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, April 25, 2010

Time to buckle down for some buckles


Buckling down for more of these buckles.

A broken hip has not dampened my enthusiasm for ultrarunning. If anything, it's made me even more enthusiastic and excited to run a few hundreds. When you complete a 100, you get a belt buckle.

I've decided to do the Big Horn 100 in June. The Swan Crest 100 in late July and either the Grand Teton 100 or the Bear 100 in September.

I've walked a mile a day minimum, every day for 72 days now (thanks Steve Tursi for the inspiration to streak again!!). By the way, walking a mile a day is a challenge that I encourage everyone to try. In addition to the mile a day, I've been walking and doing a little running. I've had several 50 mile weeks and a 26.2 mile day in the last 2 months! Right after the 26.2 mile day, I felt some (possibly misplaced) confidence that inspired me to sign up for Big Horn about a month ago.

Last week, I realized that Big Horn was 2 months away and decided I need to buckle down on my training. I need to start running more and walking less.

Here are some pictures from my outdoor training.


Running is never boring in Idaho and Wyoming, look what I found on the side of the highway an air gun.




Still lots of snow at the top of Teton Pass




I needed to use the restroom but it was a little inaccessible




Snow is melting!




I love this sign




My super fun friend Meara and I tackled the Aspen Trail today. We are definitely optimistic people because we kept thinking the farther we went on the trail, that there would be less snow. No dice. Lots of snow for over four miles! We took the road back around to the car.



Meara is standing in the spot of trail with no snow.

6 comments:

Pip said...

Fantastic! I'm so glad to hear you're putting in the distances again and that your hip is holding up. You really do have amazing recovery skills. I'm getting back into things officially this week and am rather pleased with that, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale. Yay us!

Linda said...

You are such a studette!

Unknown said...

Thanks Linda and Pip! Yay to all of us! Linda you're a studette. I'm a plodder :)

Anonymous said...

Gotta love you optimism!! I hope you don't over do on that newly mended hip, I expect you to stay healthy no matter what! My exercise streak is nothing like yours but I have exercised 5 out of 7 days for the last 2 weeks. The yoga on Mon. darn near killed me but I did walk my mile today! At this rate I'll have caught up to you in 100+ years (hee hee)
Keep up the good work!
Hugs,
Shelley

Unknown said...

Shelley you're doing great! Yoga is super hard and that's why I don't do it. :) You must be feeling better!!

Keep up the good work!!!

XO

Dusty

Leigh Bender said...

Way to go, Dusty! You're amazing.