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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ready or not, July 12th is approaching and I will attempt the Last Annual Vol State Road Race

I haven't been updating this blog like I should have been.  Sorry.  I am so full of anxiety about this upcoming race that if I start writing I get shaky and nervous.  Oh, I'm even sweating right now despite air conditioning.

I'm so honored to be running to raise money for Adrenal Insufficiency United!  AIU's main focus is to get emergency care protocols and medications for the treatment of adrenal crisis on all emergency care vehicles nationwide. 

The proceeds earned by this run will benefit Adrenal Insufficiency United members to attend the IAFC Fire-Rescue International Conference in Denver, Colorado, August 1-4, 2012, where over 10,000 EMS personnel will be attending. (Any extra funds earned will go towards other AI awareness conferences).  AUI will help educate emergency responders about what to do during an adrenal crisis.  This issue is near and dear to my heart, I've written about it multiple times over the last five years I've been writing this blog.

If you're interested in donating to AIU's IAFC Fire-Rescue International Conference, you can right here

My training is basically done.  I'm mostly packed for my Sunday departure.  My backpack for the race is generally packed as well.  I keep taking things out of it so it's not too heavy.  I can guarantee you that I'm carrying about 3/4 of a pound in medicines and supplements (salt, HC, T4, T3, DHEA and my injection kit, directions and medical info).  Sometimes Addison's is a pain in the backpack.

Questions are rolling in about where race info will be posted.  Here are the answers:
That's it for today folks!  More tomorrow!

1 comment:

Jean said...

I will be praying for you every day, Dusty. We were back in Pittsburgh this weekend, and the east (and southeast) is SOOOO hot & humid. Be careful and go slow.