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.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Past, Present and near Future

Since returning from Morocco, I've been feeling like CRAP physically and emotionally.  I don't care about running or exercising, I don't care about much.  To me, this is what hypothyroid feels like.  Because I didn't care about anything, I failed to get the proper blood work done to assess thyroid function.  I haven't run much in the last month either.  One thing that has been good is my appetite.  I've been eating constantly (this leads me to believe my cortisol replacement is fine, under replacement usually leads to nausea or lack of hunger).

Unfortunately, there's no research out there regarding hormone replacement in deficient populations who do endurance exercise.  If anyone's interested in studying this, I will volunteer and I can find you a few other people who fit this category.

So, yay, I'm a good little eater who is not exercising.  Not a good combo.  I'm getting fat.

I am pulling myself together and feeling better and more motivated in the last few days.  Yesterday I rededicated myself to exercise since the Pocatello 50 is coming up on May 28th.  It's a hard race.  It's usually best to train for a race before you do it. I have come up with some new goals and am sharing them so I can be held accountable.  If I keep them to myself, my goals can fall the the wayside.

Here are my goals for today through May 27, 2011

o   Start runs earlier in the morning
o   No alcohol until after 5/28/11
o   Weigh in on Thursday and Sunday
o   Do ALL workouts (lifting and squats)
o   RUN more (I walk a lot)
o   Do speed workouts on Tuesday