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, August 8, 2008

Mountain RATS, tired and television

I got back from Mountain RATS in Steamboat Springs on Monday. It was a great trip with lots of hard work and lots of laughs but I burned the candle at both ends before I left and during the trip. I got home Monday with a stomach ache and tired. Today (Friday) I'm back to "normal". In the interim, I've been watching a lot of television, popping Zofran and hydrocortisone. Hey all of you Addison's people, I have lots of down days too!

I think I might do a local race tomorrow. We'll see how I feel and if my bike's drive train will cooperate. I'm probably NOT pacing in Leadville, Julie doesn't seem to be interested in me helping her :( I'm so bummed.

Anyway, Steamboat was great, great scenery, great people and lots of motivation to do more and be more with myself when it comes to running, racing and daily life. The 24 participants carried all of their food, gear and ground pads. The staff carried their sleeping bags. They ran 8 miles the first day, 25 miles the second, 25 miles the third and 18 the last. The race ended up at the top of the gondola in Steamboat. I'm always so impressed with how fast the racers are and how hard they work on a "vacation". All I did was give them water and write down their times!



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The start of Mountain RATS


Allen Belshaw approaching aid station one during the first stage



Runners relaxing after the first stage



Starting day 2



Karen's wondering how the heck she's going to get so much crap into such a small space.



Reid and I marked the course for the next day. It was tough work but someone had to do it! Thanks John for the loaner bike!



A beautiful sunset. This picture doesn't do it justice.



Scott Jaime starting day 4. Scott ended up winning!



Marc Miller looking cheerful at aid station 1 on day 4. It was a beautiful spot!



Dessa Willie finishing the race!! Yay Dessa!



Reid, Josh and Karen at the finish line.



The racers at the finish line.



Jenna Gruben and I showing off our flair.



Tia Bodington icing a painful foot. Tia's doing the Leadville 100 in a couple of weeks. Go Tia!!