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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Streak, day 89. 37 days until my first 100 of 2010!

Every pair of sneakers I have is wet and muddy, I like it!

I haven't posted any training stuff in a long time so I thought I'd throw it in here. Pictures below if you want to skip the words.

  • I've walked a minimum of one mile a day for 89 days now! Yahoo!
  • The formerly broken hip feels great. The only part that's sore are the weakened muscles.
  • My weekly mileage is right where I want it to be. I'm a little slow but feeling very good about the number of miles and how my body is feeling.
  • I'm feeling so good that I signed up for another 100 at the end of July. My friend Lora hooked me up with an awesome woman, ER, who is tough, knows the trail and wants to pace me!!!! Yahoo!!
  • Trails are few and far between so far. We've gotten hit with lots of late season snow and cold. I can't wait for spring!
Last week was a great running week. The best part was the weekend. I had a 28.7 mile (have to include the .7) run up and over Teton Pass with Meara and then I ran back alone. Meara's enthusiasm was contagious and we had an awesome time! Sunday I went out with Sharon and Corina for an 18 miler. Sunday evening I was sore and tired but Monday morning I felt fine! I'm doing something right. Additionally, on my long run, I was hungry the whole time and I kept eating without getting nauseous. Ahhhh small victories. The weekend before I had to long and good back to back runs too. Things are looking good.

"Aid station" at mile 12 of 18. Corina, Sharon and Buttercup get refueled for the trail.

Aspen Trail with Sharon and Corina

Meara showing her enthusiasm for running up and over Teton Pass. 15 miles and 2,000+ vertical elevation gain. Well done Meara!!

At the top of Teton Pass. 8,400 feet. An action shot. You're looking down into Jackson Hole behind us.

Steep, steep steep.

We looked over the Teton Pass guardrail and spied some trail and a moose. The moose wouldn't go away, turned it's back to us and started eating. We acted like tourists and took pictures. See the moose in the middle of the picture?

Glory Bowl in the background

Looks like winter, eh? Feels like it too. Beautiful!

We make it to Wilson, Wyoming! Time for lunch and then I head back over on foot.

The weather changes fast here. Beautiful on the way over, snowing hard on the way back.

Snow plow heading up to do some work in the fresh snow.

This sign cracks me up. How many places have a sign that says, "skijoring" on them.

Susie, Heather, Sharon and Tammy out on Bovine Bliss

Momma and baby moose on Channel Lock

A random shot of a horse kissing me. His name is Cisco.

Even more random. I was in town and saw this Chukar. It's a game bird. What the heck was it doing wandering around Driggs, ID?


Pip said...

Fantastic post and photos! I'm relieved for you that your hip is holding up. I'm back into running in a slightly smaller way, training with my old squad and working out with my personal trainer. I'm trying to regain lost muscle, and lose the five or six kilos I've gained in the last few months (thanks in part to a higher than usual dose of Hydrocortisone).

And, as I've said before, I'd love to run with you and still do intend to but I just know that altitude is going to kill my sea-level dweller lungs!

Unknown said...

Thanks Pip! So glad to hear you're getting back to things too! I have a feeling that when we run together, you'll be thinking I'm a slow poke! I'll need the advantage of your sea-level dweller lungs. I hope you post to your blogs soon. I miss reading about your life!

:) Dusty

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics and report, Dusty. Glad to be in touch and reading your blog again.

Best wishes,

Connie :)

Lora said...

Your photos from the entire Winter season seems like your most fun one so far--yes?

You're incredibly inspiring!! Miss you mucho!

Unknown said...

Connie, thanks for reading!

Lora, miss you too! Every run is my best one...and my favorite unless it's on the road. :) XO Dusty

PuddleThumper said...

It's great to see you are back at it. Small victories? Nope! all the small ones add up to big victories. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks PT!

Congrats to you too on your race this weekend. Well done!!

:) Dusty