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, November 28, 2011

A Fat Ass on the horizon

Sounds nasty, huh?

It's not!  A Fat Ass is a race where you're responsible for you.  You might get a race number (might not), you might get water (you might have to bring your own), no frills and no extras.  "No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps".  It's always free too.

I applied to get into Ancient Oaks 100 in August, when I didn't hear back from the RD, I naively assumed that I was not invited.  At the end of October, right before we started packing and driving cross country to our new home, I got my invite!  Ancient Oaks is in Titusville, Florida near Cape Canaveral National Seashore.  The race will be this Saturday and Sunday (12/3&12/4) through the Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary.

My "training" has been absolutely, positively pathetic.  I have continued my one mile a day of walking or running.  I'm on day 653 of the streak!  I have added some longer runs, I was peer pressured into a 50 miler in October and I've lifted weights a little bit.  I have absolutely NO ILLUSIONS about this one.  I will, most likely, not complete it.  I will have my car outfitted for a night of sleep, which is most likely what will occur after a day of running and walking. Besides, I have no physical gifts when it comes to endurance exercise.  My enthusiasm takes me to places I don't belong.  Addison's can be a detriment for endurance exercise too.  I know I stink at endurance running/walking/crawling & crying.  Actually, I'm really good at crawling & crying.  I'm not kidding.

Yet again, I will wear a tiara, possibly a Wonder Woman costume, glow sticks and bring pom-poms to cheer others on.  I will have fun, fun, fun no matter how poorly I perform.

If you want to follow my patheticness, I believe the website will be updating progress every two hours or so after 7 am on December 3, 2011.  As you have guessed, I will post pictures after the race.  


Anaphylaxing said...

Wow you are so motivated, way to go! 50 miles?!!?!! Holy cow.

Maybe you should start a crying and crawling event and show everyone how it's done ;)

Anonymous said...

Have fun Dusty!! At least it will be flat!

Mary said...

Thanks for the encouragement your entry bought me this evening.
Hope the weather is beautiful for your run.
Right now it is raining and cold in Gainesville, Fl. but, we are a bit North of your run.
Mary (Marzie)

PuddleThumper said...

no physical gifts when it comes to endurance exercise? hahahahahaha! I wipe tears from laughing so hard thinking about the marathon du sable you completed. :p

so anyway, have fun with whatever distance you end up doing. I know you will. ;)

Anonymous said...

Your enthusiasm and drive encourages me! Enjoy the race this weekend!

Unknown said...

Thanks to all of you!!!!! It will be fun. I am trying to find some battery powered twinkle lights to hang on my car. That will make me smile in the middle of the night, walking, crawling, crying...

:) Dusty

Pip said...

Go Dusty! Have you read "Running Hot" by Lisa Tamati? She's an amazing New Zealand ultra runner who's run De Sables, Badwater and many others. I thought of you when I read it.