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, 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!


stevetursi said...

1 year! wow!! congrats!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks Steve! In big part, due to YOU!! You were the one to inspire me to step it up and run instead of walk. Congrats on your streak too!!!!!!

:) Dusty

Unknown said...

congrats! hope you got your cake!!

Unknown said...

Hi Dusty,

I too have Addison's disease and have recently begun to blog about it. Someone suggested I should contact you as I am also a runner trying to successfully run a 1/2 in March. I love learning from other's experiences :)

~ Amber

Unknown said...


Come join us at Addison’s Support forum. There are a few of us with AI that run. If you’re running a half in March, you’ve done the hard work already! Congrats!


Unknown said...

Thanks Molly! I had chocolate with espresso instead of cake. I wanted cake but knew I'd eat the whole damned thing so I stuck to a bar of chocolate!

:) Dusty

Rebecca said...

I read about your goal of walking a mile a day a few years ago. Not long after that I took up the challenge. I also have Addison's and as a result I thought this would be an unachievable goal. About 2 months after I began walking a mile every day, my Mom also joined the challenge. She had to give up her streak 6 weeks ago due to knee surgery after almost 2 years. Yesterday she walked her first mile in her new streak. As of today I have walked at least a mile everyday for 2 years and 25 days. I have actually been walking this mile longer than that, but I have had to start over a few times due to hospital stays. On goods days I go farther, and really good days allow me to run some or all of it. As you were the inspiration for this I just wanted to thank you for documenting your struggles and successes for all of us that need a little encouragement.

Unknown said...

Congratulations to you and your mom Rebecca!! I'm glad I could inspire you both!