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.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pocatello 50 miler






A big thank you to everyone who thought good thoughts for me yesterday!  I appreciate it!

Good news, I finished the Pocatello 50 without crying.  I accomplished two goals that I set out to accomplish.  The Pocatello 50 mile race course was actually 51.8 miles and 13,700 feet of vertical elevation gain and I got a few extra tenths at about mile 39 because we thought we were lost and back tracked.  The race was run very, very well.  The course was very hard and beautiful.

As far as Addison's goes, I gave the race director my usual letter about Addison's and my emergency injection kit.  Well the race director did an awesome job making me comfortable being on this rural, difficult course.  All of the aid station people knew about me and when I checked in, one of the aid station people would come over, put a hand on my shoulder, look me in the eye and ask me how I was doing.  At the end of the race, both race directors came up to me and shook my hand.  It was so nice to know that anyone who was working on the race would know to give me a shot if I got hurt or became unresponsive for any reason.

Meds:  
  • 25 mg/day usual
  • 30 mg/day on Wednesday
  • 35 mg/ day on Thursday and Friday
  • Race day
  • 10 mg on waking
  • 10 mg before the race
  • 5 -10 mg/hour during the race for 14 hours


Mike E, me and Paul moments before the start



Beautiful trail and sunrise



Incredibly steep and there was NO trail.  It took about 45 minutes to go one mile



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Damn, I'm so graceful.  Watch this, it's funny



Thinking we're off trail at about mile 39, we're all in great spirits!  Me, Jeff, Olga and Larry



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51.8 MILES FINISHED!
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