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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Braden Peiffer

There will be no formal aid stations, no crowds cheering. This race is in honor of an eight year old boy, Braden Peiffer, who has the burden of living with this disease with no cure in sight. Braden has a little known disease called Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a pediatric neurological disease that affects language in children).
Race Day in Chicago 6 am start time (FREE):

We'll be starting on the Prairie Path Trail ( on the Aurora Branch which will feed into the main brain branch.  We'll be taking that to where the trail ends in Maywood on 1st Avenue.  From 1st Avenue we'll be heading north over to Madison and then making our way east over to Harlem.  North on Harlem to Lake Street and from there we'll be running east straight to Buckingham Fountain for a total of 31.1 miles: (
Race Day in Tampa 7 pm start time (FEE TO DO MILES FOR MOFFIT):

 I'm (Dusty here) will be running Miles for Moffit and will do a minimum of 50k for Braden, join me if you want to!!  307-413-7318 if you want to ask questions or want to tell me you will be joining me. 

Race Day in your neck of the woods (FREE!), start time flexible:

Just do 50k and contact either Molly or me to let us know you did it too, your mileage and where you did it.  We'd be thrilled to know that you did it too.

Donations are still being taken in honor of Braden Peiffer:

National Organization for Rare Diseases

 For more information:


Unknown said...

You rock! I wish we could all run this together, but thanks for doing this with us from Tampa!!!

Unknown said...


Wish I were joining you gals too!! It will be fun. I hope you will text me updates on your progress during your run. Congrats to you both on going for your first ultra distance!