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.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Long run

Stunning wildflowers in Death Canyon near Fox Creek Pass.

Great run yesterday. Went from Teton Canyon to Moose Creek. I was so fortunate, my husband dropped me off and picked me up (with Dave) so there was no shuttling post run.

My little packets of pills are working out great for my long runs and I would highly recommend this method to others who do endurance events with Addison's. I put salt tablets in and 5 mg of HC. I take them every hour on the hour (the only way I can remember to take them). It keeps my energy stable throughout the day. In the last few hours, I felt like I was lagging a little bit so I took 10 mg HC all at once and that held me over to the end of the run. I had no trouble sleeping so I don't think I over did the HC.

I estimated the run would be about 25 miles but it turned out to be 40 with 14, 500 vertical elevation gain. I felt really good about how prepared I was. I had most everything I needed to spend the night out there if I had to. The only thing lacking was a backup chapstick. I lost my chapstick half way through and considered asking perfect strangers if I could use theirs!! I toughed it out. My body feels good today but I am a little tired. I will take extra HC today, probably 10-15 mg.

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Teton Canyon

Buck Mountain

Getting dorkier the more time I spend alone.

High point of the run

Amazing view of Death Canyon.

Moose in Moose Meadows, good thing I saw it early. The though of meeting up with one of these beasts kept me yelling loudly and singing badly. I scared off some elk with this technique too.

Love this sign. It always makes me a little bit scared day or night. Good thing I was almost about to be picked up before I really freaked myself out.


Pip said...

Every time you do one of these posts it just makes me want to come run with you even more!

Unknown said...

Pip, if you ever want to come out, you are more than welcome! We'd have lots of fun.

:) Dusty

Mary said...


I am newly diagnosed with AD (3 wks now) and am awestruck by your feats! I hope someday to have a tenth of your energy. Please keep blogging!

Unknown said...

Thanks Mary! It's all about baby steps, setting goals and taking good care of your body. You can get to where ever you want to go with a plan! :) Dusty