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, December 20, 2007

New York Times story about Addison's Disease

If you're interested in reading an Addison's diagnosis story, click here. Many people with Addison's are diagnosed while in the hospital, near death.

Please note: In the story it says people with Addison's don't produce adrenaline, I don't believe this is true. The autoimmune process of Addison's disease attacks the outer portion of the adrenal glands, where cortisol and aldosterone are produced. The inner portion of the adrenal gland is a separate organ and it is where the adrenaline is produced.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Wrestling a Chihuahua

This is Nicodemus. He's 9 weeks old and weighs 1 pound 8 ounces. I had the privilege of making him a sweater AND doggy sitting for him. Isn't he adorable?! It was quite the workout to wrestle with the little guy without smooshing him.

Paul and I went skate skiing on Saturday. Unfortunately, I got no skate skiing pictures but, typical of me, I took pictures of the signage! We're fortunate to have groomed trails in our area. Thank you Teton Valley Trails and Pathways!! Skate skiing is good cross training for running, especially if you can stay upright. I didn't fall down once even though I stink at skate skiing.