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, May 28, 2010


Sunrise and the Grand Teton from the West

This is what spring looks like here in Idaho and Wyoming

Although it was cool, Joanne's dog was too hot and needed to cool down!

Joanne loves Aspen Trail

Couldn't make it too far up the South Fork of Horseshoe, shut down by snow...again!

The view on the way to the airport. Tetons on the left, buffalo straight ahead, tourists on the right

Uncooperative bluebird, it turned its head away

The view from Bradley Lake parking lot in Grand Teton National Park when I pulled in

Similar view of the Tetons as I left and it started to rain down low, snow up high??

Slow snake on the trail. I picked it up and moved it off the trail

Another snake that posed for a picture

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's all mental

Fun run with Meara and Jo

Only 24 days until Big Horn, although it's constantly on my mind, I haven't done much planning. I've gotten my meds ready for the week before and week after (increased probiotics, florinef and hydrocortisone).

It's all mental from here on out. I've got one more long run weekend before the race. In reality, most of the work that needs to be done is mental. Creating a race plan, visualizing, knowing I can finish. It's all mental!

I'm on day 102 of my one mile a day streak. Although I'm not getting a huge exercise benefit from walking a mile (usually) slowly on the treadmill everyday, mentally it feels really good. It's a nice habit to have.

As usual, pictures below

Silly, jumping gals

Signs of spring

Joanne does trail work. Tomorrow I'm bringing a saw so Joanne doesn't have to work so hard

The aftermath of the snow storm below

On Saturday, while doing some fundraising for, we got shut down by a squall

Holding down the fort during the wind

Mill Creek last week, impassable by .3 miles up the trail

Spectacular view, what a treat

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Are you kidding me? Winter weather advisory in Idaho

Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 3:45 AM MDT on May 23, 2010

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to
6 PM MDT Monday above 6000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory above 6000 feet for snow and localized blowing snow... which
is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Monday.

* Snow accumulations: 3 to 7 inches

* elevation: above 6000 feet.

* Locations include: Driggs... Island Park... Edie ranch... Monida
Pass... Ashton hill... Targhee Pass... Pine Creek Pass

* winds: west to southwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will develop
later Monday

* impacts: snowfall and any winds that develop will create pockets
of reduced visibilities and/or blowing snow. This will
especially the case for higher elevation roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow and
gusty winds will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared
for snow covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution
while driving.