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, April 3, 2011

Hello all (this is Paul). I have not spoken to Dusty since she left on Tuesday. She emailed me briefly on Thursday, basically to tell me that she arrived. I know that Dusty can more than take care of herself, but we have not been out of touch for more than a day since we met 9 hears ago. I am the worrier of this pair. I have been checking for her email obsessively. I finally received the below a short while ago. As usual, I worry for no reason. Our girl is doing great and seems to be thrilled with the experience. Here is her note:

Wow!!!!! This has been absolutely amazing!!! Thursday was a 5 hour bus ride through Morocco to the initial bivouac. The food and "production" have been incredible, Music, Wine, beer, tables.
Today we had our first day of the race!!!!!!!!!!! It was 33 k, stunningly beautiful and VERY hard. Of course I was tremendously nauseous, 30 minutes after finishing,I was fine. We did 13 k through huge dunes. There were clouds so temps only hit 90 or so. I took 8 hours to finish today, the winner 3. I'm still very happy, it was amazing. Helicopters flying overhead, filming and waving cheerful volunteers calling me Justine. Tomorrow 38k. 



Lana said...

Our Excitement for your excursion has got to be tops!!! We are thrilled and know you'll soak up all parts of this experience - with pictures.SHARE!

Anonymous said...

Yay, Dusty!

And Paul - you are one good husband! I'm glad Dusty has someone to worry about her. :)

Looking forward to more updates.....

Linda said...

Paul, you rock. Dusty, I am so very proud of you!

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this for the rest of the worriers, Paul!

And - Go Dusty, Go!

re*Klaim said...

Thanks for posting the update!! Go Dusty/Justine, we love you and miss you!!

Suzanna said...

It's so good to hear an update! thanks Paul! I'm so glad Dusty has you!

Dusty, I've been thinking of you the last couple of days over there in the desert! :)

Lisa Infanta said...

I can't believe that you are getting faster and doing as well as you are! Definitely enjoy every moment you can as it ill be a blur once you're done. Tried to email on the xiti link but couldn't follow it, so hoping this is the right place. Love the updates and your adventuresome spirit thriving under such conditions! You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am sending you lots of extra oxygen molecules! Lisa Infanta

Unknown said...

Lisa, Dusty had the wrong instruction on her blog regarding the emails to her and that XiTi icon. I have fixed the link now, so it should work for you. I passed along your comment in my own email, but I am sure she would love to get one from you directly. - Paul