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, February 18, 2009

Pine Creek Pass

The road and the Pallisades in the background.

My first run since Rocky Raccoon.  I've walked, elipticized and imagined that I was getting my heart rate up.  Today's run was great.  About 1,000 feet of elevation gain and 10 miles. I felt tired and uninspired to go outside and run in traffic but I did it anyway and am glad I did!  I got some new sneakers and they fit great and felt comfortable.  They are made with Gore-Tex so the slush that inevitably gets all over my feet didn't make my them wet and cold.  Yippie!

The top of the Pass, I went a couple of miles up and a couple down the other side.  Rinse, lather and repeat.

Hey!  This road is steep.

The rock on the left was loose and crumbling before my eyes.  I was a little nervous passing it.  Although the pieces were the size of a tennis ball and smaller, I wouldn't want to get beaned in the head by any rocks.

It's views like this that make running in the winter, in the slush and cold, on the side of a busy road, worth it.


Pip said...

And you say you envy my runs! Yours put mine to shame when it comes to the scenary. I will get around to posting photos from my holiday runs in the next day or two though. My lap top has died and I'm relying on hubby's.

Unknown said...

Pip, I'd trade you in a heartbeat! I prefer water (in liquid form), warmth, and green. I wish I didn't have to wear shoes, ever! I'm stuck in ice and snow here from October through most of June. ICK!

I'm looking forward your holiday run pictures! Go marathon girl, go!

Diane J Standiford said...

When I used to run---no where but flat parks in Indiana. Awesome what you enjoy!

Unknown said...

Thanks for reading Diane! :)