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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

State Your Intentions Twenty Four Hour, Nov. 13th 2010

Hey friends, I'm participating in SYI 24 hour on Saturday, November 13th (see below or click on the link for complete information).  I encourage you, no matter what your fitness level, to participate as well.  Set a walking or running goal over the 24 hour period.  It can be walking out to the mailbox 4 times in this 24 hour period, walking around your house a few times, a number of minutes or hours on a treadmill, running around a track a certain number of times or running/hiking a trail during the 24 hours.

Let me know what your goal is by putting the info into the comments section or emailing me.  I will donate food or money to my local food bank (whatever they prefer) on behalf of your participation.  I will also tally your participation and submit it to the Race Director.  You will be participating unofficially because I didn't get you the info early enough so that you could sign up with the RD officially.

I'm walking a loop around my neighborhood in Victor, Idaho.  Contact me if you'd like to join me.  I'll be doing the 4.5 mile loop at 6 am Saturday morning and at various times throughout the day and evening.

State Your Intentions Twenty Four Hour, Nov. 13th 2010

This is going to be laid out as simple as possible, cause' it's a simple event.
State Your Intentions Twenty Four Hour Story
I was recently exiled to Northwest Arkansas for work (from Burlington, VT)
I rented a home atop a 'mountain' - they call hills mountains in this area for some reason
My home is on a road (go figure) that goes around the top of the 'mountain' - 1.1 miles around
The road is fairly flat with a few bumps along the way
I ran it one evening
It was boring as hell
I know people do this 'loopy loop' thing for hours and sometimes days on end and enjoy it 
I need to know WHY people enjoy it
I decided to create an event and invite some friends

The Deal

  1. Fees: NONE...except we suggest that people commit to a can of food per 5 miles run - donated to a local shelter for Thanksgiving (for example: 100 miles run is 20 cans of food). This is a 'suggestion' and not a requirement, can be more, can be less, can be a dollar donation of any amount, clothing...whatever you can do.
  2. Location: anywhere in the world (we have an military base in Qatar participating)
  3. Start Time: 7am Central - we will all start and end at the same moment in time (for example, 8am start eastern, 5am pacific). The run ends after 24 hours.
  4. Course: I don't really care - a neighborhood mile loop is perfect but so is a track or trail
  5. No mileage after 24hrs count, so it's up to the discretion of your location and course how to manage when to let someone start another loop and figure out the mileage if they don't complete it. Also, if someone cannot run for 24 hours, no big deal, they can still participate - just go as far as you can or want.
  6. Why is it called 'State Your Intentions'? All participants must STATE THEIR INTENTION for how many miles they'll cover in 24 hours. This is your goal, this is the distance you'll need to cover for your intention to be fulfilled and count towards the standings. Anything less doesn't count, anything more is gravy and doesn't count toward the competition (though you're welcome to run as much as you want). So, be honest with yourself, challenge yourself, challenge others, but think hard about what you intend to commit. For example; I could state I'll run 135 miles and be listed as top dog...but, if on race day I only deliver 110 - I get no credit. But, if I have the largest 'bid/goal/intention' going into the run and I accomplish it, I'm guaranteed victory.
  7. Important: Please review the registration page - the deadline to register is Nov 1st, 8pm Central. After this date/time no additional registrants will be accepted for the race. After you register, you can change your mileage intention as much as you like - just send me an email and I'll make the adjustment. Final, final, final intentions are due to me by Nov 8th, 8pm Central, and will be posted that evening. There will be no changes allowed after this; so choose your intention wisely! Important Change - registration extended to 11/8.
  8. Pacing - I couldn't care less
  9. Every race venue should be respectful of the surrounding community; this means NO TRASH, please be peaceful, ask permission if necessary and tell them we're doing a food drive fun run for Thanksgiving, and please recycle and minimize waste as much as possible.
  10. Integrity and honor is the overarching rule - this relates to food donations (not asking much here), distance results, etc.


Linda said...

I will committ to 24,000 steps of walking and running total!

Unknown said...

Yay! Thanks Linda! I will donate 3 cans on your behalf! :) Dusty

Anonymous said...

Dusty, I'm in. I'll be hunting this weekend so a little depends on how the deer cooperate. Also, it is not necessarily an exact loop but I usually do manage to end up back at the truck at the end of the day. If things go incredibly well it might only be a couple hundred yards but normally I would guess 10 to 15 miles with half of that with a deer on my back.--Jason

Unknown said...


I'll donate 3 cans just for the hiking and double that if you shoot something! Triple if it's got a nice rack.

Good luck this weekend!!!

I'll be emailing you soon. I'm home today trying to catch up on emails and forum posts!

:) Dusty

Unknown said...

And thank you Jason!!