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, June 6, 2011

Pocatello 50 DNF at 17.0

The mountains were beautiful and the weather that day couldn't have been better.  Only a little snow on the first leg.   My coat is on backwards, I'm not 8 months pregnant.

Since getting back from Morocco, I haven't been right.  Those of you who know me will argue that I've never been right but this is worse than usual.  I just don't care about running or exercising.  I feel weak and puny.

There's not a lot, if any, of research on Addison's, hypothryoidism, extreme temperature change, international travel and a week of endurance exercise.  I maintained meds really well during MdS but the last two months have not been good.
Lots of mud in Pocatello last weekend!

I went to Pocatello feeling under prepared and not caring.  I nearly turned around and quit at 7 miles so making it to 17 was a victory in some ways.  The race was organized fantastically and the volunteers were spectacular.  I spent the afternoon with Kirsten (a racer's wife) drinking beer and someone trusted me to watch a sleeping baby.  It was nice to run/walk for a little bit and then have a quiet, relaxing afternoon.

This is how babies are the cutest, sleeping.  Zane never slept so perhaps that's why a sleeping baby is to appealing to me.

After whining to Ashley and Wanda, I've upped my thyroid meds and HC temporarily and I've cut out exercise entirely for a week.  I think I'm feeling better.  We'll see.
What I do at work, admire and kill mice.  I had to set a mouse trap up on that medicine cabinet.  Of course blood spattered all over the walls like a horror movie.  I hate horror movies and mice.


My dog, Dolly, is cute.  This is her spot when we are in the car.
 If you've gotten this far, we've listed the house and it's up for sale.  Want to buy it?  We're doing a lot of work on it to make it pretty.  We're closing on the Florida house on Tuesday.  When will we move?  June of 2012!  I can't wait!

This will be our house on Tuesday around 6 pm. 

Snow is melting quickly here.  I am hoping to get out on the trails this week or next.  Yay!  I guess it's a good sign that I want to go on the trails.  Lots of work this week.  No more Middle School library volunteering.  My favorite librarian has retired a year early!!  I will miss the library but I will still get to see my librarian for the next year!!

Last day of work EVER!  Wahoo!!!!





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