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Paying the price and the decision process

Monday, July 29, 2013

I bubbled about the good things about athletics yesterday. Today I'm coming out from under my shelf of blankets I hid under for pretty much all of today and blogging about the tough decisions that we sometimes make as competitors.

Yesterday when I had trouble sleeping and got up early, it was also with the niggling feeling that all was not well with the body. Headache. A little nausea. But this can be "nerves" or it can be "coming down with something".

As with most days and going to work, or in this case, doing an event I look forward to all year, I acted as if I was going to do it... and I went and did it! And it was in fact, great. But then I was spent... puttered around the house, but still had the headache stuff going on while I blogged and posted photos.

It's a tough decision: to compete when you're not at the top of your form. But all the training that you do, and the residual fitness, the excitement of the day... pulls you forward. I know from experience what a let-down it was when I skipped a 5K when I wasn't feeling well. So... I went. Of course if my symptoms had been more severe, it might have been a different choice... I'm not a complete fool... just halfway there.

Today, I ended up canceling two appointments and drugging up and trying to be unconscious for the day. I'm still not at the top of my game, but I knew I had to get up and eat a little something, and keep trying to hydrate.

The good news? TRI is so much easier on legs and joints and muscles in general... than running long distance, I feel no ill effects of that sort at all. Once I get over the cruds? Back to keeping that balance, which y'all know, includes back to training.

But first... tomorrow, hopefully fully rested and recuperated... back to work!

LIFE is good, even when not 100%. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-SHOREIDO- 7/31/2013 9:47PM

    Great Blogs you are such a trooper!! Thanks for the this and thats and mostly for taking the time to share and giving us a peek into the "TRI" event.
Hope you enjoyed the good moments!!
Heal quickly. emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 7/30/2013 9:35AM

    You are a champion!

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WATERMELLEN 7/30/2013 8:47AM

    Very sensible . . hope that your recuperation has been successful!

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MIRAGE727 7/30/2013 8:33AM

    Training when "under the weather' borders on a fine line. We take it individually and carefully. I know too well as I had to recover from breaking down my immune system two years ago. This is one of the reasons I don't train too hard just consistently. I also embrace recovery days as holy days! But you know all that. Oh, and pacing one's s elf is critical especially doing a Tri! All the best, Barb!

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KALIGIRL 7/30/2013 7:56AM

    Glad it only lasted a day!

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PATRICIAAK 7/30/2013 5:02AM

    Take it easy

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NEW-CAZ 7/30/2013 1:51AM

    Glaf you're feeling better Barb, take it slow! emoticon emoticon

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SHARON10002 7/29/2013 11:34PM

    emoticon Barb for pushing forward, and completing your race.
I hope that you'll soon be feeling back to normal. emoticon
Sending you lots of healing vibes . . . emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/29/2013 10:46PM

    Glad you are feeling better. Take care so you don't have a relapse. I think you work way too hard.

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MAGGIE101857 7/29/2013 10:12PM

    Feel better! Best to listen to your body (and not your mind!) emoticon

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DLDMIL 7/29/2013 10:07PM

    rest, eat, hydrate is the best cure emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 7/29/2013 10:06PM

    Oh no!---Getting sick is awful!!!!!----I am sorry-----You can get better!--You are a strong Lady!-Lynda emoticon

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MNTWINSGAL 7/29/2013 9:59PM

    You pushed through and completed your Tri, and now you had the good sense to recuperate well today. Glad you had this day of rest before going back to the ol' grind!

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MOBYCARP 7/29/2013 9:38PM

    Rest well, and get better!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/29/2013 9:34PM

    Get well. I wondered if this ailment was part of recovery, but no, you pushed through it to compete. I suspect you know yourself well enough that you made the right call. And now you've rested and done all you can do to get well. Hoping you feel truly well tomorrow. By the way, it makes that PR and silver medal look even more impressive!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2013 9:22PM

    Hope you're feeling better, Barb! It is amazing to me how mind and body are connected! Definitely! Even feeing "not quite right" I am the same way . . . soldier on, get thru whatever in good order THEN fall apart!

HUGS and chicken soup!

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MJREIMERS 7/29/2013 9:22PM

    I hope you feel 100% soon! I really appreciate the honesty that you put into your blogs. I also admire your grit!! I am so proud and pleased to call you friend!

Hang in there!

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