraines stink. They make me nauseous, scared and afraid to leave the house for fear of getting another in public unable to get home. I've been doing very little running and biking.

The migraines make me feel introverted too. If you're wondering why I haven't emailed you, my attitude stinks and you probably don't want to hear from me! I'm hardcore cranky pants.

The snow is melting quickly and the trees are getting green. I'm looking forward to some warm summer days.