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, February 7, 2010

I'm legit now

It's official, I'm off the crutches and free to walk as much as I'd like. I made Dr. Mo Brown repeat that twice and threatened to tape record him saying it because I thought my husband and friends would think I was making up that statement. I brought the crutch (that I was not using much) to my appointment and was praised for bringing my "prop" along.

It's such a relief to be off the crutches legitimately. I've been using them less and less over the last few weeks. Dr. B says I should be back to where I was running wise in 4 - 6 months. What a coincidence, the Hardrock 100 lottery is today and the race will be held in 6 months and 2 days. Perfect timing! If I don't get into Hardrock this year, I will need to do another Hardrock qualifier this year so I can try to get into the lottery next year. Today is such an exciting day because I can start planning out my race schedule when I find out if I get into Hardrock or not. Either way, I'm excited to get my ass outside and into the sunshine. I've been homebound for nearly 3 months now.

On the endocrine front, I'm starting to feel much better. I'm still tiring out easily and sleeping a lot. I'm hoping that the addition of a little extra T4 and increasing amounts of exercise will get me mentally, emotionally and physically to where I was.