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.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Giving thanks

To those of you who read my blog, thank you.  Don't feel compelled to read this.  I am doing this more for me than you.  This blog has provided  me with a chronicle of my life over the last, holy crap, 6.5 years.  

Although 2012 was a good year in many ways, it was a tough one for me.  Moving from Idaho to Florida threw me for a loop.  It was much harder for me than I could have ever anticipated.  2012 was also full of wonderful and exciting things too.  I feel so fortunate to have participated in theBarkley  Marathons and do better than I thought I could have (better than some really tough dudes!) and I also completed the Last Annual Vol State Road Race (500k).  I am thankful for my husband who made it all possible and didn't seem to mind me disappearing for two weeks at a time.

I was able to see my grandmother several times.  I am thankful that I was just able to spend her 101st birthday with her this week as well.  It's totally amazing to me that I am in my mid 40s and I still have a Grandma.  My cousin is 54 and still has our Grandma too.  Amazing.  

Thank you Paul for putting up with me and my scrambled brain and seeming lack of motivation.  I seemed to only be able to run and sit at my computer for days on end.  I know I seemed very lazy and self-indulgent.  Perhaps I am?  I am feeling better and more motivated.  I know 2013 will be better for both of us.  My brain seems to be back on track and my motivation is back!

Zane, my sweet boy, I miss you more than you know.  I can't believe it's been over a year since I have seen you.  I'm so glad you got a road worthy vehicle and will be coming to see me soon.  I can't wait.

Because we live in Florida now, it's so much easier to see friends and family.  We've had more visitors than ever before.  It's nice to reconnect with family and friends.  It's also been nice to make new Addison's friends!

To my ultrarunning friends and family, thank you for your consistency and support.  It has meant the world to me to have a built in family where ever I go.  I met Kerry T at Frozen Head, he was touching the yellow gate when I approached.  I started talking to him and he took me in right away, hooking me up with other runners and giving me much advice.  He (and Rich) fed me between my loops at Barkley.  What a treat!  I have really loved meeting the people that I've been corresponding with and reading about.  Although we ultrarunners are a diverse group, there is so much that is similar among us, it provides an instant connection.

2013 will be different than 2012.  I will be more "with it".  I'm starting to think that much of my problem pulling myself together was , in part, physical and medical.  I feel like a different person in the month since some of my meds have changed.  It's definitely a good feeling to have my mind back.

Watch out world, here I come.  I have things to accomplish this year! 

Thanks to everyone who has supported me, been friends with me and been kind to me.  I appreciate it!


Laura Nielsen said...

I just ran across your blog and I wanted to say that I find your blog very inspiring! I was diagnosed with Addison's three years ago. I also noticed that we have something in common, I grew up in Driggs. I just moved away last spring. It's a small world!

Unknown said...

Laura, are you one of the Nielsen's of Pines Motel Nielsen's? I lived in Driggs from 95-2011. Friend me on FaceBook if you are! Dusty