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.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Last day of the exercise week

Sunday: There was more exercise planned for today than I actually did. I felt pretty good this morning, I have no doubt that the extra 15 mg of HC was the right choice for me.

After yesterday's workout and today's heat, I didn't didn't have much motivation. I chose to do a trail run at Pole Canyon. It was hot but beautiful. If you haven't caught on, I love signs. Here's one that's been shot to hell. I'm not sure what it said before the center was shot out.

The picture to the right is from about 2/3ds of the way up the trail looking to the top.

The picture below is a view of Teton Valley looking north toward the Sawtell mountains.

I ran to this upside down sign and then I turned around.

Yes, I am a tremendous dork. I took this picture of myself! The scenery was much prettier than it appears here.

After I took this picture of the flowers, I decided my interest for running was fulfilled for the day. The red flowers are Indian Paintbrush and the pink are Richardson's Geranium. When I took this picture, I realized that I was turning into my mother.

I like to stop and take pictures!!

Saturday: My wonderful husband joined me for much of my "big day." We rode our road bikes up Teton Pass. I thought this sign was quite funny considering "bank" refers to snow bank and if you look at the webcam of the top of the Pass, it's in the middle of nowhere! We stopped in Wilson, Wyoming and had lunch. From there, we stopped at the osprey nest on Highway 22 to take a picture of the osprey feeding their new (ugly) baby.
We rode casually out toward Hoback, Wyoming on Jackson's awesome bike paths and then over to Jackson Recreation Center and swam in the pool. We rode back up the Old Pass Road. It gains over 2,000 vertical feet in four miles!! No car traffic is allowed on the road. I took a couple of pictures at the bottom of the Old Pass Road. This is Paul and I not knowing how hard the next hour was going to be.

This is the top of Teton Pass around 1920.

Here's a picture of me at the top. I'm happy that I did Teton Pass twice in one day. I had to jump four times before Paul got this shot.

From the top of the Pass, it was smooth sailing back home. I came home, put on sunscreen for the forth time and headed out the door for an hour run.

I increased my HC by 15 mg (total of 40 for the day) and it was a good idea. After nearly 7 hours of exercise, I felt ok. Tired but ok.

Jackson, Wyoming & Grand Targhee

Thursday: The weather has been remarkably hot for here. It's been 85 - 90 degrees here for days. I realize this is not hot for some of you but for me, yes! I drove over to Jackson, Wyoming to swim and run. I'm not too bright because I went in the middle of the afternoon! I swam at the Jackson Recreation Center and it was a great swim. It gave me some hope for my swim leg of the triathlon. My run, however, was awful. It was incredibly hot (for me) and I kept ducking into stores to window shop. Here are some pictures from Jackson. This is the view of Jackson from the top of Teton Pass. Click the link to see the webcam.
This is Snow King Ski area in downtown Jackson.

Friday: I had a meeting up at Grand Targhee Ski area for the Teton Valley Hospital Foundation so I rode my bike up there. I learned a great deal about fund raising so watch out (or send your check to support the NADF)!