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.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Antelope Island & State Your Intentions

Sunrise on the west shore of Antelope Island

Scroll down if you just want to look at pictures.

The first weekend of November I spent the last warm day of the fall on Antelope Island. It was an awesome, well run, low key race. 41 of us started out at 6 am, it was so warm that I only wore short sleeves and a skirt. No jacket! 33 of us did two laps around the island. I finished second to last, just within the time limits. I didn't get nauseous until 40 miles and felt great right up until 40 miles. The last 22 miles were a little bit of a struggle but I did it. No puking. Running on the island at night was magic! I was swooped by an owl, heard coyotes and ran past a heard of buffalo. I could hear the buffalo moving in the grass when I turned my headlamp to the sound, I could see their eyes shining. Very cool!

Last weekend, I did State Your Intentions 24 hour (see post below for details). I did a 50 K over the course of the day. I mostly walked. Dolly, my dog, did 2 laps with me, my husband did 2 laps with me, Milissa did one lap with me. I only did one lap entirely by myself. In other parts of the country, Texas, Colorado and North Dakota, Z, Linda and Jason each did some miles (35 total). I'm donating $100 to our local food bank, one dollar for every mile we all did.

What now? Two weeks off running for me. I need to regroup and create a program that makes me faster during training. I'm so, pathetically slow. Because I'm tired of making my workout routines, I've started doing yoga and I'm making a commitment to start doing cross fit (free, yay!!!) at the local high school. I'm at day 282 of my one mile a day streak.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Mountains reflecting off the water in the Great Salt Lake right after sunrise

Old 4wd rode on the west side of the island

Looking back from the top of the hill

Oh, that wasn't the top of the hill, it keeps going up!


My favorite picture from the ones I took

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