I'm pretty, I really am...

November 15, 2018

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USA, I think?

Member Since:

Jan 24, 2011



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

I completed several marathons a few years ago...or was it a few marathons several years ago? 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Take my running streak one day at a time (It's the only constant in my life) While pursuing a Bachelor's degree in general psychology, after which, I will pursue a Master's degree in Psychology with dual specializations in clinical counseling and sex therapy. Lastly, to run my first marathon as a female. I hope to achieve all of there goals while I'm still a little sane :) or maybe I've already gone insane. Hmmmm. Something to think about.

Long-Term Running Goals:

To run every day for the rest of my life, If possible.

To continue running marathons, as a female, and with better finishing times compared to when I was running as a male.

The ultimate goal (fantasy):  Win a marathon as a transwoman, and not have the validity of the win be questioned or challenged by anyone, or delayed, pending further review, or have an * in front of my name...or after my name *.  In a perfect workd, right?  Right.

If such a scenario were to actually occur, by me or anyone else, and the win is indeed questioned or challenged, or pending further review, the best way to cope is to just ride it out with dignity, your head held high, a sense of humor, and move forward with your life.


Some personal facts about me: I tend to do things much, much later than others would, such as going to school and having kids, realizing at age 47 that I'm a transgender woman. I began Hormone Replacement Therapy on Dec. 20, 2017. I used to be known as DaleG, but now I go by the name of Addison, but you can call me Addie.  True story.  Some people may be fine with this and others may not, but everyone is entitled to their own feelings. I merely want to live out the rest of my life the way I should have been all along, and that is to be happy.

I have one more year until I earn my Bachelor's degree in psychology, then it's on to a Master's degree in, most likely, Psychology with a dual specialization in Clinical Counseling and Sex Therapy.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 390.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Running streak, 296 days.  Days on HRT, 177.

Sorry I've been away for so long.  The past couple of months have been extraordinarily busy. So busy that I just about lost my mind. Not only super busy, but the hormones have been having their way with me.  Ha!  Never in my life have I cried so much :)  I'm like, "Come on Addie, get a grip!!!"

I'm closing in on 300 consecutive days of running and pretty darn close to 200 days on Hormone Replacement Therapy.  The changes I'm experiencing, not only physically and emotionally, but cognitively, as well.  I think of so many things differently now.

I'll have more to write about tomorrow.  Some good things are coming my way over the next couple of weeks. : )

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 174.00
From Rhett on Sat, Jun 16, 2018 at 22:41:27 from

I can't believe you are almost at 300 days. That's amazing.

From Addison on Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 01:00:10 from

Thanks Rhett!!! I can't believe it either, considering how unbelievably hectic my life has been over the past year. I do wish I was running more miles per day, but I'll take what I can, when I can.

Last year I was so close to a full year of running, but after we separated, living out of hotels took its toll on me and I missed nearly a full month of running and had to start over. But I'm glad I did, because running gives me some peace of mind, even if only for a short time each day, and that makes me happy :)

From Burt on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 11:56:16 from

Did you make it to 300?

From allie on Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 18:06:31 from

i just popped in to see where you've been...nice to see the update. hope you made it to 300!

From Addison on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 21:41:01 from

Hey Mr. Burt, sorry for the long delay in replying. I got a new phone and took way too long to set up my email. Yep, I made it to 300 days, and still going.

From Addison on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 21:44:06 from

hi allie! sorry for the long delay in replying. i'll use the same excuse that I used on burt, because it's believable. haha. just kidding, it's all too true. I couldn't remember my email password and it's such a pain to reset it, so I took my sweet time.

i'll go update my entry for june 20th, so I can add something special. that was a big day for me.

From allie on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 22:44:28 from

congrats on 300+ :)

From Addison on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 22:55:03 from

Thanks Allie :)

I really need to avail up on everyone's blogs. The past few months have been so overwhelming with school and working and donating plasma. Sheesh. I'm glad to have a break from school until July 9th. Then it'll all start over again. Haha.

From Addison on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 23:20:30 from


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