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, September 12, 2010


In the month or so since I last posted, I've been super boring.  I rested from the bronchitis and stopped coughing last week.  I've gone for one hike.  I've caught up on house cleaning, paying bills and work.  Getting caught up made me realize that the last three or four years of running have taken a toll on other parts of my life!  I was really behind.

Starting tomorrow, I will be back to running and training.  I'll post a list of races I'm going to commit to.

Thanks so much to my wonderful friends who have sent me unexpected gifts (Donna and Elise!) and those who have emailed me (Leigh, Wanda, Elise, Jason).  I know I've been in a funk and it would definitely be a much deeper funk if I wasn't treated so kindly by my friends.

I'm thankful for my friends, my health (which overall is pretty good), warm weather down here in Teton Valley and for having a flexible job that works around the other things in my life.

Recently, one of my caretaking clients noticed a bear at the ranch.  Click here for some video of the bear walking around the pond and a local news story. Fish and Game brought a trap.  They caught 3 bears, not one.  I was lucky enough to see the last one trapped.

Here's what it sounded like!

 Here it is being released by Fish and Game.  Picture is from the local paper, the Teton Valley News.

 A frozen spider web.

 Looking into a creek

 Looking at Buck Mountain from the trail.

 Bugs have carved a mountain scene in an old log.

 Amber waves of grain.

My baby starts his junior year of Teton High School.


Woochi said...

It's good to hear you're feeling better and are ready to get back in the game!

Don't forget to take it easy the first week :)

Pip said...

Great to hear from you! I have been thinking of you even though I haven't been in touch.

Thanks for the comment on my blog - I needed that! I think I'm going to have to write a post teasing out why I feel the need to be faster, just so that I can understand it myself.

Anonymous said...

I have been a terrible friend, but you have been on my heart. It sucks to feel bad! Enjoy the fall before winter hits. I will key you soon. Phil is getting ready to deploy for training and then his tour in Afghanistan. Wah!

Unknown said...

Thanks Woochi, Pip and Linda!

Pip, I'm looking forward to your post on why you feel like speed is so necessary and why you can't be happy with the significant accomplishment that you've attained. Your daily training log is a HUGE accomplishment, more so than a one time speed test!

Linda, you have not been a terrible friend at all! Best of luck to you this weekend in your marathon!!



Lana C. said...

Wow, this is the first time I've noticed/seen a frozen spider web. That was ultra-awesome.