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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Streaking again! Day 75 and counting

Streaking again. A minimum of one mile a day walking and three pullups most days. That adds up to seven miles a week and 75 miles over the course of the last 75 days. It's really a great feeling to have done this and continue to do it. I urge you, plead with you, do it too. Make a commitment to getting a minimum of exercise every day. Set your distance.

What? Did I hear you say you don't have time? If you have a treadmill, put a 1" X 10" board across the handles and put your lap top on top or your phone or your book or turn on the radio and drink your coffee. Be productive and exercise. Walk to the mailbox. Move your body.

Go out today and measure out .5 miles from your front door in various directions so you can go outside and walk a mile without having to think about it.

The reasons I'm pushing the streaking so hard:

1) Great sense of accomplishment
2) Easy way to motivate to get into shape and maintain it
3) Bragging rights
4) Americans are lazy and need a kick in the butt
5) Getting into good shape starts with baby steps, or in this case, a big commitment!
6) Because you can!!

I know of one person from the forum who started her streak yesterday. Yay you! I'm not mentioning your name cause I didn't get permission. If you want to post to the comments and out yourself, please do!!

Shelley, keep up your streak too. I'm really proud of you for fighting the roadblocks that are in your way. You're doing great!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Time to buckle down for some buckles

Buckling down for more of these buckles.

A broken hip has not dampened my enthusiasm for ultrarunning. If anything, it's made me even more enthusiastic and excited to run a few hundreds. When you complete a 100, you get a belt buckle.

I've decided to do the Big Horn 100 in June. The Swan Crest 100 in late July and either the Grand Teton 100 or the Bear 100 in September.

I've walked a mile a day minimum, every day for 72 days now (thanks Steve Tursi for the inspiration to streak again!!). By the way, walking a mile a day is a challenge that I encourage everyone to try. In addition to the mile a day, I've been walking and doing a little running. I've had several 50 mile weeks and a 26.2 mile day in the last 2 months! Right after the 26.2 mile day, I felt some (possibly misplaced) confidence that inspired me to sign up for Big Horn about a month ago.

Last week, I realized that Big Horn was 2 months away and decided I need to buckle down on my training. I need to start running more and walking less.

Here are some pictures from my outdoor training.

Running is never boring in Idaho and Wyoming, look what I found on the side of the highway an air gun.

Still lots of snow at the top of Teton Pass

I needed to use the restroom but it was a little inaccessible

Snow is melting!

I love this sign

My super fun friend Meara and I tackled the Aspen Trail today. We are definitely optimistic people because we kept thinking the farther we went on the trail, that there would be less snow. No dice. Lots of snow for over four miles! We took the road back around to the car.

Meara is standing in the spot of trail with no snow.