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.

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's been so long!

A veiw of the Tetons from Fogg Hill

It's been so long and it's amazing that I have so little to say!  I felt the need to post an update before posting a bunch of rants.

This has been an amazing and spectacular fall.  Usually we've had a lot of snow by now.  This year we're able to enjoy the fall colors without snow ruining the experience.
Fall colors in the Tetons.  Near Hunt's Corral

Near Fogg Hill

Henderson Canyon

I've been running a lot in preparation for a 100K that I'm doing with Elise.  It's the Antelope Island 100K.  Antelope Island is in the Great Salt Lake.  I've done the spring 50 miler down there (check out the buffalo video clip at the end).  It's a beautiful place and I'm looking forward to going down there again.  Best of all, Elise is coming down from Kalispell, Montana to run it too!!  Yay!!!

Because I needed a change of pace with exercise, I tried a 5 day Beginner yoga class.  Surprisingly, I LOVED it!!!!  Since I have decent balance and some strength, I can attempt some hard moves too.  I like that the yoga I'm doing is slow so I don't need to be coordinated.  I think doing yoga will help my general fitness a lot.  Besides, I'm sick and tired of lifting weights in my cold garage all alone.

The Addison's Support Forum has been busy, busy, busy with questions and wisdom.  Thanks to all who ask questions and contribute answers.

True to form, once things have slowed down, swimming lessons are over, clients are probably not coming back until the snow flies, I have picked up another job.  I am incredibly excited about this opportunity!  I will be assisting with the administrative details of the US, Canadian, NZ and AUS entrants for the Marathon des Sable.  One of the perks of doing this work is that I will be a participant in the 26th Marathon des Sable.  It's a race across 150 miles (or so) of the Sahara Desert.  It is a stage race which means the mileage will be spread out over 6 days of running.  The dates are April 1 - April 11, 2011.  I am so looking forward to doing this classic race across the Moroccan desert!!!

Blood on the trail!  Hunters everywhere!!  PU old blood stinks!

Look at the handy rifle holder on the 4 wheeler.  This is why I carry bear spray!!  Hunters with guns, their dogs and Great Pyrenees protecting their sheep.  The bears RUN away when they see (smell?!) me.  The dogs and hunters, not so much!!!  Pole Canyon Saddle
The lower saddle of this ridge was my goal last Sunday.  I didn't even make it close.  It was such a nice day, I didn't care!!!  From Game Creek, looking up at the Teton Crest Trail.

Yay, it's warm!  Note the brightly colored shirt to avoid being shot at.  Game Creek

cool, Henderson Canyon

This ridge looked so cool, I had to take a picture.  Big Holes, near Henderson Canyon
I'm totally obsessed with these mini Herefords.  They are about 3.5 feet tall at the shoulder!!!  So cute!!

I embarrass my 16 year old son at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and am hastily herded out of the children's section by said 16 year old.

The 16 year old allows me to take a picture of him.


Unknown said...

Ah, the picture of the water droplets on the aspen leaf. You know I have about one hundred of those! I need a picture of a human standing next to the mini-Hereford! I have never seen one.

Pip said...

So great to hear from you, and to hear that you're still training for long distance. Cool that you get to coordinate people from NZ as well! Oh, and I grew up in Henderson Valley, just outside of Henderson (Auckland, NZ). Oh, and also glad that you've discovered yoga. Yoga's amazingly good for us runners!

Elise said...

You really could put together a coffee table book with all your wonderful pictures! I think I could squish one of those mini-herefords in the Prius to bring home after Antelope Isl. They are adorable! Only slightly bigger than Vaks...

Unknown said...

Elise, I'll take you to see them on Thursday. They are around the corner. I'm sure we could get one in the Prius...They would love being at your house!!!