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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Streaking again! Day 75 and counting

Streaking again. A minimum of one mile a day walking and three pullups most days. That adds up to seven miles a week and 75 miles over the course of the last 75 days. It's really a great feeling to have done this and continue to do it. I urge you, plead with you, do it too. Make a commitment to getting a minimum of exercise every day. Set your distance.

What? Did I hear you say you don't have time? If you have a treadmill, put a 1" X 10" board across the handles and put your lap top on top or your phone or your book or turn on the radio and drink your coffee. Be productive and exercise. Walk to the mailbox. Move your body.

Go out today and measure out .5 miles from your front door in various directions so you can go outside and walk a mile without having to think about it.

The reasons I'm pushing the streaking so hard:

1) Great sense of accomplishment
2) Easy way to motivate to get into shape and maintain it
3) Bragging rights
4) Americans are lazy and need a kick in the butt
5) Getting into good shape starts with baby steps, or in this case, a big commitment!
6) Because you can!!

I know of one person from the forum who started her streak yesterday. Yay you! I'm not mentioning your name cause I didn't get permission. If you want to post to the comments and out yourself, please do!!

Shelley, keep up your streak too. I'm really proud of you for fighting the roadblocks that are in your way. You're doing great!


Anonymous said...

Well I wish the last three days I could have done something....but I've been laid up with another cold/chest/ear thing AGAIN!! I would persevere and keep going except the doc thinks that I need more rest and lots of sudafed to try and keep the ear from getting infected again. It's full of fluid right now but (crossed fingers) it's not infected. I get so frustrated with how often I get sick. I just don't get it! So I am so impressed by your great streak and I will be streaking again as soon as I can hear and breath well again.

Unknown said...


Fingers, toes and arms crossed for you and your quick recovery.

I hope you are better than new when you recover!