Sunday, February 13, 2011
Suffice it to say I had a terrible day nutritionally today. So, tomorrow I need to start fresh and get back on track. I have events the next 2 weekends, so I need to feel like I am on track. I'm still looking for the lessons to be learned from today's meltdown, so once they are clear to me, I'll try and put them on paper and on here.
Let's have a great week!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I had another triathlon class this morning. This on concentrated on the bike. We had some discussion of the kinds of bikes and options, and then worked on some cornering and braking drills. We also tried out doing a rotating pace line, which was interesting, but not something I will ever use. To finish off we went for a ride starting in Thunderbird Park and winding around the hils a bit, ultimately ending back in the park. It was an interesting class, and the bike seems to be my best discipline. Next week we are back at the same park for a run (jog, hike) up one of the mountains. That should be interesting! It is also the day before the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon, so I don't want to overdo it and make the next day a struggle.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Sunday, February 06, 2011
I had a pretty good workout today. I went to the Y so I could get in a swim. For the first 40 minutes, I had the entire pool to myself. I got in some drills they taught us in the triathlon class, and then started doing some intervals. Because I was alone, I was able to start in one corner of the pool and do 150 yd intervals while practising my lane changes like you need to do in a triathlon pool swim. When I finished one interval, I would take a short break, swim underwater back to the start corner, and do another one. After about 40 minutes of that, another guy came into the pool, so I started just doing intervals and drills in one lane for the rest of the workout. When I had finished my pool time, I went in changed and got on a stationary bike for a ride. Felt great after it all!
Hope everyone has a great week!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
It went fairly well. I still got my full exercise time in, but on the bike instead of walking, and the foot feels OK tonight. Tomorrow I'm going to do a combination of bike and swim and we'll see how that goes. I need to keep up my fitness level even if I can't run.
The problem with today was that I found the stress of not being able to run difficult to deal with with the result that I went over my calorie limit by quite a bit. I'm going to have to do better than this if I want to keep the weight under control.
Have a great Wednesday!
Monday, January 31, 2011
I called early this morning to get in to see my doc about my sore foot. They arranged for me to get an x-ray and then come in to be seen. When I went in to see the doc, he asked me where the pain was, and I pointed out the spot just behind my second toe in the ball of my foot. He said, "That's odd, because that isn't the spot that caught everyone's attention". I asked him what he meant, and he said he would show me. He pulled up the pictures on the computer, and pointed out the spot. There in the arch of my foot, underneath the first metatarsal (the bone behind the big toe) and lying parallel to it, was a sewing needle! You could see it perfectly, eye and all! Now the odd thing is that I have no idea how it got in there, or when. It doesn't bother me, and if I hadn't had this x-ray I wouldn't have known it was there. We talked about it and neither of us felt it was worth trying to take it out since it isn't causing any problems. As to the sore spot I went in for in the first place, there is no real sign of a fracture. He said with the amount I'm on my feet it could be a stress fracture, but the test they would normally do for that would be an MRI, and with the needle in there he didn't think I could do one of those. I could do a bone scan, but we decided to just treat it symptomatically at this point and see what happens. So, I'm going to try and be nice to it, and do biking and swimming for my workouts for now. If it heals up over the next few weeks, we'll call it good. If not, then we can look at other tests.
Hope everyone had a great Monday!
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