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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

10 days until the NYC Marathon! The Plan...

Thursday, November 1 & Friday November 2: 30 mg hydrocortisone divided 10-10-5-5, 12.5 mg DHEA & .05 mcg Florinef. Good hydration!

Saturday, November 3: 35 mg hydrocortisone divided 10-10-10-5, 18 mg DHEA & .05 mcg Florinef. Good hydration!

November 4, NYC Marathon day:
  • 10 mg HC & .1 mg Florinef upon awakening (5:00 am)
  • Drink 1Q Gatorade early
  • Eat usual breakfast and drink coffee
  • 5 mg HC at 6:30 am (race at 9:45 am)
  • 2.5 mg Prednisone HC at 9:00 am
  • 2.5 mg HC 11, 12, 1
  • 10 mg HC at 2 pm
  • Gatorade and/or water every 10 minutes
  • TOTAL (approximate) HC=42.5 mg HC or equivalent. I will probably end up taking more but this is the bare bones of the plan.

Post Marathon:
  • Drink water
  • Drink champagne
  • Drink margaritas
  • Drink Gatorade

1st day post marathon:
  • 30 mg HC & .05 mcg Florinef

From here on out:
  • Decrease Florinef back to .025
  • Decrease HC slowly back to 20 mg HC

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Off topic - political

Some of you may not agree with this but for those of you who do, please do something! I don't usually put political stuff in my posts but I saw this video and felt that others might enjoy it.

If you don't agree with me, that's ok. Do things to better our world in your own way.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Can't keep up

I can't keep up with life these days. I will email you eventually, so behind...

Add a little bit of work (for money, wahooo!) into the mix and the Teton Valley Hospital Foundation's annual Festival of Trees (I'm a volunteer) and I'm useless for anything else that needs to get done...

Milissa being buried alive in the See N Save Christmas shed. This is where the magic for the Festival of Trees begins.

I've continued to run, although not today. I'm as ready as I'm going to be to do the New York City Marathon. I have absolutely no hopes of qualifying for the Boston Marathon (sorry Linda!). My body is tired. The triathlon and the 50 sucked the life out of me.

I am so looking forward to NOT RUNNING for a little while!!! I won't run from November 5th to around December 31, 2007 unless I really, really want to.

The NYC Marathon is on November 4th. Allison and I are leaving on November 1 to stay with Donna in NJ. I'm so lucky to have Allison joining me in this adventure! I will stay on in NJ a little bit longer and visit my 96 year old grandma in central NJ.

Grandma and me, November 2006

Zane and Donna, November 2006