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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Running partner needed

I'd sure like to find someone who wants to run once and a while and will show up! PLEASE, if you fit the description, call me on my cell. 307-413-7318 or email me

Here's the latest, tentative plan. Actually, if there's someone who wants to join me, I can ride, skate, run, walk, hike, you name it. I'll change my plans if someone want so join me. You don't have to do the whole thing, you can do part.

Thursday - Aspen Trail Trail Head 3:20ish pm. Bring your headlamp just in case!

Friday - REST

Saturday - Up and down Pine Creek Pass a couple of times

Sunday - Up Teton Pass until my husband picks me up and we drive over to the Jackson (to the pool). If you join me, you can come to the pool too. The slide will be open!

Monday - Walking or the elliptical at the gym

Yes, I'm desperate for a little bit of company once a week or so. I sure do miss you Allison. Cracking ice and dumping snow on myself is not as fun without you.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Festival of Trees is over & other stuff

Festival of Trees is over.  Milissa and I were co-chairs of the event that benefitted Teton Valley Hospital's emergent care needs.  As you will see below, we transformed MD Nursery's Greenhouse into a red carpet event.  It was fun to dress up and wonderful to see the generosity of the community.  MD Nursery also donated the building and staff to make this event possible.  They were absolutely fantastic!

Now I have some time to start my newest job of bookkeeping for Teton Valley Adventures, a snowmobile tour company and snowmobile rental company.  I just got put on the insurance to drive the vehicles so I think that my job will be slightly more than just bookkeeping...

Last week I was able to get some runs in, pictures below.  Now I've got about 60 days until the Rocky Raccoon race in Huntsville, Texas.  Time to buckle down with training for the event!  Want to run/walk/skate/swim/spin, call me or email me.  

Milissa looking gorgeous while displaying a hand painted table (Leanne Domingue) during the auction.

The ice sculpture being set up by "The Ice Man", Michael Hoffman.

The auction seating before the guests arrived.  The ice sculpture is straight ahead, trees on the left, wreaths on the right.

Sunday's run to the top of Pole Canyon with new friends.  From left to right:  Dusty, Liz, Mike, Casey and Jill

Dorky me at Aspen Trail.  I forgot my camera so I took a picture with my phone.  This was my first really intentional night run.  I saw NO bear tracks despite the rumor that a Grizzly is inhabiting the area.

Looking east from about 400 S (last week).

I turned around and took a picture to the west of the sun setting.