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, July 14, 2012

Day 2 - Day 3

Day 2
Time finished: 6:30?
Place: Parker's Crossing, TN, mile 82
Treasures: seeing Tim and Kathy Dines, petting a baby mini pony, flipping Laz off when he offered me a ride, having lunch paid for by some locals who thought I weighed 100 pounds.

Day 3
Time started: 3:30 am
Time now: 9:30 am
Location: Chesterfield, TN
Treasures: seeing Naresh's smiling face, chatting with the amazing Fred Davis, finding a quarter and being propositioned by a toothless man named Stanley who was buying beer at 9:30 am (he lives behind the Pentecostal church.

I felt pretty awful this morning. Couldn't get a decent breakfast. Feet hurt badly last night. No blisters, the bottoms hurt. I massaged them and iced them as per Bogie's instruction. I will live. Legs are sore and tired. I have no idea why but I thought I'd wake up and feel fresh as a daisy!

What was I thinking? Why did I think this would be fun?

Time to go catch John Price. He was leaving this stop as I was pulling in.


Gabe Figueroa said...

Dusty, thank you for the update! I'm out here in the Orange County (So. Cal.) keeping up with your journey ( as a fellow endurance athlete myself) keep it up, we are ALL pulling for you! Through your push and determination I will be re-tweeting and soon will be posting your link to a blog I will be starting this week. I want to keep helping others in understanding what Addisons is and how it effects people’s lives. I know a bit about Addisons (due to a friend who has it and I care about) and saw how it effects people medically. Dusty thank you ! You can do it ! Stay positive! We are following you!
Kind Regards,
Gabe Figueroa

Anonymous said...

Dusty, I've been following your blog, google maps and I'm so inspired and in awe. You are doing so great - I cannot believe that you've run almost 100 miles at this point...amazing! And of coarse your feet hurt, just stay safe and sound and healthy. Good luck today and rest up tonight.


Unknown said...

Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress, Dusty! We're ALL rooting for you!

PuddleThumper said...

Ah yep. Don't listen to that voice that says it isn't fun. It will be when you are done and look back at what you've accomplished. Go Dusty!

Anonymous said...

Go Dusty Go. Great job! Just keep on churning them out!
Terry Cash

Elise said...

Keep reminding yourself how you'll regale me with tales of the road, how I am missing finding coins, being bought lunch and being propositioned..... And think of all the dogs and people you might get to use your bear spray on in the hours to come! You are my hero-ine : )) Elise

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Anonymous said...

SO PROUD OF YOU DUSTY You are awesome. Look after those feet now.

Wendy (HK)

Anonymous said...

Keep on going, girl! I know I keep telling you this, but you truly are in inspiration to others. I wish I could pick up the phone and call Mom and tell her what you are doing. She would always say, "when she makes up her mind, she doesn't give up, and I love that about her."
Use that determination and keep on. Have some fun along the way. :)
Cheering you on in Ohio.

Jean said...

Do you get to take a day of rest? If you need permission--here ya go.

Unknown said...

You guys are awesome! Thank you!

Gabe, thanks for reading my blog and your support.

Molly, you are the best!!!!

PT, tomorrow I will have the mantra "This is fun!"

Thank you Wendy!

Jean, I can take a rest day if I want to. Today was 19 miles, that's a rest, right?

Terry, this could be you in 2013.

Elise, come see me so we can laugh about all of this craziness. :)

Unknown said...

Jenny, you brought tears to my eyes! I love and miss your Mom. I appreciate you!


Unknown said...

Dusty, your foot picture is painful to see! I love that you chronicle things you see along the way. Be careful with my daughter!