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, February 12, 2013
One year of running a mile a day and three years of walking a mile a day!
On February 13th of 2010, I decided to walk a mile a day as a measure of gratitude for my ability to walk.
In December of 2009, I discovered I had a stress fracture of my femoral neck. I was unable to walk, let alone run for six weeks. This was quite a blow mentally and physically as I had recently finished my first and only 100 mile run. I was devastated. In addition to devastation, I was having trouble with my thyroid. Injury makes me very hypothyroid, I get tired, cry, snore, get sleep apnea and swell up like a balloon. December, January and part of February were very hard months for me and for my family.
Inspired by Colleen Woods, I started "streaking". In 2010, it was just walking. In 2012, inspired by Steve Tursi, I decided to begin running a mile a day. Although it's been hard to do at times, it's been worth it.
I feel that running or walking each and every day is VERY helpful to overall health and well being. I know I sound like a broken record. Try it and let me know!