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.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

After two weeks of lots of running, the taper for Wasatch has begun.

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."
Albert Einstein

The last two weeks have been full of running and picture taking.  Last week, I opted to spend 4 days in the Teton backcountry so I could appreciate the scenery.  Wasatch is on September 9th.  My training has not been as rigorous as it's been in the past but my body is not achy and sore, so that's good.  I'm in denial about all of the preparation I need to do for the race.  Maybe I'll get on it tomorrow...

My pretty, new sneakers.  Clean and shiny. 

My tent for 3 nights.  Flat ground is nice.

The next morning both my sneakers and socks were wet.  I had to cross Moose Creek a mile before the campsite.  On the way back out, I got smarter and put my flip flops on so my shoes stayed dry.

Looking back on Moose Meadows toward Taylor Mountain.

Moose Lakes are at the base of this little mountain.

Granite Creek patrol cabin.  It looked like it was infested with mice.  Yuck.

Grand Teton and Spearhead. 

Still so much snow in the high country!

Beautiful wolf track

Taylor Mountain from Coal Creek Meadows

Garns Mountain from Relay Ridge Trail

Lodgepole Pines in South Fork of Cascade Creek

Elk Flat from Blacktail Loop.  This is my current computer background

Damn, one week and look what I do to sneakers!

Zane and his girlfriend, McKensie

Zane's first day of his senior year at alternative high school