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.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Faces of Addison's


Although we're all different ages, sizes and genders, most of the people in the pictures have one thing in common, we've all got Addison's disease.  Thanks to those of you who emailed me pictures!  If you have Addison's, didn't send me a picture to post and would like to, go ahead.  I'll post it.                                                          
Left to right:  Jeanette, Dusty,  Michelle?, Linda, Linda's mom
November 2006

Linda, City of Trees Marathon, November 2006

Dick and Dusty


Jim Mitchell



I didn't ask permission to mention these girl's names.  A New Jersey Addison's meeting.  This was my first meeting with other with Addisons!

Pip and her bike.

  Awesome Wanda and me at Thanksgiving

Shelley's quilt.  I posted the picture of the quilt because I know Shelley want me to post her picture.  Shelley's cute!  Take my word for it!!

Northern California Addisonian's at the Vineman Triathlon 2007

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


  • Click on the Facebook link in the right hand column so I can meet you, please!  Thanks SW, I've enjoyed looking at your profile, you're amazing!!
  • I can't manage to keep up with much of anything, especially emails.  Sorry.
  • Although a gal promised to workout with me at the gym in the wee hours of the morning, she hasn't.  It's actually worked out really well.  I've been going to the gym at 5:45 or 6:00 am and then running or lifting.  It's been great getting running all done before everyone gets up.  I usually procrastinate nearly all day long.
  • The melatonin I'm taking for migraines and sleep is helping A LOT.  I wake up feeling refreshed.  I'm hoping that the melatonin keeps the migraines away.
  • Below are pictures from my outings during the last week.

Pole Canyon snowshoe.  I missed Allison BUT I did have fun making this track in the untracked snow.

Only in Idaho!  See the dog on the back of the truck?  He/She is sitting on hay bales.  Definitely not an uncommon sight. 

Running at night, in the snow, from my perspective.

Picture of no particular significance.  An apple core on the side of the road with bird prints around it.  I thought it looked cool.