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, August 24, 2010

Slow times

A skull in a tree on the way up to Targhee, I saw this last weekend while I was having another terrible run. A sign of things to come???

Yes, slow times. The apathy and lethargy I was feeling two weeks ago morphed into bronchitis. Yuck. I haven't done much running or hiking in the last week because I've been feeling slower and slower. The coughing started a few days ago. Yesterday, I felt hot and sweaty despite the cool temps in the 50s. I decided to go to the doctor before the cough turned into pneumonia. He told me I've got bronchitis and that it's probably bacterial (other factors are involved).

So, slow times, I'm still doing my mile a day (Day 193 of the streak). Right now I'm parked in front of the computer. In the next couple of days, I hope to catch up on emails, insurance stuff, paying bills and setting fall and winter goals.

Last week I did a couple of fun things. Below are the pics. Enjoy!
I had to ride the bus, which I don't do very often, and loved this sign. Also, the bus has INTERNET! You can't get a phone signal but you can get internet. Amazing!

Sweet Baby horse is over a year old now! She's changed so much!

My husband using the golf course he's put in the backyard. There are flags and everything but you can't see them in this picture.
I never tire of this view from the top of Fred's Mountain at Grand Targhee. I had a terrible run this day but was treated to stunning views.
Buck Mountain. I got my son to come up here with me. We nearly got to the top but had to stop just below the summit (the story of my summer!).
Buck again but as the sun is rising.

We awoke to frost on the tent and backpacks at 10,400 feet

Zane hiking up to Timberline Lake at the base of Buck Mountain. Grand Teton in the centerish part of the picture. Owen? to the right?
It's tough waking up when you're 16!
A gorgeous view of the Tetons from the East Ridge of Buck Mountain.

4th class scrambling on the East Ridge of Buck
A mama and baby moose that we nearly, literally, ran into. Mama didn't like us!


Anonymous said...

so sorry about the bronchitis! at least now you know what was going on. hope you got some antibiotics and that you feel better quickly!!


when the musics over said...

Sorry to hear you're down, Dusty. I know how you feel. My summer was a bust as I spent 2 months battling ear infection. After 2 months of malaise, my endo reviewed my labs and asked if I was taking my meds (yes, of course). He said, "great!, everything looks fine". I asked again what he thought of my 2 years of chronic leg pain and he told me to eat a banana. Nice. As long as you don't end up in ER, they are satisfied with their efforts. Quality of life? You're on your own. Which is why I am grateful for your forum. Hope you're on the mend!


Lana said...

Hey Dusty...I am sorry about your bronchitis. Am glad you got to the Dr. before it developed into pneumonia - I've not had great experience w/that, so it's good you are on top of it right away. Love your AWESOME pictures. Have you thought about putting one of those bound picture books together, for each year, to record your awesome adventures? My brother in law is a photographer w/Nasa & is a published photographer in other forums...he puts those photo books together & it's incredible. I think he uses Snapfish. You have such awesome stories to tell in words & pictures. Keep sharing!! The good AND the bad. You doubling up on meds?? :-) Lana C.

me said...

I am a registered nurse that used to be the drummer in the band Michael on Fire. We started the festival called Rockin the Tetons at Targhee. I used to sleep at the top of the ski run wake up in the morning to your beautiful views. Enjoy all that comes to you, Tobias

Anonymous said...

What incredible pictures! Hope you are back to the mountain trails and haven't had to negotiate snow yet