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, August 30, 2007

Live Updates for race. 8 -9 am MST 9/1/07

If you're interested in following my progress during the 50 mile race, here's the link to live updates. Live updates will start being available between 8:00 am and 9:00 am Mountain Standard Time on Saturday, September 1. My bib number is 542.

I'm super nervous about this race. More so than the Vineman. Ignorance was bliss for the Vineman! I know exactly what to expect for this race. I even know my favorite rocks to jump off like a spaz and where it's going to be so steep that I might cry. Luckily with this race, the bathroom opportunities are numerous. The Vineman had few bathrooms and if you were caught relieving yourself somewhere other than the 6 porta potties they had available on the WHOLE COURSE, you were disqualified. Try riding your bike 25 miles with a very full bladder, not fun!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thank a volunteer!

If you see a volunteer, someone who volunteers for anything, thank him or her! Volunteers work hard for nothing but the satisfaction of knowing they've helped someone.
Sometimes it's lonely being a volunteer!!!

Scenery from the course

Below is scenery from the course I will be running on Saturday. These pictures and video were taken in 2006.

View of the starting line from mile 2.8/27.8, top of Fred's Mountain

A panorama shot from the top of Fred's Mountain

A view of the Tetons and Allison from mile 3.2/28.2

Chasing Allison down Cold Springs mile 15/40

Cheezy video while running down Cold Springs. The narration is awful

Me in Rick's Basin mile 23/48

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

50 Mile Race - September 1, 2007

Yep, I'm doing the 50 mile race at Grand Targhee Ski & Summer Resort in Alta, Wyoming on Saturday September 1. This is the same race where I did the trail marathon a year ago. The course is beautiful and the race is very well run. I am looking forward to running on my home turf. The race is about 25 miles from my house so I can sleep in my own bed before and after the race and there's no traveling involved!!

I'm looking forward to walking and running this challenging course. The vertical elevation gain for the 50 mile race is nearly 10,000 vertical feet, ensuring that I will not be able to walk for a couple of days after the race.

I have a Power Point of the course and I'll try to post it here. If I can't post it and you want to see it, email me and I'll email it off to you.